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Morden Area Foundation

100-379 Stephen Street
Post Office Box 50049
Morden, Manitoba R6M 1V1
Canada

Mission

A philanthropic organization, created and operated primarily as a permanent collection of endowed funds, the earnings of which are used for the long-term benefit of the community

Most Meaningful Change

Over the past three years we have contributed $50,000 toward the planned building of a new seniors residence, to serve many of the community members who conceived, initiated and have supported the foundation.

1993 Year Founded
$1,285,000 Endowment Value
$33,460 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Population Area Served

15,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationMorden Area Foundation
Address 1100-379 Stephen Street
Address 2Post Office Box 50049
City / TownMorden
State / RegionManitoba
ZIP / Postal CodeR6M 1V1
CountryCanada
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)100-379 Stephen Street
Map City / Town (If Different)Morden
Map State / Region (If Different)Manitoba
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)R6M 1V1
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone204 822 5614
Emailinfo@mordenfoundation.ca
Websitewww.mordenfoundation.ca
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Thor Thorleifson, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameThor Thorleifson
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1993
Mission StatementA philanthropic organization, created and operated primarily as a permanent collection of endowed funds, the earnings of which are used for the long-term benefit of the community
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced15,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members8
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$170,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$68,500
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$33,460
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$1,285,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityImportant but not central
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLot
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterFair amount
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernNever
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsNever
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting better
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesSome important achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsSome important achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingMuch achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsUnhelpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationHelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersNo
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersNeither important nor unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyNeither important nor unimportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsOver the past three years we have contributed $50,000 toward the planned building of a new seniors residence, to serve many of the community members who conceived, initiated and have supported the foundation.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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