Brandon Area Community Foundation Inc.

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Brandon Area Community Foundation Inc.

PO Box 22096
Brandon, MB R7A 6Y9

Registered Charitable Number: 89659 4884 RR0001
Manitoba Region: Southwest


To serve the communities of Southwestern Manitoba by maintaining and administering a permanent endowment fund aimed at strengthening and improving the quality of life, today and into the future.


Brandon Area Community Foundation (BACF) devotes our efforts and expertise to the work of charitable giving. BACF supports our community for two main reasons: its reach and flexibility.

Reach: BACF doesn’t just support one community charity, it has the ability to support them all!

Flexibility: BACF has the flexibility to change with the times and support projects that will provide for a better community, now and far into the future.


  • Dan Robertson, Chair
  • Michelle Hood, Past Chair
  • Marc Alain, Vice Chair
  • Jaime Pugh, Treasurer
  • Andrea Epp, Secretary
  • Gail Cullen, Director
  • Greg Gatien, Dirctor
  • Rochelle Johnson-Boswell, Director
  • Dale McKay, Director
  • Janet Wilcox-McKay, Director
  • Jon Zilkey, Director
  • Mayor Jeff Fawcett, ex officio


  • Laura Kempthorne, Executive Director
  • Barb Brown, Administrative Assistant

Foundation Funds

Community Fund A Community Fund (unrestricted) provides the foundation’s Board of Directors the flexibility to respond to current community needs and decide where the earnings can be used most effectively each year through provision of grants to registered charities. The Community Fund consists of donations, large, small, from a variety of sources-individuals, corporations and foundations. This fund provides flexibility in responding to the ever changing needs in our community.
Women’s Fund The Women’s Fund is an exciting way to create a lasting legacy. Women have chosen to honour special women in their lives or celebrate a memorable day by making a contribution to the fund. This is a collaborative effort between BACF and women donors to improve the quality of life for women in Brandon and throughout the Westman area. The mission of this fund is to generate social change through women and girls.

Foundation Highlights

Burrowing Owls
Burrowing Owls
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The Manitoba Burrowing Owls Recovery Program (MBORP) has been helping to protect and maintain the burrowing owl population in Manitoba for over 12 years.
Terry Fox Memorial Park
Terry Fox Memorial Park
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During the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the Terry Fox Park Committee completed our upgrade of the playground equipment in the park.