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Community Grants

Community Grants support a wide range of projects in the areas of community service, education, health, environment, heritage, arts and culture, and recreation.

Please read carefully the information below as our Community Grants program has changed, effective January 1, 2017.

Based on consultation with community agencies and knowledge-gathering from peer foundations, beginning in 2017, we are making changes to our Community Grants program to provide increased stability to organizations and respond to emerging issues and priority areas, while continuing to fulfill our role as a project funder. Download the Overview of Community Grants program changes [PDF]

It is important to note that the overall dollar amount granted by The Foundation into the community will remain consistent with previous years, though the application process has changed.

For more on why we’re changing our process, please read the Changes to Community Grants [PDF]

The Winnipeg Foundation is a short-term project funder. Our Community Grants program supports a wide range of projects in the areas of community service, education, health, environment, heritage, arts and culture, and recreation. Through these grants, we address a wide variety of community needs with finite, project-related support

Also in 2017, The Foundation is conducting community consultations and research in the form of a Vital Signs® project (for release in October 2017) that will help set our course as we look toward our organization’s 100th anniversary in 2021.

If you have questions about these Community Grants changes, please contact our staff by email.

We have three types of Community Grants. Please select from the options below for eligibility information, application dates and to access the online application form.


Upcoming Information Sessions

Major Capital Community Grant

Learn more about timelines, application process and review of Major Capital Community Grants.

Thursday, March 2, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Winnipeg Foundation, Alloway Room
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Multi-Year Community Grants

Learn more about timelines, application process and review of Multi-Year Community Grants pilot program at one of the following sessions:

Friday, March 10, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Richardson Centre - Conference Centre
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Thursday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Richardson Centre - Conference Centre
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Watch this short video to hear about the changes from our Director of Community Grants.

Recent Community Grants

See the organizations that received a grant during the last round of approvals.

Other grant programs

Learn more about all of The Winnipeg Foundation's grant programs.

Donors allow us to make grants

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