Selkirk and District Community Foundation and the RM of St. Clements Fund
In 2010, the RM of St. Clements Council established the RM of St. Clements Fund at the Selkirk and District Community Foundation (SDCF) to grow a fund for grants in the municipality. It is kept growing by an annual grant from the RM and by community-minded donors.
The SDFC gives out grants to registered charities in the RMs of St. Clements and St. Andrews and the City of Selkirk. People donate money to SDCF, SDCF invests the money, and grants are given from the interest on the investments to eligible applicants.
The RM of St. Clements Fund provides grants to registered charities operating and /or delivering services within the municipality. The latest recipient of a grant from this fund was the East Selkirk Recreation Association, who received funds to support the replacement of rubber mats and protective netting for the East Selkirk Recreation Centre’s arena.
This is a donor-advised fund, which means that the RM of St. Clements Council approves the recipients. The balance of the RM of St. Clements Fund as of 2017 is $56, 600+.
How can I apply for a grant?
- Send an application to SDCF for one of their bi-yearly grant intakes (deadlines are September 30 and February 28). SDCF strongly advises that you consult with them first to ensure you are eligible. You can contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (204) 785-9755.
- Applications are reviewed by SDCF and submitted to the RM of St. Clements for approval
How can I donate?
A donation to SDCF and the RM of St Clements Fund can easily be made:
- Online with a credit card on the SDCF website sdcf.ca (Donate Today) or www.endowmanitoba.ca
- Donations can also be made in person or by mailing the Selkirk & District Community Foundation office; 200 Eaton Avenue Selkirk, MB R1A 0W6
About Selkirk and District Community Foundation
Selkirk and District Community Foundation began in 1995.
In 2016 assets were valued at $8.9 million allowing them to award $216, 902 in grants that year.
Other local governments also have funds with SDCF. The RM of St. Andrews Fund supports renovation and upkeep of their 13 community halls and the City of Selkirk Heritage Endowment Fund supports the Marine Museum of Manitoba and/or a future museum, possibly virtual.
The vision statement of SDCF is:
The Selkirk and District Community Foundation creates different ways for people to give back to their community, connects donors with community wishes and dreams and provides grants that touch a lot of people. This vision ensures that the SDCF is Here for Good.
Learn more about SDCF from their website at www.sdcf.ca or by reading the Selkirk and District Community Foundation Community Report 2017.pdf.