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Due to the new Covid-19 restrictions in place, please call our office to make an appointment.  The Brandon Area Community Foundation (BACF) will require visitors to wear a face mask before entering the BACF office.  These restrictions will be in until further notice.

*The Foundation’s office is not accepting any outside visitors at this time.*


Over $1 million in community funding granted by the

Brandon Area Community Foundation in 2020.

Despite the challenges of 2020 the Brandon Area Community Foundation granted a record breaking $1,052,065 throughout the year. The foundation supports all aspects of life in Brandon and southwestern Manitoba making grants to a wide variety of worthy causes.

Laura Kempthorne, Executive Director BACF said “The annual grants provided by our funds and donors, have hopefully given our local charities room to breathe a little easier during this challenging time.  2020 was also the foundation’s 55th anniversary and although the year didn’t go as planned, BACF was able to provide more than $1 million in grants. This is a huge milestone for the foundation.”

The Brandon Area Community Foundation has given support to a number of projects across Southwestern Manitoba. These grants covered areas of arts & culture, environment, education, health & wellness and community activities throughout the Westman region.

The grants provided by BACF are possible thanks to generous gifts from local donors from all walks of life. Community foundations pool and endow (permanently invest) all gifts and the income earned supports a variety of projects within the foundation’s catchment area. The original contributions are never spent, ensuring a lasting legacy for donors and a permanent source of support for the community.

For a full listing of all grants distributed, 2020 Grants

The Brandon Area Community Foundation was established by an Act of Incorporation in 1965 and is currently a member of the Community Foundations of Canada, the national network for community foundations in Canada. The Foundation invests the contributions it receives in a perpetual endowment fund and uses the income earned to make grants to a wide range of charitable groups–grants that benefit our local communities in Southwestern Manitoba.

Bringing people and causes together

Keystone Centre received a grant

Keystone Centre received a grant

Brandon Area Community Foundation (BACF) is very pleased that the Keystone Centre received a grant from the Federal Emergency Community Support Fund Initiative

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100 Women Who Care

With the restrictions in place due to COVID-19, 100 Women Who Care will not be able to meet in 2020.

100 Women Who Care is a group of women who share a common desire to give back and inspire local philanthropy in their community. Funds raised will go to support the Women’s Endowment Fund held at Brandon Area Community Foundation and supports CRA Charitable Organizations in our Westman Area. 100 Women Who Care recently awarded Adult Teen Challenge $2,200.00! This generous donation will help this wonderful program to continue doing wonderful work for our community. Congratulations!