News Room – Winnipeg Police Service Endowment Fund
WPS Endowment Receives Generous Donation From Local Business
December 11, 2014 - On January 13, 2014, as part of our ongoing efforts to create a renewed culture of safety in our community, the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) announced the creation of the WPS Endowment Fund.
Established through the Winnipeg Foundation, which will be responsible for the administration and management of the fund, with the oversight of a committee comprised of WPS members, this fund will enable programs that assist at-risk and underserved children, youths and their families, to apply for funds.
On December 11, 2014, the Zeid family, owners of Foodfare, presented Chief Clunis with a donation of $25,000, the largest donation to WPS Endowment Fund to date. In addition to this generous donation, the Zeid family has committed to donating $10,000 annually to the fund. These contributions will assist the Service’s vision of creating a culture of safety and assist the efforts of community organizations working to make our city a better place.
Anyone interested in supporting this initiative can visit The Winnipeg Foundation website at www.wpgfdn.org/wpsfund to make a donation toward the fund. Donations will be invested as capital with the annual earnings used to subsidize initiatives within Winnipeg.
The Service will begin accepting grant requests on January 1, 2015 until February 28, 2015, with grants being distributed in April 2015 to successful recipients.
Further information on this initiative as well as a direct link to The Foundation website, through which you can make a contribution, can be found here: /police
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