Reston and Area Foundation Inc.

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Reston and Area Foundation Inc.

Box 515
Reston, MB R0M 1X0

Registered Charitable Number: 86573 4917 RR0001
Manitoba Region: Southwest


To strengthen and advance the quality of life in our communities by maintaining perpetual endowment funds, making responsible grants and acting as a catalyst for community philanthropy and leadership.


The Reston and Area Foundation received charitable status late in 2004. Over the past 14 years we have grown to funds currently in excess of $780,000. Scholarships awarded since 2015 total $19,48.50. Grants awarded to local organizations over the past 10 years total just under $165,000.


  • Lori Greig – Chair
  • Sherrill Berry – Vice Chair
  • Mandi Flannery – Treasurer
  • Keri Vinck – Secretary
  • Diane Elliott
  • Julie Fotheringham
  • Jim Whyte

Foundation Funds

The Reston Community Foundation Managed Fund The bulk of the foundation’s funds managed by The Winnipeg Foundation
Scholarship and Bursary Fund Managed by The Winnipeg Foundation – income awarded to local students annually
Brownlee Family Scholarship Established in 2010 and to be awarded annually (starting in 2011) to a student furthering their education in the field of agriculture.
Health Auxiliary Scholarship Established in 2009 and awarded annually to a student entering the health care profession.
Cromer & Area Seed Plant Established in 2017, a cooperative seed plant from the village of Cromer disbanded. Remaining funds in the corporation were graciously endowed to our foundation to create a scholarship available to schools in our school district – Fort La Bosse School Division.

Recent Grants

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* Special Grant – Thomas Sill Funds went to Golden Estates, an independent living facility being constructed in Reston – furnished guest suite $10,000
Parec Flip & Twist – equipment $2,000
Virden Spray Park $1,500
Pipestone Lions – renovations to community hall $6,500
Reston Health Centre – towards purchase of new palliative care bed $5,000

Total for 2019: $25,000

Reston School $4,000
Reston School Parent Council $5,000
Memorial Theatre $1,500
Cromer Rec. Committee $10,000

Total for 2018: $20,500

Reston Nursery School $1,300
Senior Helping Hands $600
West Souris River Conservation $1,948
Reston Library $3,750
Pipestone Playground $5,000
Communities in Bloom $1,000

Total for 2017: $13,598

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