The Dauphin & District Community Foundation is a community foundation. It is a vehicle through which people can give something back to their community. All these individual gifts are held as a permanent endowment fund. The income earned by the fund is used to make grants to local registered charities working to improve the quality of life in Dauphin and District.
The Dauphin & District Community Foundation would like to honour a family that has a legacy of giving back to our community. This legacy goes right back to the beginning of the Foundation as Terry & Hazel Yates were part of the founding members. Not only one of the founding members, Hazel also spent 6 years on the board of directors for the Foundation as the chair of Public Relations and Asset Development.
Our donors give to the Community Foundation for different reasons, to fill a need, respond to a challenge and sometimes to allow the memory of a loved to live on, which is exactly what Hazel and the family did when Terry passed away in 2002. The desire to continue to impact lives in Dauphin lead to the start of the Terry Yates Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund grew quickly with donations from family, friends and business associates. Today this fund has continued to grow to a market value of over $77,000 and has granted out just under $25,000 to 3 different scholarships. These scholarships are for DRCSS students who want to further their education in the areas of business, sports, and the arts. In 2011 a need was once again recognized by the family in the construction industry which lead to the McMunn & Yates Building Construction Scholarship being established. Today this fund is valued at well over $11,000 and has granted out just under $2,000 to assist students attending the ACC building construction course.
Thank you Hazel and Family for not only your ongoing support for the Dauphin and District Community Foundation, but for your investment into the youth of our community.
For one day only, November 19th, gifts made to the Dauphin & District Community Foundation’s (DDCF) unrestricted fund will be stretched by The Winnipeg Foundation ($1 for every $5 donated) up to a maximum of $2,000.
Gifts to the DDCF unrestricted fund can be made by:
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bill Hart and discuss Dauphin as a community and the impact, from his point of view, that the Dauphin & District Community Foundation has on communities. View the full interview here.
The Community Foundations of Canada has just released information on its new community fund to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. This fund is intended to bring Canadians together to build community and activate a groundswell of local initiatives, activities, and events leading up to and during Canada’s sesquicentennial.
The fund will be distributed through small grants and community foundations across Canada through "locally-led projects that build community, inspire a deeper understanding of Canada, and encourage participation in a wide range of initiatives that mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation".
Dauphin and District Community Foundation is proud to be a part of the Parkland Crossing's new playground structure by providing grants to help cover the costs of new flooring, as well as money towards the new playground equipment. We know this is a great place for the children of our community and are a proud sponsor of this project.