Community Sponsorships

Do you have an event, fundraiser, festival, celebration or award you'd like sponsored? We're happy to help. ACU welcomes opportunities to support local events and celebrations that have a positive impact on our communities.

Important: please apply at least six weeks prior to your event.

What we sponsor

  • community fundraisers (members only)
  • arts and cultural events in Manitoba
  • community festivals, celebrations and awards, because they encourage community connections and nurture pride, while celebrating the diversity of our communities

Who is eligible

  • non-profits, registered charities and co-operatives
  • organizations must have missions and values that are consistent with the mission and values of Assiniboine Credit Union

We prefer to sponsor organizations working in the areas of:

  • community inclusion, working to increase the social and economic participation of marginalized members of the community such as Indigenous people, newcomers, disadvantaged women or youth and people living with disabilities.
  • environmental sustainability, working to create positive solutions to environmental concerns
  • community enterprise development, developing and strengthening cooperatives and social enterprises (revenue-generating businesses owned/operated by non-profits primarily for the purpose of achieving social, economic, cultural or environmental goals; and whose surpluses are reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community)
  • arts and culture, providing opportunities for Manitobans to experience a diverse range of cultural and artistic expression

We give preference to smaller organizations that don't have substantial budgets or many other sources of funding.

We don't sponsor

  • individuals
  • political parties and affiliated activities
  • religious activities
  • third party fundraisers
  • health care facilities; medical research, services or equipment
  • sports teams and sporting events
  • major capital projects (except for fundraising events above)

Limitations and conditions

  • because of limited funding, we sponsor only one event per organization per year
  • you must submit a short application along with your sponsorship materials
  • after the event, we might ask you to submit a short report outlining the success of the event and how ACU was recognized

How to Apply

  1. Review the eligibility requirements to see if your organization and event are eligible. If your request does not meet the eligible criteria, it is unlikely that it will be approved.
  2. If you are eligible, complete the application form and submit it, along with additional information and support materials, to Alternatively, the application can be mailed to:
Sponsorship Program Coordinator
Assiniboine Credit Union
PO Box 2, Stn Main
200 Main Street
Winnipeg MB R3C 2G1

All applications will be reviewed within two weeks of application date. 

Please note: The application form has been updated and a few new fields have been added. 

2018 Community Sponsorships Expand/Collapse

Community Sponsorships

Agassiz Music Agassiz Summer Music Academy $1,000
Bike Week Winnipeg Bike Week $1,000
Black Space Winnipeg Afro Prairie Film Festival $1,000
Camerata Nova Tale of Two Cities $1,000
Creative Foundation Inc. Cultivating Cultural Creativity $500
John Howard Society Dining with the POPS for Literacy $1,000
Manito Ahbee Festival Manito Ahbee Festival $2,500
Manitoba Association for Rights & Liberties, The Human Rights Film Festival $1,000
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Education and Outreach $1,500
Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts Music Equals Showcase Concert $500
Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA) Over the Top Art Auction & Cupcake Party $500
Moving Target Theatre Company Production of Deserter $500
Pulford Community Living Services Pairings with Pulford $3,000
Red River Basin Commission Lan & Water International Summit Conference $1,000
Resource Assistance for Youth Coldest Night of the Year $1,000
Shalom Residences Shalom at the Park $500
Theatre Projects Manitoba Production of Crazy Bone $1,500
Villa Rosa Celebration of Motherhood Dinner $500
Winnipeg International Children's Festival 2018 Kidsfest $2,500
Afro-Caribbean Association of MB Inc 50th Anniversary $1,000
Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre 8th Annual Fundraiser $500
Freeze Frame Freeze Frame Film Festival $1,500
Institute for International Women's Rights, Manitoba Local to Global 2018 $500
Manitoba Association of Volunteer Administration National Conference $500
Manitoba Eco-Network Reel Green Fundraiser $2,000
Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc, The Minor Hockey Tournament $1,000
North End Community Helpers Network Volunteer Appreciation Dinner $1,000
One Trunk Theatre Boundary Avenue World Premiere $500
Rainbow Resource Centre GSA Conference $1,500
Shakespeare in the Ruins Shakespeare in Central Park $1,000
Theatre by the River Wine & Words $1,000
Vision Quest Conferences Vision Quest Gala Dinner $1,200
West Broadway Youth Outreach 5ish Fun Run $1,000
Winnipeg International Writer's Festival Thin Air 2018 $1,000
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Windsor Park Outreach Concert $1,000
Art City Mega Flora $1,000
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada Diversity Scholarship Program $1,000
Fred Douglas Foundation Art of Caring Luncheon $1,000
Graffiti Art Programming Jordan Stranger Solo Show $1,000
Make Poverty History Know Poverty Concert $1,000
Manitoba Race to Reduce Awards Ceremony $1,000
Rainbow Trout Music Festival Rainbow Trout Music Festival $1,000
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Newcomer Welcome Event $5,000
Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival $750
Boys & Girls Club Hot Sauce Fundraiser for CSI $1,300
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ ManyFest $3,500
End Homelessness Winnipeg Gi-zhe Waa Ti-Sii-Win $3,000
Green Action Centre 2018 Commuter Challenge $2,500
House of Hesed House of Hesed Dinner Theatre $1,000
Manitoba Cooperative Association Co-op Youth Leadership Retreat $700
Mary Jane's Cooking School Garden party $500
Niigaanaki Day Care Centre - Sweet & Satchels Sweets & Satchels $250
Queer People of Colour (QPOC) Drop the Mic, Colour Me Queer, Ladies Night $1,000
The School of Contemporary Dancers Dance Reflections $750
Winnipeg Youth Orchestras Sounds of Spring Concert $500
Artbeat Studio Inc Community Concert and Art Sale $1,000
Bookmates Breakfast with Bookmates $350
Glenelm Neighbourhood Association Movie Night at the Park $500
Grands 'n' More Winnipeg Art from the Attic $500
India School of Dance Year End Recital $250
Jewish Child & Family Services Community of Caring Gala $500
Ka Ni Kanichihk Keep the Fires Burning $1,050
Nickel Days Corp Nickel Days $1,000
Sarasvati Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory Inc FemFest 2018 $500
Sunshine House Two Spirit Pow Wow $1,000
West End Cultural Centre Ellice Street Festival $1,000
Winnipeg Arts Council Mayors Luncheon Mayor's Lunch for the Arts $505
Historical Museum Assoc of St. James-Assiniboia, The Pioneer Heritage Day $500
Jubilee Fund Inc, The Pilot Community Tour $2,000
Manitoba Fibre Festival Manitoba Fibre Festival $500
Manitoba Theatre for Young People 2018-2019 Season $3,500
North Point Douglas Women's Centre Austin Street Festival $1,000
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art Interpreting Youth Screening $940
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre 2018 Season Sponsor $1,500
Sherbrook Street Festival Sherbrook Street Festival $1,000
St James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre Fall Feast $500
Winnipeg Harvest Empty Bowl Celebrity Auction $2,500
Total 2018 Community Sponsorships $89,245

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