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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — November 13, 2018 —, an innovative provider of technology solutions for nonprofit financial services, today announced that it had been selected to provide the mobile and online donor fund management system to The Winnipeg Foundation, Canada’s first community foundation, holding more than $850 million in endowed funds.

The collaboration aims to provide a next-generation platform to donors and agency fund holders at the foundation, through a rich interface that gives users powerful fund management capabilities, while at the same time engaging with - and participating in -  the causes and charities local to Winnipeg. The result is a modern, digital giving experience — enhancing donors’ relationship with The Winnipeg Foundation, and creating convenience, value, and affirmation for participants in the community foundation ecosystem.

“Meaningful philanthropy is local,” said Cornelis Hoekstra, CEO of “Partnering with established, trusted organizations like The Winnipeg Foundation puts technology in the hands of modern donors, who want to personally direct their philanthropy to local causes most important to them. Using, The Winnipeg Foundation enhances its ability to match donors to areas of need, while continuing to serve the greater needs of the community.”

“We are excited about the options Amicus’ platform will bring to our donors and how this will enhance their experiences working with The Foundation; we look forward to working together with and the new, innovative technology on this next phase of their online experience,” said Rick Frost, CEO of The Winnipeg Foundation.  

The Winnipeg Foundation, formed in 1921, is the first community foundation in Canada, and among the top five in terms of endowments. “This agreement marks the entry of into the Canadian market – a key strategic priority for as it begins its global expansion,” said Cornelis Hoekstra.

About The Winnipeg Foundation

The Winnipeg Foundation, Canada’s first community foundation, was formed in 1921. It helps people give back to the shared community by connecting generous donors with Causes they care about. It is an endowment-based, public foundation, so gifts are pooled and invested and annual earnings are distributed back to the community. In 2017, the Winnipeg Foundation received $42.4 million in gifts and distributed $38.1 million to the community. For Good. Forever.

About Technology

Amicus ELEVATE™ has been designed from the ground up to manage complex business processes around mediated, donor advised, and endowed-fund giving, while supporting the high transaction volume, and complex security requirements necessary to serve the largest foundations and financial institutions. The platform provides access to over 1.8 million giving opportunities, as well as tools for managing donations, grants, non-profit participation, crowd-funding, tax receipting, and more.

About provides innovative technology solutions for providers of nonprofit financial services, leveraging its ELEVATETM platform - creating giving experiences that provide convenience, value, and affirmation for donor advised fund holders, community foundation donors, private and retail bank clients. The Amicus solutions bring all players in the nonprofit ecosystem closer together, fostering strong connections between clients and their financial institutions, and between donors and charities — making giving easy, enjoyable and rewarding. is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, with offices in Canada, and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Media Contact


Cor Hoekstra, 877-479-4010

For The Winnipeg Foundation

Richard Frost, CEO 204.944.9474

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