Foundation / Corporation
The Winnipeg Foundation
05/30/19 4:30 PM
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.
While the Foundation's focus will be on the Granting Priorities, it will continue to respond to emerging community needs.
Strategic Granting Priorities (2019-2021)
- Enrich a creative community
- Build a resilient community
- Grow a sustainable city
- Strengthen physical and mental health
- Nurture educational success
Preference is given to projects which:
- Align with The Winnipeg Foundation’s strategic granting priorities
- 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#: 163260
Requests of up to $100,000.
The Winnipeg Foundation is a project funder and does not provide on-going operating support. Grants are awarded for specific purposes and for projects covering a definite period of time. The Foundation does not guarantee annual support for any organization.
-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.
-Organizations must demonstrate a strong and committed board, fiscal responsibility, and effective management.
You may apply for either a One-Time or Major Capital Grant in a calendar year.
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;
-Exclusively religious activities.
One-Time Community Grants Information Sessions:
- May 2, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
- May 7, 2019, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Applications must be submitted online and are due by:
- January 30, 4:30 p.m. (notification of decision in late May)
- May 30, 4:30 p.m. (notification of decision in late September)
- September 30, 4:30 p.m. (notification of decision in late January)
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.
Coalitions or networks are encouraged to discuss their proposals with a Community Grants Associate prior to applying.
Schools and Parent Advisory Councils submitting an application to The Winnipeg Foundation must include a letter from the School Division confirming that the Division is aware of the proposal being submitted and that it is a priority project for the Division.
Apply for a Grant:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
(Application opens mid-April 2019.)
Kerry Ryan, Community Grants Associate
204.944.9474 / toll-free: 1.877.974.3631
Megan Tate, Director of Community Grants
The Winnipeg Foundation
1350 - One Lombard Place
R3B 0X3, Canada