Brandon Area Community Foundation awarded the Souris River Recreation Commission a $60,000 grant towards the new arena ice plant replacement project.  A great early boost to their fundraising campaign!





Brandon Area Community Foundation granted over $800,000 back into our community in 2021.

 $75,000.00 YMCA of Brandon Dood Cristall YMCA Expansion

$75,000.00 Dood Cristall YMCA Expansion 

The Brandon Area Community Foundation has been able to provide financial support to a number of projects and programs within Brandon and southwestern Manitoba.

For a full listing of all grants distributed, 2021 Grants

New Fund Holders

Milne and Lischka Family Leader Legacy FundBrad and Carla Milne and Family

Brad & Carla Milne feel that they have been fortunate to live and work with some individuals who exemplified exceptional community leadership: People who recognized the importance of volunteerism through leadership and a calling to help others.

Carla’s father David Lischka was a cattle producer whose passion was in the agriculture industry where he volunteered in the local 4-H Beef Club, the Southwest Feeder Association and the local Vet Clinic. A true ambassador in his field. Mr. Lischka was a most talented, humble, and caring man. He raised his children and grandchildren to believe they could do anything they put their minds to.  He taught his family that they all have a responsibility to contribute to their communities and help their neighbors.    read more


We celebrate Manitoba Day this year by building for the future and sharing our funding for two projects!  Through the support of Build 150 presented by @richardsoninternational and @manitoba150, Brandon Area Community Foundation is proud to bring these legacy projects to life!  Build 150 provided matching funds for 240 projects across the province, including our very own Keystone Agricultural & Recreational Centre and Westman Dreams for Kids.

We celebrate Manitoba Day this year by building for the future!  We are so excited to announce the 240 legacy projects across the province made possible with 2.5 million in funding through BUILD150 with support from and Manitoba’s 55 community foundations.

See the full listing of the legacy projects at


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.