• 7,377 donors from 19 countries

    Thousands of donors from around the world have been inspired to spark change through gifts to UM

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    First-time donors

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    $66 Million

    Total raised in 2021/22

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    Given by faculty, staff and retirees

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    $879 Million

    Current value of Endowment Fund

Indigenous engagement and reconciliation

UM is home to thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students pursuing their passion. Donors prioritized Indigenous engagement and reconciliation in 2021-22, giving more than $18.1 million. After the discovery of the 215 student remains at the former Kamloops residential school, more than 1,600 members of the UM community donated over $1.2 million to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, helping create new pathways forward. This commitment will help expand access to education and bolster student success through holistic programming and supports.

Indigenous students partnership.

Celebrating an innovative partnership between Mastercard Foundation and UM

New collaboration will transform Indigenous education now and into the future.

Read more about the partnership

“I never felt like I really belonged in law school. I’m the first one in my extended family to go to university, much less law school. To be here and to be a Pitblado Scholar is incredible.”

- Jessica Bevilacqua, recipient of Pitblado Scholarship

Outstanding student experience

Thanks to you, the number of donor-funded awards nearly doubled to 24,423 in 2021-22. In addition, 51 new awards were established. You made sure students came first with more than $13.1 million raised for students, an investment in tomorrow’s leaders that celebrates their achievements and removes financial barriers.

You've enabled someone like me to ascend to a level of excellence he never deemed possible. Thank you.
Adam Dmytriwrecipient of the Bruce D. Campbell Bursary

Groundbreaking research advancement

Your commitment of more than $29 million towards research this past year ignites change in pivotal areas, from health equity to climate change to prairie crop science, benefitting Manitoba and beyond. Donor generosity fuels the work of UM researchers who are discovering new ways of doing things to improve our understanding of the world and our place in it.

Donor funding has been essential in creating the environment needed to support my research and [my] graduate students’ training. It brought opportunities for high-calibre students to continue their studies and graduate under such difficult circumstances.
Dr. Sherif EltonsyThe Winnipeg Foundation Innovation Fund recipient
Hands raised in advocacy for human rights.

New Mauro Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice

Nathan Derejko's current research focuses on counter-terrorism and the protection of human rights during armed conflicts.

Read more about his research

Places and spaces

This year, donors like you gave more than $3 million toward building modern facilities and investing in state-of-the-art equipment. By supporting places and spaces you provide students with welcoming environments featuring immersive technology while simultaneously enriching the collaborative and cultural spirit of campus.

I experienced great personal hardship in the last year, which has resulted in serious, and unexpected, financial shortcomings. This scholarship award has removed so much of that burden and significantly increased my ability to fully focus on my education.
Heather Floodrecipient of the Western Grains Research Foundation Graduate Scholarship

Contact us

Donor Relations
Unit 200-137 Innovation Drive
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 6B6 Canada

1-800-330-8066 (toll free)
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Charitable registration number: 11926-0669-RR0001