Manitobans Raise $890,000 During 24-Hour Giving Challenge


WINNIPEG, MB. – Manitoba proves, once again, that this is the most generous province in Canada!

Thanks thousands of Manitobans, community foundations across our province raised an incredible $893,448.89 during this year’s 24-Hour Giving Challenge.

The Winnipeg Foundation stretched each $5 gift made to community foundations with $1 (to a maximum of $2,000 per foundation) during the 24-Hour Giving Challenge.

New this year! The Province of Manitoba also contributed $1 for every $5 gift (to a maximum of $2,000 per foundation).

Along with The Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba is home to 54 other community foundations – the most community foundations per capita in the country – 52 of which participated in this year’s challenge. Many were able to leverage additional stretch funding from local community partners.

“We are thrilled with the results of this year’s 24-Hour Giving Challenge,” said Rick Frost, CEO of The Winnipeg Foundation. “This was the biggest stretch ever offered and clearly Manitobans responded, raising nearly $400,000 more than last year. This support helps Manitoba communities flourish forever.”

“On behalf of the Province, I want to thank Manitobans for their generosity during the 24-Hour Giving Challenge,” said Minister Jeff Wharton. “The initiative, led by The Winnipeg Foundation, raised record amounts this year and brought attention to the important work our community foundations do.”

24-Hour Giving Challenge 2017 highlights:

1,609 gifts made in 24-hours

$744,264.54 total gift value

$149,184.36 total stretch value

$4,000 maximum stretch available per foundation

52 Manitoba community foundations participated

27 Manitoba community foundations received maximum stretch

Historic amounts raised during 24-Hour Giving Challenge:

2017 – $893,448.89

2016 – $497,115.99

2015 – $555,868

2014 – $245,428

Gifts to community foundations are pooled and permanently invested. The capital is never spent. Every year, the investments generate income that is distributed as grants to local charities. Community foundations provide support that lasts forever.

– The Manitoba Post