With the 2012-2013 Winnipeg Jets Season now over, we have been able to give a final determination of what we will be contributing to this year’s granting cycle. Last year we were very proud to fund over 1.2 million to various youth based programming. As a Foundation we are very proud to say all of our allocated grant funds stay within Manitoba. Last year we made numerous multi-year commitments for funding that we will continue to honour. With the expansion of our own programming like Project 11 and the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy along with our Multi-year Funding Commitments we did not take in a Grant Application process for this year’s Funding Cycle.
We will honour all of our financial commitments and distribute the excess amount of funds to groups from last year’s recipients based on their final report. We made specific focus to programs that displayed the sustainability that our board and selection committee expects along with the ability to impact a larger population base. This will again allow our grant money to have a greater reach. With the smaller amount of funds available it would not be fair to make all charities go through the long application process. We respect the time it takes to write applications and provide all of the evidence and background for consideration for funding. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused various charities. Please be aware we have met our goal of allocating in excess of 1 million dollars in funds this year including our own programs. We thank all of our generous donors and partners for their support.
The following Charities/Programs have been recipients of our funding this year:
- Air Force Heritage Fund
- Big Brothers and Sister
- Boys and Girls Club
- Brandon’s Food For Thought
- Continuity Care
- Hockey Manitoba
- Inner City Youth Alive
- Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
- Military Families Fund
- Movement Centre
- Open Access Resource Centre
- Project Echo
- Project 11
- Rehabilitation Centre for Children
- Right To Play
- Rossbrook House
- Soldier On Fund
- Special Olympics
- Winnipeg Minor Hockey
- Winnipeg Foundation
- Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy
For further questions or inquiries please contact Dwayne Green, Executive Director, Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation.
The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation is the charitable arm of the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club and ‘charity of choice’ for the MTS Centre. The organization was established in October of 1996 as the Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation, allowing Moose players, staff and community, to contribute to the Manitoba community in an intentional and centralized manner. The capacity of the Foundation expanded in 2004, with the opening the MTS Centre, and as True North Sports & Entertainment became the parent company of the Manitoba Moose and MTS Centre. With the acquisition of an NHL franchise in spring, 2011, the Foundation has been renamed the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation, tasked with the responsibility and privilege of continuing financial, volunteer and programming support for the community in which we work and play – on a larger stage and with corresponding desire have a larger positive impact on our community.
What is the purpose of the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation?
The purpose of the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation is to strengthen and broaden the base of the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club’s involvement in the community. In addition to offering volunteer support, the Foundation pursues this mandate by raising funds and disbursing them to local, registered charitable organizations in the Province of Manitoba who provide programs and/or initiatives for children/youth.
How is the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation managed?
The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation is a separate legal entity, managed and governed by a volunteer board of directors. The board is responsible, independent of the hockey club, for making all grant funding decisions. To support the board, the Foundation employs three staff members, focused on fundraising, programs and disbursement activities.
Who is eligible to apply for funding?
- Organizations applying for funding MUST have charitable status and be operating in Manitoba (and must provide charitable registration number as proof of organization status);
- The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation focus their funding on three areas:
- Health and Wellness
- Education and Character Building
- Underserved Populations
- The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation will fund both Capital Projects as well as Operational Funding;
- Funds provided by the Foundation must be utilized in the Province of Manitoba only;
- Foundation grants MUST go toward specific projects and/or operating expenses, not salaries;
- The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation has a priority to fund youth related activities and projects;
- The Foundation reserves the right to request proof of execution concerning the approved funds;
- Successful organizations must be available for a site visit upon request;
- Please note organizations will only receive funding for three consecutive years then must wait a year prior to re-application.
The Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation grants have ranged from $1,000 to $50,000 per year, depending on the funds available for distribution
The grant application process will begin the week of December 23, 2013. Please check back at that time.