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One-Time Community Grants

Grants to Winnipeg, Manitoba Nonprofits for
Time-Limited Projects Benefitting the Local Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Winnipeg Foundation

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

09/30/18 4:30 PM


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Grants to Winnipeg, Manitoba nonprofit organizations for one-time projects that benefit the local community. Funding may be requested for a range of time-limited, community-serving projects, such as conferences and events, capital projects and renovations, infrastructure and equipment, reports and planning, program operating, capital campaigns, short-term operating support, and organizational development and capacity building.

Preference is given to projects which:
-Demonstrate innovative approaches and techniques to solve community issues, and build individual, neighborhood and/or community capacity;
-Demonstrate accessibility and inclusiveness;
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity;
-Address the root causes of issues in our society;
-Demonstrate that consideration has been given to the project’s effect on the environment;
-Encourage more efficient use of community resources;
-Promote cooperation and sharing among organizations to minimize the potential for duplication of services;
-Promote volunteer participation;
-Strengthen an organization’s capacity to be sustainable.

Projects must primarily benefit the people of Winnipeg. For projects located outside of the City, applicants should demonstrate how the project will also benefit the people of Winnipeg.

Pilot or demonstration projects must include provision for evaluation and a realistic plan for financial viability beyond the pilot stage.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163260

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded for specific purposes and for projects covering a definite period of time, typically one year or less.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Your organization must have a registered charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency to apply for a Community Grant. (This number is required to access the online application form.)
-You may apply for a Community Grant once per calendar year. An exception will be made to accept a second application from an organization where it is collaborating with another community non-profit(s).
-Applying for a Community Grant does not preclude you from applying for a Special Program Grant in the same calendar year, but it must be for a different project.
-You may apply for either a One-Time, Multi-Year or Major Capital Grant in a calendar year.

An organization may not apply for a Community Grant if it has an outstanding Community Grant. You must submit your final report from your previous grant before submitting a new Community Grant application.

Policies and Guidelines:

The Winnipeg Foundation makes granting decisions based on an application’s merit and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived group characteristics as identified in the Manitoba Human rights Code. Organizations applying for a grant from The Winnipeg Foundation must also adhere to the Manitoba Human Rights Code.

-Organizations must demonstrate a strong and committed board, fiscal responsibility, and effective management.
-Organizations may apply for one Community Grant per calendar year. A second application will be considered in the case of a collaboration. Applying for a Community Grant does not preclude an organization from applying for a special program grant in the same calendar year, but it must be for a different project.

Grants are not usually made to:
-Support operating expenses of established agencies or programs;

Grants are not made to, or for:
-Project costs related to activities undertaken before the date of the Grants Committee or Board decision;
-Annual fundraising campaigns or annual fundraising events;
-Pay down mortgages or reduce deficits;
-Political activities;
-Exclusively religious activities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Upcoming information session:

One-Time Community Grants
The Foundation’s main grants program which supports a wide range of community projects (requests less than $100,000)
September 13, 2018
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

More information:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted online and are due by:
-January 30, 4:30 PM (notification of decision in late May)
-September 30, 4:30 PM (notification of decision in late January). Application opens Mid-August 2018.

The online application form is active for the six weeks before the due dates.

Note: If an application date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted until 4:30 PM the next business day.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Kerry Ryan, Community Grants Associate
204.944.9474 / toll-free: 1.877.974.3631

The Winnipeg Foundation
1350 - One Lombard Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 0X3, Canada

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Canada: Manitoba