Waskada Museum has partnered with The Southwest Manitoba Regional Foundation and the Municipality of Brenda-Waskada 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 Waskada Museum complex is comprised of six buildings; a 1906 Union Bank, an 1888 School, a 1927 Blacksmith Shop (operating), a 1914 Church, a Vehicle Display Building, and one other Display Building. They contain artifacts relating to the early pioneers in all aspects of their lives: farm, household, church, school, recreation, hunting, entertainment, business, military and government.
The Winnipeg Foundation will generate the tax receipts for all gifts 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 Waskada Museum to be used at their discretion.