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 four 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 we sponsor

  • 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

2017 Community Sponsorships to June 30 Expand/Collapse

Community Sponsorships

Organization Event Amount
Aboriginal Circle of Educators A.C.E. Education Awards $1,250
African Communities of Manitoba (ACOMI) Africa Night - Youth Celebration $1,500
Agassiz Music  Agassiz Summer Music Academy $1,000
Art City Future Shock Fundraiser $2,000
Bike Week Winnipeg Bike Week Winnipeg $1,000
Black Space Winnipeg Black History Month $1,000
Bookmates Breakfast with Bookmates $300
Boys & Girls Club  Hot Sauce Fundraiser for CSI $1,300
Camerata Nova Isolation $1,000
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives CCPA MB Presents Angela Davis $1,000
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada Diversity Scholarship Program $1,000
DASCH Foundation Possibilities Gala $3,000
Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre 8th Annual Fundraiser $500
Fred Douglas Foundation Art of Caring Luncheon $1,000
Freeze Frame Freeze Frame Film Festival $1,500
Friends of Sherbrook Pool Grand Reopening of Sherbrook Pool $1,000
Grands 'n' More Winnipeg Art from the Attic $500
Green Action Centre  2017 Commuter Challenge $2,500
House of Hesed House of Hesed Dinner Theatre $1,000
IRCOM IRCOM Summer Celebration $1,000
John Howard Society Dining with the POPS for Literacy $1,000
Jubilee Fund Ticket Draw Retirement Event` $1,000
Ka Ni Kanichihk Keep the Fires Burning $1,050
Make Poverty History Know Poverty Concert $1,000
Manitoba Arts Network Rural & Northern Art Show $1,000
Manitoba Association for Rights & Liberties,The Human Rights Film Festival $1,000
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Education and Outreach $1,500
Manitoba Chinese Youth Committee Cultural Arts Night $500
Manitoba Eco-Network Reel Green Fundraiser $1,000
Manitoba Fibre Festival Manitoba Fibre Festival $500
Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association Building Partnerships MNPHA Conference $3,500
Manitoba Theatre for Young People 2017-2018 Season Sponsor $3,500
Manitoba W.I.S.E. Inc. Persons Day Breakfast $500
Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA) Over the Top Art Auction & Cupcake Party $500
Niigaanaki Day Care Centre - Sweet & Satchels Sweets & Sachels $250
North End Community Helpers Network Volunteer Appreciation Dinner $1,000
North End Community Renewal Corporation NECRC's Pilot Project $1,000
Northern Cultural Artists Cooperative Ltd Throw Down to T-Town $1,000
Point Douglas Residents' Committee Point Douglas is for Lovers Arts & Crafts Sale $500
Queer People of Colour (QPOC) Drop the Mic, Colour Me Queer, Ladies Night $1,000
Rainbow Resource Centre Pride Golf Tournament $1,000
Resource Assistance for Youth Coldest Night of the Year $1,500
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre 2017 Season Sponsor $1,300
Sarasvati Dramatic theatre Productions and Pepertory Inc FemFest 2017 $500
Shalom Residences Shalom at the Park $250
Sherbrook Street Festival Sherbrook Street Festival $1,000
Social Enterprise Council of Canada 2017 Canadian Conference on Soc Entq $1,000
St. John's College Assiniboia Residential School: Reunion and Reconciliation $1,000
The Historical Museum Assoc of St. James-Assiniboia Pioneer Heritage Day $500
The Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc Minor Hockey Tournament $750
Theatre by the River Wine & Words $1,500
Theatre Projects Manitoba Production of Huff $1,500
Turning Leaf Community Support Services  Manitoba's Little Big Shots $500
Urban Circle Training Centre 25th Anniversary Celebration $1,500
Villa Rosa Celebration of Motherhood Dinner $500
Vision Quest Conferences Vision Quest Gala Dinner $1,200
Volunteer Manitoba 34th Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner $1,200
West Broadway Youth Outreach 5ish Fun Run $1,000
Winnipeg Arts Council Mayors Luncheon Mayor's  Lunch for the Arts $500
Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Film Society 2017 Reel Pride Film Festival $2,000
Winnipeg Harvest Empty Bowl Celebrity Auction $1,000
Winnipeg International Children's Festival 2017Kidsfest $2,500
Winnipeg International Writers' Festival Thin Air 2017 $500
Winnipeg Youth Orchestras Sounds of Spring Concert $500
Total Community Sponsorships to June 30 $72,550

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