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.

Looking for a 2016 tax receipt?

If you are looking for a 2016 income tax receipt you can get one at and the money will come to us when we are notified by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year, also a big thank you to everyone as we continue to build into our community!


Philanthropist of the year 2016

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. 


A big thank-you to everyone!

We want to thank-you so much to our community for stepping up and donating during the November 19, 24 Hour Challenge resulting in over $40,000 added to our endowed funds. 



Help the Dauphin & District Community Foundation on Saturday, November 19 th

24 Hour Giving Challenge

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:

  • Credit card online through on NOVEMBER 19th.
  • Credit card by phoning The Winnipeg Foundation's office (1.877.974.3631) from 9am to 3pm on Nov 19th.
  • Cheques (Cheques must be delivered to DDCF office on or before Friday, November 18th)

For more information please contact the DDCF at 204.638.4598.


New Fund for Canada's 150th

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". 

For more information visit Community Foundations of Canada or call our office. 


Parkland Crossing New Playground Equipment being installed.

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.


Warm up this winter with the Dauphin Snowmobile Club

The Dauphin Snowmobile Club requested a grant this last year to help pay for materials to build a warm-up shelter. 

We are glad to see the new shelter built and operational this year 5 miles west of Dauphin, and glad to be apart of this great project. 

Make sure to stop in there and warm up this year, or leave your mark in your community by donating today