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Each $5 gift is worth $7 during the Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge, Nov. 14 – 20

Community foundations are a great investment for the future of community life.
Virden Area Foundation grant night in May of 2018. Every spring the Foundation makes donations to community needs.

Now is the time to help our community flourish forever! The Virden Area Foundation encourages residents of Virden and area to make a gift between Nov. 14 – 20 as part of the Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge.

For this week only, every gift will be stretched by The Winnipeg Foundation and the Manitoba government – increasing the amount the Virden Area Foundation receives. The Winnipeg Foundation and the Manitoba government are committed to the growth of community foundations across Manitoba, each providing a maximum stretch of $2,000 per foundation.

The Virden Area Foundation can receive up to $4,000 in stretch funding.

Online gifts can be made securely through Contact The Virden Area Foundation for more giving options.

“This is a great opportunity to support The Virden Area Foundation,” says Foster Whyte, Chair of Virden Area Foundation. “Of course, we welcome gifts at any time, but giving between Nov. 14 – 20 means extra support. We’re so excited to see what our community can accomplish!”

Gifts made between Nov. 14 – 20 will help grow The Virden Area Foundation’s capacity to support a wide range of charitable projects in Virden and the surrounding area for generations to come. Donations to a community foundation are pooled and permanently invested.

Gifts are never spent and the money will always stay in the community. Every year, these investments generate money that is distributed to support local charitable needs. Community foundations provide support that lasts forever.

Manitoba is home to 56 community foundations – more than any other area of the country. Every year, these foundations invest millions of dollars into a wide range of local charitable projects. They help ensure our hometowns are vibrant and thriving.

For more information, or to find the community foundation nearest you, visit -30-For more information, contact: Teresa Makarchuk at, (204) 748-3419 or

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