FAQ

What is the Foundation?

Portage District General Hospital Foundation is a registered non-profit organization established to contribute to the stability of healthcare in the community. The Foundation raises funds for the purchase of innovative and up-to-date medical equipment and furnishings, fund special projects and education programs, provide financial aid in recruitment of hard-to-fill positions, and fund building improvements that are not funded by normal government spending.

Why is the Foundation necessary?

The Foundation is necessary because government funding is not sufficient. It facilitates giving from the community to ensure all of the required equipment, technology, services, and programs are available in the local healthcare system.

How does the Foundation manage donations?

Portage District General Hospital Foundation operates separately from the hospital. We have our own Board of Directors, and we produce audited financial statements that are made available to the public each year. We are committed to serving our community following the highest ethical stands. We operate with transparency and act with fiscal responsibility for all donations we receive to direct donations to where they are most needed.

Does the Portage District General Hospital Foundation also fund Douglas Campbell Lodge and Regency House?

Yes. While the Foundation was created to receive donations for Portage District General Hospital, amendments to the acts expanded the scope of the Foundation to include Douglas Campbell Lodge and the Regency House. Large amounts of money were raised to make Douglas Campbell Lodge and Regency House a reality as both were high priorities for this area in Manitoba.

How are funds raised?

Funds are raised through our special events; investment interest; proceeds from our TV rental program, vending machines, ATM, and hospital gift shop; and your donations. Donations are frequently made to the Foundation in memoriam, in honour of special events, and as legacy gifts and bequests.

Does the Foundation decide which projects receive funding?

Each year, the Foundation receives a list of priority medical equipment needs from the Portage District General Hospital, Douglas Campbell Lodge, and Regency House. The list is composed during an extensive planning process involving healthcare professionals and key stakeholders who prioritize the equipment needs for the year. The Foundation’s Board of Directors then approves all purchases and financial commitments.


How should I indicate that my donation is in memory of a specific person, or should go towards a specific project?

Please indicate on the memo line of your cheque the name of the person of whom you are donating in memory. Attach a note that includes the name of the person to whom the acknowledgment letter should be sent and their mailing address.
 If you would like your donation to be designated to a specific project, please call the Foundation office at 204-239-2242.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes. Portage District General Hospital Foundation is a registered charity. Our registration number is 119251528RR001. A tax receipt is mailed to each donor who contributes $10 or more.

Will I receive recognition for my donation?

Portage District General Hospital Foundation recognizes donors who have made cumulative donations totaling $500 or more in their lifetime by placing their name on our donor recognition wall which is located in the hospital. The Foundation also recognizes donors who have made cumulative donations totalling $100 or more in their lifetime to PDGH Foundation for Douglas Campbell Lodge by placing their name on donor wall located at Douglas Campbell Lodge.

Where is Portage District General Hospital Foundation Office located?

The Foundation office is located at Portage District General Hospital on the main floor. The Hospital is located at 524 5th Street SE in Portage la Prairie, MB.

When can I visit the Foundation office?

The office is generally open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the office at 204-239-2242.

Who should I make cheques out to?

Cheques should be made payable to Portage District General Hospital Foundation.

Where should I send my cheque?

Please mail cheques to:


Portage District General Hospital Foundation

524 5th Street SE

Portage la Prairie, MB

R1N 3A8

Which credit cards does the Foundation accept?

We accept Visa and MasterCard. Please call 204-239-2242 or visit the Foundation office to make a credit card donation. You can also make a credit card donation online at CanadaHelps


I would like to plan a community fundraising event for the Portage District General Hospital Foundation, who do I contact?

You can support the Foundation in many ways. Please call 204-239-2242 or email info@portagehospitalfoundation.ca to discuss your community fundraising plans. We welcome all ideas and can provide expertise, support, and volunteers for an event.

Does the Portage District General Hospital Foundation welcome gifts of all sizes?

Yes. Every gift given helps.

Does the Portage District General Hospital Foundation sell or trade its donor information?

No, all donor information is confidential. It is never sold or traded.

How do I support the work of the Portage District General Hospital Foundation?

There are many ways to help us. Donations of all sizes are gratefully accepted. Other ways to help are to volunteer for our fundraising activities or participate in our special events. To get involved contact the Foundation office at 204-239-2242

What Types of Gifts does the Foundation accept?

The Foundation accepts a variety of gifts. We can work with donors and financial planners to maximize the personal benefits to our donors while at the same time helping the Foundation. Please contact our office at 204-239-2242 to discuss the details.

How can I become involved as a volunteer with the Foundation?

Volunteers are an essential part of our fundraising efforts. Please contact the Foundation office to learn more about how to become involved.