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Vision, Mission and Core Values




The Catholic Foundation of Manitoba provides the opportunity for individuals and organizations to establish permanent endowments in order to fund groups and organizations carrying out charitable and other works in the Catholic tradition.

Who We Are and What We Do

The Catholic Foundation of Manitoba established in 1964 to support Catholic causes and values in Manitoba

Building a legacy where Catholic values flourish in Manitoba.

Supporting education, service and works in the Catholic tradition.
The Catholic Foundation of Manitoba fulfills this mission by:


Making wise and effective distributions that promote works and values in the Catholic tradition while respecting the wishes of donors.


Maintaining the purchasing power of funds entrusted to the Foundation, achieving maximum returns consistent with prudent investment and assuring sound financial management practices so that the legacy created by the donor is respected in perpetuity.


Providing service to the Catholic and broader community by recognizing opportunities to support charitable organizations that care for the needy and underprivileged, educate youth, and promote Catholic values within the five dioceses in Manitoba.

Donor Engagement

Developing strong and meaningful relationships to advance the causes that donors hold dear by helping them fulfill their charitable goals and by honouring the legacies entrusted to the Foundation.



Providing information about what the Foundation supports and promoting Catholic values and connections within and beyond the Catholic community.

The Catholic Foundation of Manitoba helps Catholics fulfill their vocation from God to serve Church and Society by enabling them to carry out acts of mercy through organizations that care for the needy, better the situation of the underprivileged, educate the young, and promote the cultural life of the Catholic community of Manitoba.


In keeping with our mission and vision, we value:



Supporting the family as the foundation of faith and society.

Justice and Compassion

To actively work for human dignity, addressing unjust structures, respecting differences, opposing discrimination and acting with care and concern for those in need.

Peace and Reconciliation

To work with all in the community towards long-term relationships and structures which support peace, reconciliation and harmony between people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Collaborating with organizations and individuals with consideration and fairness.

Making wise and effective distributions that promote works and values in the Catholic tradition while respecting the wishes of donors.

Caritas: love for all- God and neighbor 

True Christian charity. This underlies all we do and our other values. This is also why our main fundraising event and celebration of the Catholic community in Manitoba is called the Caritas Award Dinner.

Respect for the Dignity of the Human Person

Every person is made in the image and likeness of God. The dignity of every person, independent of ethnicity, creed, gender or any other characteristic. Respect for life, educating and empowering all persons to reach their potential and ensuring everyone’s basic needs are met.

Solidarity, Community and Common Good

Everyone in society should share in goods and have access to common services which promote human decency of all or the common good. Solidarity with all who work for the common good, with a preferential option for the poor and socially excluded in society.

Respect and Stewardship of Creation and the Environment

Caring for the physical environment, and also carefully using the talents and goods that God has given to everyone. Ensuring the environment and the resources of the earth are used respectfully, developed and maintained for future generations.

Honesty and Integrity

Conducting our work in an honest and responsible manner with transparency, accountability and integrity.


To lead with humility for the sake of faith and meeting the practical needs of the poor and underprivileged.

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