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


The MAF is a philanthropic organization, primarily managing a permanent collection of endowed funds, the earnings of which are used for the long term benefit of the community.


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.


  • Allison Braun, Chairperson
  • Sue Nelson, Vice-Chairperson
  • Robert Friesen, Treasurer
  • Tio Bellisario, Secretary
  • Bob McCulloch
  • Oleksandra (Sasha) Annamuradova
  • Phyllis Loewen
  • Brad Ritchie



Foundation Funds

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

Grant Deadlines

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

Annual General Meeting

Annual Reports