Killarney Foundation

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Killarney Foundation

P.O. BOX 1180
Killarney, MB R0K 1G0

Registered Charitable Number: 119240463 RR0001
Manitoba Region: Southwest


To be a catalyst for strengthening community well-being, now and for future generations, by promoting philanthropy, creating partnerships and supporting diverse charitable organizations.


Permanent fund providing grants from annual income earned with a broad range of grant-making activities governed by a local board of its residents.


  • Janice Smith – Board Chair
  • Shelley Vandenberghe – Secretary
  • Jackie Mitchell – Treasurer
  • David Jones
  • Edward Dow
  • Matthew Nichol
  • Brett Skeoch
  • Jaret Box
  • Kim English
  • Susan Blixhavn


  • Jackie Mitchell, Treasurer
  • Shelley Vandenberghe, Secretary

Foundation Funds

General FundBenefits entire community – sole discretion with Board of Directors
Killarney Beautification FundImprove physical appearance of community
High School Scholarship FundAssist education costs for both universities and technical colleges
Killarney Hospital FundProvide equipment to assist in the betterment of health care in community
JAV David MuseumAssist in preserving heritage of community
Lakeland Regional Library FundProvide funds for equipment and books
Killarney Minor Sports FundAssist in recreational activities to ensure accessibility to all in community
Turtle Mountain Flywheel Club FundPreserve farm machinery and promote history of farming in area
Killarney Food Bank FundProvide assistance to low-income families
Killarney Meals on Wheels FundProvide home delivery of nutritional food to seniors and other house-bound persons
Marringhurst Historical Society FundRestoration and upkeep of Marringhurst Manor
Killarney Legion Peace Gardens Camp FundAssist youth to attend various sport training programs
Killarney School Band FundProvide bursary plus purchase large instruments when needed
Killarney Lakeside Golf Club FundTo assist project which enhance and maintain the golf club facility
Killarney Beautification FundFor the beautification of the Town of Killarney
Killarney Hospital Palliative / Bayside FundFor palliative care and care home purposes
Killarney-Turtle Mountain Fire Department FundFire department equipment
Killarney Elks FundBenefits entire community
Killarney Ag Society Community FundBenefits entire community
Killarney Ag Society Scholarship FundBridge scholarship for students continuing education

Foundation Grants

Killarney Shamrock Centre: to assist with purchase of electric zamboni$30,000
Killarney Shamrock Centre: sponsorship of community foundation wall$10,000
Killarney Lakeside Golf Course: to assist with pumphouse$40,000
Killarney Fire Dept: to assist with purchase of Jaws of Life$10,000
Bayside Personal Care Home: toward 3 season room$10,000
Killarney Hospital: kitchen renos for patients and staff$20,000
Killarney Hospital: transport chair, blood pressure monitor, holter monitor, utility cart$20,000
Killarney Garden Club: to assist with planting supplies$1,560
Kiddie Corner Early Learning Centre: laminator / cartridges$570
Killarney Dance Program: equipment$4,500
Killarney Minor Ball: jerseys$5,000
Lakeland Regional Library: outdoor picnic shelter, furnishings and LEGO$1,560
Killarney School: amplification system$10,000
Killarney Minor Hockey: iPad$550
Killarney Figure Skating Club$500
Killarney Hospital: blinds, kitchen renovations $14,000
Bayside Personal Care Home: 3 season room $85,000
Service for Seniors: music in the park, seniors programs $5,000
Killarney Congregate Meals for Seniors: freezer $700
Lakeland Regional Library: projector and screen, book shelf and baby change table $2,600
Killarney Nursery School: outdoor and sensory equipment $5,000
New Horizon Seniors Center: chairs, shuffle board equipment, paint, and defibrillator $6,400
Royal Legion Plaza Seniors Housing: automatic door openers $8,000
Shamrock Center: bowling alley equipment repairs $20,560
Killarney Garden Club: horticultural park beautification $2,500
Killarney Lakeside Golf Course: irrigation project $10,000
Killarney School: jerseys / uniforms $15,000
Royal Canadian Legion: building roof $15,000
Kiddie Corner Early Learning Center: tables and chairs $2,930
Killarney-Turtle Mountain Fire Department: breathing apparatus harnesses $15,000

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