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 organizations; 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

Apply here!

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

Please note: paper application forms will not be accepted after April 1, 2019

For general inquiries, please email

2019 Community Sponsorships Expand/Collapse

Community Sponsorships

Organization Project Name Amount
AA Battery Theatre The Threepenny Opera $1,000
Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce Luncheon $1,130
Aboriginal Finance Officers Association AFOA Youth Confernece $1,000
aceartinc. A Portrait with your Pet $1,000
Agassiz Music Inc. Agassiz Chamber Music Festival $1,000
Anish Corporation Indian Residential School Elder's Valentine's Day Celebration $1,100
Art City Inc. Art City presents TRUE COLOUR Fundraising Party $1,000
Art from the Heart AFTH 18th anniversary $1,000
Artbeat Studio Inc./Studio Central Sākihiwē Festival - Central Park $1,000
Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba Talk from Senator Patricia Bovey on Disability Arts $500
Bike Week Winnipeg Bike Week Winnipeg 2019 $1,000
Black Space Winnipeg 2019 Afro Prairie Film FEstival $1,500
Bookmates Inc. Breakfast with Bookmates $500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Hot Sauce 2019 $1,300
Bravestone Centre Inc. Quiz Night $1,000
Broadway Seniors Resource Council Annual Community Resource Fair $500
Business Council of Manitoba Aboriginal Education Awards Program 2019 $1,500
Camerata Nova The Prairie Songbook $1,000
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Boots Riley Speaking Event $1,000
Canadian Community Economic Development Network - Manitoba The Manitoba Gathering of Community Builders $3,000
Canadian Muslim Women's Institute Inc. CMWI Fundraising Dinner $500
Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation  CWCF  Annual Conference and AGM $1,000
Circle of Hearts Family Support Network Breakfast with Santa $500
Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada CHF Canada Diversity Scholarship $1,000
Credit Union Young Leaders of Manitoba Discovery: Next Generation Leadership $1,000
Daniel McIntyre St. Matthews Community Association (DMSMCA) Daniel McIntyre St. Matthews Community Association (DMSMCA) $1,000
DASCH Foundation The Possibilities Gala $4,000
Direct Farm Manitoba Direct Farm Marketing Conference 2019 $500
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries ManyFest 2019 $3,500
Ducks Unlimited Canada Duck and Run $2,500
End Homelessness Winnipeg Gi-Zhe Waa Ti-Sii-Win $3,000
Epic Opportunities Inc. An Evening with Epic $1,000
Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre 10th Annual Fundraiser $500
Fort Whyte Alive Harvest Supper $250
Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages $1,500
Glenelm Neighbourhood Association Glenelm Family Movie Night in the Park $500
Graffiti Art Programming Inc. 20th Anniversary Celebration $1,000
Grands 'n' More Winnipeg Art From the Attic (AFTA) $500
Green Action Centre Commuter Challenge $2,500
Home Routes Inc Winnipeg Crankie Festival $500
House of Hesed (Manitoba) Inc. "Daddy's Girl" $1,000
Iranian Community of Manitoba The Greatest Persian Multicultural Event in Manitoba $1,000
Jane's Walk Jane's Walk Winnipeg $500
John Howard Society Dining for Literacy $1,500
Ka Ni Kanichihk  Keeping the Fires Burning $1,500
Local Investment Toward Employment (LITE) Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast $2,000
Make Poverty History Manitoba Fundraiser $1,000
Manito Ahbee Festival Inc. Manito Ahbee Festival $2,500
Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards $250
Manitoba Arts Network Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show $1,000
Manitoba Association for Human Rights MARL Human Rights Film Festival $1,000
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Education and Outreach Program $1,500
Manitoba Conservation Districts Association The Manitoba Watersheds Conference $1,000
Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts Music Equals Showcase Concert $500
Manitoba Cooperative Association Co-op Youth Leadership Program $800
Manitoba Cooperative Association Annual Co-op Awards Banquet $1,000
Manitoba Eco-Network Inc. REEL Green Film Festival $1,500
Manitoba Environmental Industries Association Emerging Issues $1,000
Manitoba Fibre Festival Manitoba Fibre Festival $550
Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc. 32nd Annual Indigenous Minor Hockey Tournament $1,250
Manitoba Islamic Association Eid Festival $1,500
Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities Disability Matters Vote Leadership Debate $1,000
Manitoba Non-Proft Housing Association Building Partnerships Conference $5,000
Manitoba Theatre for Young People New Owner $3,500
Manitobans For Human Rights Torch of Dignity Relay $1,000
Mary Jane's Cooking School, Inc. 10th Annual Garden Party $500
MEMETIC MEME 2019 $1,500
Mentoring Artists for Women's Art Over the Top Art Auction and Cupcake Party $500
Native Communication Inc. 2019 NCI Jam $500
Nickel Days Inc Nickel Days 2019 $1,000
Nigerian Association of Manitoba Inc. Nigerian Independence Day Event $500
North Point Douglas Women's Centre Austin Street Festival $1,000
Northern Juried Art Show 2019 Northern Juried Art Show 2019 $1,000
NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre Art of Good Food $1,500
Plug-In Inc. (Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art) STAGES 22019 Launch $1,000
Pulford Community Living Services Inc. Pairings with Pulford $3,000
Rainbow Stage Rainbow Stage 2019 Encore Gala $1,500
Rainbow Trout Music Festival Rainbow Trout Music Festival $1,000
Red River Basin Commission Annual Fish Dinner Gala $350
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival $2,000
Sarasvati Productions Fem Fest $500
Sexuality Education Resource Centre MB SERCs 85th Anniversary Celebration! $1,000
Shakespeare in the Ruins, Inc Shakespeare in the Ruins - Hamlet $1,000
Shalom Residences Inc. Shalom at the Park 2019 $500
Siloam Mission Food Fight $1,000
South Sudanese Community Centre Gala Dinner Fundraiser Event $1,000
St Norbert Farmers' Market Farmers' Feast $210
St. James - Assiniboia 55+ Centre Fall Feast $500
Summerhill Group Manitoba Race to Reduce Awards Ceremony $1,050
Sustainable Building Manitoba Lunch and Learns $2,000
Tec-Voc Hogh School Taste of Tec-Voc Farm & Fair $250
The Canadian CED Network Canadian Conference on Social Enterprise $1,000
The Friends of Gardens Manitoba Gardening Saturday $500
The Historical Museum Association  of St. James-Assiniboia Inc. Annual Pioneer Heritage Day Community Event $500
The Jubilee Fund Inc. Educational Event Series $3,000
The School of Contemporary Dancers Inc. Dance Reflections $1,000
The Winnipeg Gay & Lesbian Film Society Inc. REEL Pride Film Festival $2,000
Theatre By The River Wine & Words $1,000
Theatre Projects Manitoba Dragonfly by Lara Rae $1,500
Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival Inc. Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival $750
Turning Leaf Community Support Services 7th Annual Turning Leaf Games $1,000
Tyndall Park Community Centre Santa Breakfast $1,000
Urban Shaman Inc.  Sacred Sounds: The Legacy of Anishinaabemowin $1,000
Video Pool Media Arts Centre Bits & Bytes $500
Villa Rosa  Annual Dinner $500
Vision Quest Conferences Inc Vision Quest Gala Dinner $1,200
Volunteer Manitoba Volunteer Awards Ceremony $1,200
West Broadway Biz Sherbrook Street Festival: West Broadway Business Improvement Zone $1,080
West Broadway Community Ministry Gala Celebration $400
West Broadway Youth Outreach 5ish Fun Run $1,000
Winnipeg Arts Council Mayor's Luncheon for the Arts $505
Winnipeg Film Group's Cinematheque Cabin Fever: Free Films for Kids! $1,500
Winnipeg Harvest Empty Bowl Celebrity Auction $2,500
Winnipeg International Children's Festival Inc. Kidsfest $3,000
Winnipeg International Writers Festival An Evening with Margaret Atwood $1,000
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Sisler High School Outreach Workshop and Concert $1,500
Winnipeg Youth Orchestras Sounds of Spring Concert $500
Wolseley Family Place Inc. Wolseley Family Place Winter Celebration $750
Women in Business of Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards $1,050
Women of Note Still I Rise $500
Women's Enterprise Centre SHEDay 2019 $3,000
Women's Health Clinic An Evening with Lindy West $1,000
Working in Support of Equality Inc. Equality Breakfast $500
WRENCH-Winnipeg Repair & Cycling Hub The Cycle of Giving $1,500
Total $148,925

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