Morden Area Foundation

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Morden Area Foundation

13 – 379 Stephen Street
Morden, MB R6M 0G8

Registered Charitable Number: 13963 6914 RR0001
Manitoba Region: South Central


To enhance the quality of life of Morden area residents by managing a permanent endowment; making strategic grants that enable community organizations to respond to emerging and changing needs and acting as a catalyst in identifying community issues.


The Morden Area Foundation serves as a partner for people to establish permanent, yet flexible ways to fund current and future charitable gifts. Since its inception in 1993, the foundation has allocated more than $1,500,000 to over 60 organizations, to assist them in their efforts to improve Morden’s quality of life.


  • Sue Nelson – Board Chair
  • Brad Ritchie – Vice Chair
  • Tio Bellisario – Secretary
  • Robert Friesen – Treasurer
  • Robert (Bob) McCulloch
  • Phyllis Loewen
  • Oleksandra Annamuradova
  • Lenore Laverty
  • Zainab Zubair


  •  Maia Crisanta Vicente, Community Foundations Coordinator

Foundation Funds

General community endowment fund, and numerous family and named fundsSupporting numerous organizations in the Morden area, in their efforts to improve Morden’s quality of life
Clark Elder memorial endowment fundSupports young athletes with costs of sport registration and training.
Scholarship endowment fundsNumerous endowment funds totaling over $325,000, supporting annual awards to outstanding Morden area students
United Way Agency Endowment FundAllowing the United Way to retain capital and grant earnings from a large bequest.
Power of the Purse Endowment FundWomen helping women, children and families to enable betterment in the lives of Morden and area residents.
Thomas Sill Fund Provides fund to support the grant making purposes of the foundation

Grant Deadlines

Grants Awarded 2023

Child and Family Services of Central Manitoba Inc. – Chance 2 Camp$4,000.00
Many  Hands Resource Centre – “Reviving Wheels of Hope: Enhancing Food Bank Deliveriers for Morden Families $10,000.00
Pembina Valley Humane Society – Snowblower$2,000.00
1-6 Community Club – Conversion from Fossil Fuel to Electric Heating $10,000.00
Boundary Trails Health Centre (BTHC) Foundation – Crash Cart for BTHC$3,822.00
South Central Regional Library Morden Branch – Circulation Desk Project $1,500.00
Ecole Morden Middle School – Replacement of Playground Structures$10,000.00
Morden Activity Centre – Maintain to Sustain A Happy Custodian (Floor washing machine)$8,174.59
Minnewasta Golf and Country Club – Funding for golf simulator $7,500.00
Western School Division – Track Matching Grant$25,000.00

Grants Awarded 2022

South Central regional Library Morden Branch – Book sale storage shed $1,500
Many Hands Resource – Refrigerator $7,775
Genesis House – Commercial kitchen space for transitional housing $9,000
Morden Multicultural Winterfest – Enclosable shelter for outdoor use $5,495.60
Pembina Hills Arts Council – Portable printing presses $1,603.10
Douglass Kuhl School of Music – Digital piano $1,200