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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Winnipeg Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/31/20 4:30 PM


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Grants to Winnipeg, Manitoba registered charities 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. For larger projects, the Foundation looks favorably on the involvement of other funding partners.

Community Grants Strategic Granting Priorities:

  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Literacy, Education, and Employment
  • Health, Wellness, and Recreation
  • Environment and Animal Welfare
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage

Preference is given to projects that: 

  • 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 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. (This includes people making a temporary home in Winnipeg – for example, those coming to the city for medical treatment.) 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

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000

Term of Contract:

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.

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.)

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

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:

There will be information sessions on:

Jan. 9, 2020
1:00 – 2:30 PM
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Jan. 14, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 AM
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Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted online and are due by:
- January 31, 4:30 PM (notification of decision in late May)
- May 30, 4:30 PM (notification of decision in late September)
- September 30, 4:30 PM (notification of decision in late January)
- Note: If an application date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted until 4:30 PM the next business day.

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

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).

An organization may not apply for any type of Community Grant if it has an outstanding Community Grant (One-Time, Multi-Year, or Major Capital). You must submit your final report from your previous Community Grant before submitting a new Community Grant application.

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.


Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Neneth Bañas
Community Grants Associate
(toll-free 1.877.974.3631)

Megan Tate
Director of Community Grants

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

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