Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre has partnered with Morden Area Foundation to established this permanently endowed Manitoba Heritage Trust Fund to support their work.
Until March 31, 2021, the Province of Manitoba will stretch gifts to this fund. Every $2 given during this period has the potential to be stretched by an additional $1, to a maximum of $170,000, this means a gift of $2 becomes $3.
The CFDC is a Manitoba and Canadian treasure that houses the nation’s largest collection of marine reptile fossils and the world’s largest Guinness Record holding publicly displayed mosasaur – Bruce. Bruce is the inspiration for Manitoba’s latest provincial emblem – the mosasaur.
The Winnipeg Foundation will generate the tax receipts for all gift directed to this fund under the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program. Gifts to this fund are invested in perpetuity and the annual income generated for grantmaking is distributed to Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre to be used at their discretion.