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Community Foundation of Portage and District

206 Saskatchewan Ave E
Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 3G4

Registered Charitable Number: 140660846RR0001
Manitoba Region: North Central


To enhance and enrich the quailty of life in Portage la Prairie and District by supporting and promoting philanthropy through endowment building, donor services, grantmaking and community leadership.


The Community Foundation of Portage and District is a public foundation serving the charitable needs of donors and grant seekers alike in the City and RM of Portage la Prairie. The contributions of donors, from all walks of life, are pooled into permanent, income earning endowment funds which continue to grow in order to provide funding for local community priorities for many years to come.


  • Gail Patterson – Chair
  • Ken Brennan – Vice Chair
  • Anita Janzen-Gemmell – Treasurer
  • Carey Duncan – Past Chair
  • Jody Fletcher
  • Dawn Froese
  • Blair Geisel
  • Lucy Kinnear
  • Kris Lee
  • Doug Pedden
  • Stephanie Verhoeven
  • Warren Neufeld
  • Winnie Pauch


  • Mandy Dubois – Executive Director
  • Brenda Robinson – Administrative Assistant


  • Larry Muirhead
  • Deanne Talbot
  • Diane Van Aert
  • Lisa Kristof
  • Carol Stewart

Foundation Fund Highlights

For a complete list of funds, please contact the Community Foundation of Portage and District.


Burnside Cemetery FundThe Burnside Cemetery Fund was established to support the perpetual care for the cemetery.
2015 RBC Hockey Championship Legacy Scholarship FundThis fund provides a $1,000 bursary to as many players of the Terrier Hockey organization that meet the set criteria each year
Kozy Korner Seniors FundKozy Korner Seniors Inc. was founded in 1973 and when it ceased in December of 2017 a fund was created to continue their legacy of giving.
John & Maureen Mitchell Family FundThe Mitchell Family created the fund to help them contribute to the betterment of our community. Proceeds support Special Olympics MB & CPCS.
Oakville Cemetery FundThe Oakville Cemetery Fund was established to support the perpetual care for the cemetery.
Oakville Community Endowment FundThe Oakville Village Committee created this fund in 2007 to help fund projects in Oakville as well as support sports & other recreational activities.
Portage la Prairie Lions Club FundThe Lions Club fund is a donor advised fund and gives the club the opportunity to choose the recipients of the investment income each year.
Arlan Asham Award FundThis bursary is awarded to a PCI graduate each year who is dedicated & committed to multiple school teams over their high school years.
Prairie Sounds Music Festival FundThis fund provides a source of income annually to the Prairie Sounds Music Festival. The festival promotes participation in performing arts.
Jeff & Lynne Bereza Family FundThe Bereza Family created this fund to help other families in our community. The fund benefits breakfast programs within the Portage School Division.
Gage Foster Athletic Scholarship FundIn 2018 Gage Foster lost his life in a car accident. This fund was established in his memory and to celebrate his love of participating in many sports.

Recent Grants

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Portage Collegiate Institute $4,300
Fort La Reine School $9,824
Special Olympics – Portage Chapter $3,000
High Bluff Community Club $4,000
St Marks Community Club $4,100
Tupper Family Resource Centre $6,879
Junk Yard Dogs Cycling Club $8,630
La Verendrye Club $41,270
Oakville Community Club $3,000
The Glesby Centre $4,243
Westend Daycare $3,420
Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival $3,000
Portage Active Transportation $5,000
Youth for Christ $8,050
Herman Prior Activity Centre $11,000

Grant Deadlines

Foundation Highlights

25th Anniversary Celebration & Impact Grant Presentation
At the 25th Anniversary Luncheon CFPD presented Portage Assisted Living with a $250,000 Impact Grant