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 six 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 is eligible

  • 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 organizations; 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

Apply here!

All applications will be reviewed within two weeks of application date. 

Please note: paper application forms will not be accepted after April 1, 2019

For general inquiries, please email

2018 Community Sponsorships Expand/Collapse

Community Sponsorships

AA Battery Theatre Threepenny Opera $1,000
Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of MB Youth Conference $250
Afro-Caribbean Association of MB Inc 50th Anniversary $1,000
Agassiz Music  Agassiz Summer Music Academy $1,000
Art City Mega Flora $1,000
Art from the Heart Art show and sale $1,000
Artbeat Studio Inc Community Concert and Art Sale $1,000
Bike Week Winnipeg Bike Week $1,000
Black Space Winnipeg Afro Prairie Film Festival $1,000
Bookmates Breakfast with Bookmates $350
Boys & Girls Club  Hot Sauce Fundraiser for CSI $1,300
Bravestone Centre  Quiz Night $500
Broadway Seniors Resource Centre Resource Fair $500
Camerata Nova Tale of Two Cities $1,000
Canadian CED Network Manitoba, The The Gathering $3,000
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Errol Plack Chair Fundraiser $1,000
Canadian Worker Cooperative Federation Annual Conference & AGM $1,500
Candace House Eat, Drink, and Be Giving $2,000
Circle of Hearts Family Support Network Winter Celebration $1,000
Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada Diversity Scholarship Program $1,000
Creative Foundation Inc. Cultivating Cultural Creativity $500
Downtown Winnipeg BIZ ManyFest $3,500
End Homelessness Winnipeg Gi-zhe Waa Ti-Sii-Win $3,000
Epic Opportunities An Evening with Epic $1,000
Fearless R2W Basketball fun days $500
First Peoples Economic Growth Fund 10th Anniversary Celebration $500
Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre 8th Annual Fundraiser $500
Fort Whyte Farms Fort Whyte Farms Harvest Supper 2018 $200
Fred Douglas Foundation Art of Caring Luncheon $1,000
Freeze Frame Freeze Frame Film Festival $1,500
Glenelm Neighbourhood Association Movie Night at the Park $500
Graffiti Art Programming Jordan Stranger Solo Show $1,000
Grands 'n' More Winnipeg Art from the Attic $500
Green Action Centre  2018 Commuter Challenge $2,500
House of Hesed House of Hesed Dinner Theatre $1,000
India School of Dance Year End Recital $250
Inner City Youth Alive Calling to Connect Fundraising Gala $130
Institute for International Women's Rights, Manitoba Local to Global 2018 $500
Jewish Child & Family Services Community of Caring Gala $500
John Howard Society Dining with the POPS for Literacy $1,000
Jubilee Fund Inc, The Pilot Community Tour $2,000
Ka Ni Kanichihk Keep the Fires Burning $1,050
LITE - Local Investment Toward Employment Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast $2,000
Make Poverty History Know Poverty Concert $1,000
Manito Ahbee Festival Manito Ahbee Festival $2,500
Manitoba Arts Network Rural & Northern Art Show $950
Manitoba Association for Rights & Liberties, The Human Rights Film Festival $1,000
Manitoba Association of Volunteer Administration National Conference $500
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Education and Outreach $1,500
Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts Music Equals Showcase Concert $500
Manitoba Cooperative Association Co-op Youth Leadership Retreat $700
Manitoba Cooperative Association MCA Awards Banquet $550
Manitoba Council for International Cooperation Near & Fair $750
Manitoba Eco-Network Reel Green Fundraiser $2,000
Manitoba Fibre Festival Manitoba Fibre Festival $500
Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc, The Minor Hockey Tournament $1,000
Manitoba League for Persons with Disabilities $800
Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association Building Partnerships MNPHA Conference $3,500
Manitoba Theatre for Young People 2018-2019 Season $3,500
Manitoba W.I.S.E. Inc. Equality Breakfast $500
Mary Jane's Cooking School Garden party $500
Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA) Over the Top Art Auction & Cupcake Party $500
Moving Target Theatre Company Production of Deserter $500
Nickel Days Corp Nickel Days $1,000
Niigaanaki Day Care Centre - Sweet & Satchels Sweets & Satchels $250
North End Community Helpers Network Volunteer Appreciation Dinner $1,000
North End Community Renewal Corporation Social Enterprise Works Kick-off $500
North Point Douglas Women's Centre Austin Street Festival $1,000
One Trunk Theatre Boundary Avenue World Premiere $500
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art Interpreting Youth Screening $940
Pulford Community Living Services Pairings with Pulford $3,000
Queer People of Colour (QPOC) Drop the Mic, Colour Me Queer, Ladies Night $1,000
Rainbow Resource Centre GSA Conference $1,500
Rainbow Stage Encore Gala $1,500
Rainbow Trout Music Festival Rainbow Trout Music Festival $1,000
Red River Basin Commission Lan & Water International Summit Conference $1,000
Resource Assistance for Youth Coldest Night of the Year $1,000
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre 2018 Season Sponsor $1,500
Sarasvati Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory Inc FemFest 2018 $500
Shakespeare in the Ruins Shakespeare in Central Park $1,000
Shalom Residences Shalom at the Park $500
Sherbrook Street Festival Sherbrook Street Festival $1,000
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Newcomer Welcome Event $5,000
South Osborne Housing Cooperative Ltd $100
St James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre Fall Feast $500
St. Amant Centre Wild Winter Canoe Race $1,500
Summerhilll Group Awards Ceremony $1,050
Sunshine House Two Spirit Pow Wow $1,000
Sustainable Building Manitoba Gold Sponsorship of Events $2,000
Technical Vocational High School Farm & Fair Event $200
The Historical Museum Assoc of St. James-Assiniboia, The Pioneer Heritage Day $500
The School of Contemporary Dancers Dance Reflections $750
The WRENCH 2018 Cycle of Giving $1,500
Theatre by the River Wine & Words $1,000
Theatre Projects Manitoba Production of Crazy Bone $1,500
Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival $750
Tyndall Park Community Centre Santa Breakfast $1,000
University of Manitoba Visionary Indigenous Business Excellence Awards $350
Urban Circle Training Centre Winter Solstice $1,000
Video Pool Media Arts Centre Diversity through Access to Tech & Art $500
Villa Rosa Celebration of Motherhood Dinner $500
Vision Quest Conferences Vision Quest Gala Dinner $1,200
Wahbung Abinoonjiiag #FEED400 $250
West Broadway Community Organization Snoball Winter Festival 750
West Broadway Youth Outreach 5ish Fun Run $1,000
West End Cultural Centre Ellice Street Festival $1,000
Winnipeg Arts Council Mayors Luncheon Mayor's  Lunch for the Arts $505
Winnipeg Film Group Cabin Fever! Free Films for Kids $1,500
Winnipeg Gay and Lesbian Film Society, The 2018 Reel Pride Film Festival $2,000
Winnipeg Harvest Empty Bowl Celebrity Auction $2,500
Winnipeg International Children's Festival 2018 Kidsfest $2,500
Winnipeg International Writer's Festival Thin Air 2018 $1,000
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Windsor Park Outreach Concert $1,000
Winnipeg Youth Orchestras Sounds of Spring Concert $500
Wolseley Family Place Winter Celebration $500
Women's Health Clinic Sights and Sounds $1,000
Youth Agencies Alliance YAA Ballpark Lunch $500
Total 2018 Community Sponsorships $129,075

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