Dauphin & District Community Foundation

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Dauphin & District Community Foundation

100 Main Street South
Dauphin, MB R7N 1K3

Registered Charitable Number: BN 89808 1757 RR0001
Manitoba Region: Parkland


The Dauphin & District Community Foundation exists to raise, invest and grant funds through community leadership, education and effective partnerships thereby enhancing quality of life for our community.


The Dauphin & District Community Foundation is a local foundation created by and for the people of Dauphin and area. We are here to help make an ongoing difference in our community.


  • Darren Eddie – Chair
  • Sherrie Volk
  • Valerie McInnes
  • Wayne Heide
  • Martijn van Luijn
  • Kristen Haverluck
  • Daryl Bacon
  • Rita Dupley
  • Anjeela Rungloll Asrayah
  • Joe Houston
  • Ferris Vandernat


  • Kit Daley

Foundation Funds

Gilbert Plains Community Fund Established in 2006 to support local community projects in Gilbert Plains. For more information, visit www.gilbertplains.com.
Ethelbert District Community Fund Established in 2007 to support the needs of the community. For more information, send an email.
Ochre River Community Fund Established in 2006 to help the community grow and support community projects. For more information, call 204-733-2423.
Irene & Gordon Durston Family Fund Grants from this fund are directed to the Ft. Dauphin Museum
Tackling Poverty Together Fund Grants are directed to organizations providing services to those in financial need in our community.
Roland Briggs Memorial Fund Grants are directed towards the benefit of children and youth related causes.
Shane Allard Memorial Fund Grants are directed to the purchase of goalie hockey equipment.
Dauphin’s Countryfest Fund Grants are directed to the preservation of the Vermillion River Walking Trail.
Alice and Ted Dent Family Fund Grants are directed to projects dealing with city beautification.
Dauphin Public Library Fund Grants are directed to the needs of the library.
Parkland Humane Society Fund Grants are directed to the needs of the Human Society.
Dauphin Fire Department Memorial Fund Grants are directed to further the education of its volunteer fire members.
Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Fund Scholarship Awarded to a graduating student planning to enroll in any post-secondary health related field.
Clifford & Peggy Chute Memorial Fund Established to benefit the youth who face financial burdens in entering sport-related activities.
Johnston & Company Fund Established to aid with the Dauphin & District Community foundation administration costs.
Larry & Joyce Love Family Music Scholarship Awarded to a graduating student pursuing post-secondary music studies and/or to a grade X or XI student going to music camp.
Ross & Tyyne Ritchie Memorial Fund Dauphin Agricultural Society
Terry Yates Memorial Scholarship Business/Sports/International Music Camp for artistic disciplines
Kalichak Memorial Scholarship Law and Business
Neil Peterson Countryfest Post Secondary Music Scholarship Music Degree
Dr. Allan & Shirley Lysack Scholarship Health Related Field
Marilyn Libby Memorial Music Scholarship Music Degree
General Community Scholarship General Post-Secondary Studies
Gary Brandon Memorial Scholarship Post-Secondary Studies
McMunn & Yates Building Construction Scholarship – A.C.C. Building Construction
Mossey River Community Fund
Eric Irwin Memorial Fund
Stanley Kustra Engineering Scholarship Fund To benefit a motivated individual with a commendable academic performance enrolled at a Canadian university in the field of engineering.
Ray Lunsted “Post it Forward” Part of our general fund it allows us to address the most pressing needs of the community now and in the future.
Wes & Andrew Bernat Family Music Scholarship Fund To benefit a student pursuing post-secondary music, who has demonstrated a high level of musical proficiency and has used that talent in the school and community.
Dauphin Collegiate Technical Institute Gang of 1969-1970
Mr. & Mrs. N.A. Hryhorczuk Memorial Fund Field of Interest fund – for the preservation of Ukrainian History and Culture
Ploshynsky Family Fund Field of Interest fund – for the welfare of animals or benefit of children
Margie Lysack Memorial Scholarship Scholarships for two motivated individuals entering any health related field, who have shown community involvement as well as been in sports and music.
Dr. Michael Cuthbert Memorial Fund Named fund in memory of Michael Cuthbert, a beloved dentist, respected and admired by his colleagues, staff and patients, and a loving family man.
GPCF – Oksana & Quinn Dutchyshen Memorial Fund
Cycles in Motion – An Initiative of D-Town Plaza Field of Interest fund – for the expansion and promotion of physical activity & wellness through human-powered wheeled sports and recreation.
Trotz Family Scholarship Created to inspire young people to follow their passion in the areas of teaching, health or the special needs community.

Recent Grants

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Countryfest Community Cinema UPS for projectors $1,000
Dauphin Friendship Centre Kitchen shelf replacement $663
Dauphin Minor Hockey Association Upgrade goalie equipment $1,000
Dauphin Neighbourhood Renewal Green Dauphin: City of Solar $4,222
Fort Dauphin Museum Fort’s Fresh Coat Project $200
Manitoba 2020 Summer Games Upgrades for summer games $15,000
Mountain View School Division Robb Nash Project $1,500
Parkland Humane Society Outdoor cat house $2,000
Parkland Men’s Shed Furniture and facility upgrade/start-up $1,500
Ukrainian Folk Arts Centre & Museum Manitoba Heritage Trust $2,500
Whitmore School Parent Council Whitmore playground structure $15,000
City of DauphinConferencing system upgrade at City Hall$4,000
Crocus Quilters GuildComfort Quilts$2,000
Dauphin & District Allied Arts CentreTables$8,473.25
Dauphin & District Handivan AssociationElectronic upgrade$2,500
Dauphin Art GroupDisplay cases$1,500
Dauphin First United Church & Crisis PreventionElectrical upgrade$5,000
Dauphin Friendship CentreKitchen upgrades$14,000
Dauphin Rec ServicesMulti-use community courts$15,000
Dauphin’s CountryfestSignage replacement$10,000
Fort Dauphin MuseumGrounds maintenance equipment$5,840
Henderson Elementary SchoolPhase 2 of playground$12,000
Henderson School Playground CommitteePlayground expansion$7,500
Magical HorizonsKitchen & bathroom upgrades$2,500
Sub Committee of Dauphin Rec ServicesParkland’s 4 season toboggan run$20,000
Tinker Bell Nursery SchoolCovid Recovery (cleaning & equipment)$2,500
Ukrainian Folk Arts Centre & Museum VillageMuseum School Teacherage$2,500

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