“For today’s needs and tomorrow’s dreams!”
General donations go into the capital fund – clearly mark your donation if you want it dispersed into any of the other funds.
You can donate online through our website, mail in your donation, or drop off a donation with any board member. If you would like to donate to the Altona Community Foundation on a regular basis, automatic bank withdrawals can also be set up.
The capital fund is where all general donations are collected. The money is invested and twice a year the interest earned is distributed to worthy community projects in Altona, Gretna, Rosenfeld, and the Municipality of Rhineland. Your contribution lasts forever as the capital reserve is always left intact ensuring a lasting legacy for donors and ongoing resources for the community.
CURTIS KLASSEN MEMORIAL FUND
A flow through fund established by a group of friends – the fund honors Curtis Klassen – a friend that was tragically lost. The fund supports young athletes.
YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY (YIP) FUND
The purpose of this fund is to provide W.C. Miller high school students an opportunity to manage, promote, and deliver a philanthropic program to encourage community action for students. Once a year they disperse funds to community projects in Altona, Gretna, Rosenfeld, and the Municipality of Rhineland. The W.C. Miller Youth in Philanthropy group seeks to support projects that benefit young people and families – they promote health, learning and an active lifestyle.
ROSENFELD CEMETERY FUND
The purpose of this fund is to support the costs of improving and maintaining the Rosenfeld Cemetery.
KENDALL ANN WIEBE MEMORIAL AWARD FUND
The purpose of this fund is to provide a scholarship to a student or students that have a passion in the field of art and or cosmetology and enrolled in a post-secondary institution of their choice.
NEUBERGTHAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION FUND
Provides annual cash flow to support the Neubergthal Heritage Foundation.
MENNO H. FRIESEN FUND
A donor advised fund that supports the programs and services of minor baseball and minor hockey.
ALTONA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FUTURE AG LEADER SCHOLARSHIP
Supports scholarships to students pursuing an education in the agriculture field.
BERGFELD MENNONITE CHURCH MISSIONS FUND
Supports members of the church with a focus on biblical studies.
THOMAS SILL FUND
Permanent endowment fund for the purpose of generating annual income to be used for grant making.
RICHARD NEUFELD LEGACY FUND
Richard loved his life in Altona. This is the “village” that helped raise him and he gave back to it in countless ways, but especially with his heart of inclusion, his energy, action and engagement, and his great big smile that he shared with anyone who needed it.
The Richard Neufeld Legacy Fund will disperse an annual grant to support charitable activities or charitable organizations whose activities are within the objects of the Foundation and recipients of this fund shall support initiatives that bring light to corners of our community that may go unnoticed and expand our understanding of community.
Manitoba community foundations are proud to help our towns and neighbourhoods flourish by investing gifts from donors in local projects that have an impact. When you support your community foundation, you make a gift that gives forever and helps ensure a bright future for the community you care about.
Community Foundations of Canada is the national membership organization for Canada’s Community Foundations. We are the Canadian movement for community vitality, represented by 181 members from coast to coast. CFC was established in 1992 to connect and support this growing network of local foundations.
Youth In Philanthropy
W.C. Miller Youth in Philanthropy (YIP)
The Altona Community Foundation and the Thomas Sill Foundation, together with W.C. Miller Collegiate, introduced the Youth in Philanthropy program in 2009 as a six-year seed program. The objective was to provide high school students a hands-on opportunity to manage, promote, and deliver a philanthropic program to encourage community action for students.
In 2016 the Altona Community Foundation entered into an understanding with the W.C. Miller student council ensuring sustainability of the YIP program into the future and established the Youth in Philanthropy Fund.
Each year the YIP committee at W.C. Miller Collegiate holds fundraisers with the amount raised matched by the Altona Community Foundation. The YIP committee encourages potential charities to apply and then decides how to allocate their grant funds. They present their recommendations to the Altona Community Foundation board for final approval.
Businesses and individuals can also choose to donate to YIP and receive a taxable donation receipt. Please indicate with your donation the funds are to go to the Youth in Philanthropy Fund.
YIP Mission Statement
“The W.C. Miller Youth in Philanthropy Group seeks to support projects that benefit young people and families. We promote health, learning and an active lifestyle.”
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