PC Community Foundation

The Plum Coulee Community Foundation was founded in 2001, under the direction of the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation. It was established to manage donated funds, and to direct and monitor the work of a variety of volunteer committees, working on a number of projects throughout the community. The Bronfman Foundation, with historical ties to Plum Coulee, made a generous donation toward the projects, and provided extra funds for legal and architectural consultations, as well as for project maintenance.

The community foundation movement in Manitoba, and in Canada, began with the establishment of The Winnipeg Foundation in 1921. The Winnipeg Foundation is now part of an ever-growing network of Manitoba foundations. Our province has the most community foundations, per capita, in the country. Manitoba communities have embraced the concept of establishing permanent endowment funds and using investment earnings from those funds to support worthwhile, local projects that enhance the quality of life in their communities.

Manitoba Community Foundations: Pool the charitable gifts of many donors into permanent, income-earning endowment funds that benefit local communities. Make grants, using the earnings from these funds, to support a wide range of local initiatives - including health, education, social services, arts and culture, and the environment. Provide leadership to their communities by bringing people together from all sectors to identify and address local issues.

If you would like to support the Plum Coulee Community Foundation (donations are tax deductible) please contact the foundation by email or this email. Please contact any of the following board of directors for more information on donating to the endowment fund. The more money the fund contains the larger the grants given each year to volunteer organizations, educational and municipal projects annually.

Board of Directors: 
 Heather Unger Chair
 Allen Funk Vice Chair
June LetkemanBoard Member
 Moira PorteTreasurer 
 Archie Heinrichs Board Member
 Levi Taylor
 Board Member
 Rosella Jaz Board Member
Ryan Wiebe Board Member
Cathy Dyck Board Member
John PetersBoard Member
Lynda LambertStaff

 2021  PCCF Annual Report

2021 Grants

Plum Coulee School$1000 for electronic sign
Centre on Main$1,000 for tables
Sensory Path at Town Square$800 for additions
Imagination Library$2,000 for books
Winkler Family Resource Center$1,500 for PC Programs
Pembina Valley Humane Society$500 for new van
PC Sports Association Club$827 for baseball diamond upgrades
PC Fire Dept$1,000 for water rescue equipment
LUD of PC $1,500 for beautification
Pedestrian Bridge$4,000 Foundation Piers
Plum Fest$500 for Community Connections
 Total Grants $14,627.00

2020 Grants
Plum Coulee School$2,500 for Ball pit
Outdoor Arena$5,000
Caboose/Museum Renovation$5,000
Fire Truck Revitilazion/Museum$7,500
Total Grants $20,000.00

2019 Grants                                                                2019 Youth In Philanthropy Grants 
 PC Outdoor Rink
 Centre on Main
 PC Foot Bridge Prairie View Museum
 Fire Truck Restoration PC Conservation
 PC Heritage Trust Fund Imagination Library
 PC School PV Humane Society
 Imagination Library 
 PC Minor Ball 
 Winkler Family Resource 
 LUD of PC 
 PC 4H 
 PC Fire Department 
 Youth In Philanthropy 
 Total Granted $24,353.76                                              Total Granted $2,500.00

 2019 Citizen of the Year     2018 Citizen of the Year
 Archie Heinrichs Jill Friesen 
 Archie Heinrichs Jill Friesen
 2017 Citizen of the Year 2016 Citizen of the Year
 Jake Dueck Dorothy Derksen
 Dorothy Dersksen presenting Jake Dueck Award Dorothy Derksen and Mary Eberling 

 2019 Builder of the Past 2018 Builder of the Past
 The Plum Coulee Womens Institute  William C Wiebe
 The Plum Coulee Women's Institute  William C Wiebe
 2017 Builder of the Past 2016 Builder of the Past
 Harold Schulz William Janzen
 Harold Schulz William Janzen

Past Citizens of the Year
 2003 William C Wiebe2004 Cleo Heinrichs 
 2005 Heather Unger2006 Moira Porte 
 2007 Jake Penner2008 Allen Funk
 2009 Jim Loewen2010 Jack Wiebe
 2011 Alfred Loewen2012 Thrift Shoppe Board
 2013 June Letkeman2014 Ken Hildebrand
 2015 Aron Rempel2016 Dorothy Unrau Derksen
 2017 Jake Dueck 2018 Jill Friesen
 2019 Archie Heinrichs 

Community builder of the past 

 2003-Samuel Rosner 2004-Dr. Hugh McGavin
 2005-Russell Stewart 2006-Jake Hooge
 2007-Bernie Kehler 2008-P.P. Toews
 2009- David W. Wiebe 2010- Louis Jackman
 2011- Robert Reichert 2012- Agatha Wiedeman
 2013- George Feakes 2014- Ben Wiebe
 2015- Ed Hiebert 2016- William H. Janzen
 2017 - Harold Schulz 2018 - William C Wiebe
 2019 - The PC Womens Institute 



2018 Grants                                                                       2017 Grants
 Pembina Valley Humane Society $500Plum Coulee Fire Dept $500
 The Centre on Main $2,100Maple Manor $350
 PC Minor Soccor $350PC Elementary School $300
 PC Minor Ball $1,500PC School Advisory Council $780
 PC House Hockey League $1,500PC Sports $500
Plum Fest $1,600Community Meal Program $400
 South Central Ariels $1,500Imagination Library $1,000
 Community Hall $600Museum Staffing $700
 PC School Advisory Council $650LUD Beautification $700
 PC School $1,150Plum Fest $1,000
 PC LUD $1,000 Canada 150 Alliance $
 PC Prairie View Elevator Museum $2,900 Age friendly Centre $15,000
 PC Prairie View Elevator Museum Maintenance Fund $4,728 Youth in Philanthropy $3,500
  Prarie View Elevator Maintenance $4,728

2016 Grants
Plum Fest $1,500
 PC Fire Department $1,100
 PC School $650
 Community Meal Program $500
 Parent Advisory Board $450
 Library $1,000
 Cancer Care $1,200
 Museum $1,500
 Community Hall $1,500
 Museum Overhead Door/Maintenance Fund $3,750
  • In 2016- The total assets of the PCCCF stand at $442,178.67.


    The total granted gifts to the community of Plum Coulee since our start of the endowment building in 2008 to 2016 were $57,750.00.


    Total grants to the Prairie View Elevator for maintenance since the start of the reserve fund in 2008 to 2016 were $26,600.00.