Participant in the Growing Active Kids Program, summer 2013

Recent Grants

Community Grants

January 2017 Grants

Click on any marker on this interactive map for information about the community grants approved during our last grant round.

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Community Service

Organization Description Amount
A & O: Support Services for Older Adults Volunteer Coordinator for the Senior Centre Without Walls program $30,000
Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba) National Effective Speaking Competition component of the National Air Cadet League of Canada's AGM $5,000
All Saints Church Purchase of a co-op share for one 4-bedroom suite in the Old Grace Housing Co-op $13,000
Andrews Street Family Centre Replacing the security and fire alarm systems $25,000
Arcane Horizon Down payment on a new home $25,000
Aulneau Renewal Centre Attachment based family preservation program $50,000
Candace House Resource library for Candace House Learning Centre $13,500
Chai Immigrant Centre Chai for Men and Chai for Women programming $10,000
Community Veterinary Outreach Implementing the One Health outreach model in Winnipeg $20,000
D'Arcy's A.R.C. New point of sales system $9,000
D.A.S.C.H. Foundation Salary costs for a female Indigenous leader $25,000
Hands of Hope New van $35,000
Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba New flooring and environmentally friendly toilets $15,000
Kids Help Phone Updating the Winnipeg resource database $5,000
Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba Purchase of co-op shares for three 4-bedroom suites in the Old Grace Housing Co-op $42,000
North Point Douglas Women's Centre Safety Coordinator position $34,048
Oak Table Community Ministry Storage, equipment and renovations $25,000
Pan Am Place Resident safety and supervision staff person ($35,000) and priority fundraising consultant costs ($10,000) $45,000
Pembina Active Living (55+) Priority promotions and marketing activities $7,500
Resource Assistance For Youth Staffing costs related to the Street Outreach Program expansion $60,000
SEED Winnipeg Access to Benefits: Increasing Capacity and Reducing Barriers Project, Year 2 $75,000
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Community-led poverty reduction plan collaboration $22,100
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Foundation Additional salary and related costs for the Ethno-Cultural Program $10,000
SSCOPE Executive Director position $30,000
St. Matthews Non Profit Housing Two years of staffing costs related to the Community Connector Coordinator position $20,000
Vineyard Christian Fellowship - Winnipeg Centre Final year of support for the administrative staff position for Flatlanders Inn $9,500
Westminster United Church New projection system $10,000
Winnipeg Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Priority staffing costs related to the 'We are Here for the Animals We are Here for YOU' communications and community outreach campaign $25,000
Winnipeg Inner City Missions of the Presbyterian Church in Canada Year 2 of Resource Development planning and implementation $35,000
Winnipeg Presbytery - United Church of Canada Bridge funding for 1justcity $45,414


Organization Description Amount
Anishnabe Mikinack Kinamakamik 12-seat passenger van to increase access to Turtle Lodge programming $35,000
Calvary Temple Winnipeg Additional EAL class for newcomers $8,700
French for the Future/le Francais pour L'Avenir Winnipeg local forum $3,000
Grace Community Church Adult literacy program at Westgrove Learning Centre $25,000
Independent Living Resource Centre Renovations to the Training Centre $20,000
Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties Human rights workshops for grades 5 to 12 $25,000
National Screen Institute - Canada Indigenous Storytelling feasibility study and community consultations $25,000
North Point Douglas Women's Centre Walking School Bus for Norquay School $14,472
Prince's Charities Canada Get Into program, to be delivered in collaboration with NEEDS $15,000
Right to Play International PLAY in St Theresa Point, Manitoba $30,000
Siloam Mission Mission Off the Streets Team (MOST) $45,000
St. Amant Foundation Equipment for the mobile adult literacy program $9,000
University of Manitoba Solar Hydrogen Activity Research Kit (SHARK) program $2,930
University of Manitoba WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Kid-Netic Energy Adopt-a-Class program $10,000
University of Winnipeg Foundation Community-based learning programs at Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre $30,000
Vision Quest Conferences Youth participation at the 2017 Vision Quest Conference $7,500
Westland Foundation Full-time Communications and Development Coordinator $25,000
Winnipeg Film Group Mentorship training $4,000
Winnipeg Rotary Club Community Service Fund Hosting the 20th Rotary Career Symposium $15,000


Organization Description Amount
Arthritis Society Expanding youth programming and conducting a camp feasibility study $11,400
Bravestone Centre Workshops in self-compassion and mindfulness for Centre participants $27,000
Canadian Diabetes Association Travelling diabetes resource program $15,000
Dawn & Dusk Before and After School Program Nutrition and physical activity program, including $6,000 from the Nourishing Potential Fund for food costs $10,500
Hearing Foundation of Canada Expansion of the Sound Sense program in Winnipeg $5,000
Knox United Church Immigrant Integration Farming Community Co-op (IIFCC), for 2017 Rainbow Community Garden activities $25,000
MFL Occupational Health & Safety Centre Development, over two years, of the Manitoba Association of Community Health (MACH) $25,000
Never Alone Foundation Raising awareness on the causes and symptoms of oral cancer $15,000
North End Community Renewal Corporation North End Food Security Network collaboration $5,000
Robertson Early Enrichment Program Healthy Eating Project, with $6,760 for food costs and $2,240 for workshop, cooking class and Food Handlers certification costs $9,000
University of Manitoba Manitoba Medical Service Foundation's research projects for 2017 $26,500
West Central Women's Resource Centre Priority food security programming activities and staffing $30,000
Winnipeg Harvest Garden to Kitchen program $40,000


Organization Description Amount
IISD Experimental Lakes Area High School Field Experience program $15,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund Frontenac School's ground redevelopment project $10,000
Meal Exchange Real Food Challenge at the University of Manitoba $15,000
Western Canada Wilderness Committee Expanding outreach activities, including Wilderness Witness Tours and information sessions/communications $10,000


Organization Description Amount
Friends of Upper Fort Garry Priority programming for light, sound and live performance features of the interpretive wall $25,000
Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada Expanding and updating the archives system $8,000
Manitoba Museum Purchasing two podiums $5,000
St. Andrew's Society of Winnipeg Trust Fund Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the 1817 visit to Red River by the Earl of Selkirk, and the signing of the Selkirk Treaty $15,000
St. Vital Historical Society Collections management project $1,440
United Nations Association in Canada Winnipeg-based activities of Canada's Diversity Advantage $7,500

Arts and Culture

Organization Description Amount
Agassiz Music $5,000 2017 Agassiz Chamber Music Festival
Art City $15,000 '100% Good' with $6,000 to be drawn from the Nourishing Potential Fund for food costs
Artbeat Studio $25,000 Online marketing strategy
Artspace $25,000 ArtSupport Manitoba
Associated Manitoba Arts Festivals $3,000 2017 Provincial Music and Arts Festival
Cercle Molière $17,000 Infrastructure upgrades - dance floor, signage and server room
Contemporary Dancers $10,000 1 to 1 matching grant up to $10,000 for 2017 fundraising appeal
Contemporary Verse 2 $10,000 Convergence publication and related launch activities
Crescent-Fort Rouge United Church $2,000 2017 community arts festival
Dry Cold Production $5,000 Production of Bridges of Madison County
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg $5,000 Production of Ruddigore
Literary Review of Canada $5,000 Spur Winnipeg 2017
Manito Ahbee Festival $15,000 Reconciliation through the Arts program at the May 2017 festival
Manitoba Children's Museum $15,000 Installation of noise absorption/barrier materials
Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts $10,000 Priority grand piano repairs and maintenance
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library $15,000 Staffing and/or equipment
Manitoba Hindu Seniors $15,000 Renovations and monthly Meet, Eat and Greet events
Manitoba Printmakers Association $15,000 Printmaker Mentorship, in collaboration with Arts Accessability Network Manitoba
Oleg and Friends $2,000 Chamber music concert
Ramakrishna Mandir & Cultural Centre $10,000 Kitchen renovations
Rosamunde Summer Music Academy $3,500 2017 summer program and festival
Shakespeare in the Ruins $10,000 Spring production of Romeo and Juliet
St. Paul's College $15,000 Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice 2017 Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival
Sunshine House $25,000 Reconciliation through performance
Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Ensemble $4,400 5th annual Manitoba Ukrainian Dance Festival
Winnipeg Art Gallery $15,000 CANAD150 ART EXPRESS'D/ ART EXPRIMÉ project
Winnipeg Jewish Theatre $20,000 ASL-interpreted subscription for Winnipeg Jewish Theatre's 30th anniversary season
Winnipeg Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) $2,500 School-based art and story-based peace project
Winnipeg Studio Theatre $5,000 Marketing and production costs for American Idiot: Green Day Musical


Organization Description Amount
Cdn Council of Prov & Territorial Sport Federations (Sport Manitoba) Refurbishing/upgrading the Winnipeg Rowing Club's Boathouse $20,000
MacKinnon's Y-Not? Anti-Poverty Program YMCA-YWCA membership fees and other related student expenses $10,000
North Centennial Seniors Association of Winnipeg Grandma and Grandpa Swim Program $4,800
Winnipeg Optimal Health Early Years Sports Club Jobs & Sports summer camp program and group activities $15,000
Winnipeg School Division Mulvey School's play structure replacement $15,000
Y M H A Jewish Community Centre of Winnipeg Rady JCC's Wellness Program for Newcomer Seniors $15,780

November 2016 Grants
Applications for Community Grants requesting $100,000 or greater are considered once per year.

Requests for $100,000 or greater

Organization Description Amount
Assiniboine Park Conservancy Indigenous People's Garden $500,000
Macdonald Youth Services (Sir Hugh John MacDonald Memorial Hostel) Centralizing therapeutic youth activities/training at the new facility $250,000
Lubov SSMI Foundation Outdoor courtyard attached to the special unit in the new Holy Family Home $100,000
Riverview Health Centre Foundation Alzheimer Centre of Excellence $300,000
Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada Capital costs for the new aviation and aerospace centre $600,000

Other Grant Programs

Camp and Summer Program Grants

April 2017

Organization Amount
AboutFace Craniofacial Family Society $5,000
Action Centre Day Nursery $2,500
Art City $7,500
B'Nai B'Rith Jewish Community Camp $8,000
Boys And Girls Clubs of Winnipeg $5,000
Boys And Girls Clubs of Winnipeg $7,000
Bright Future Day Care $4,000
Brooklands Day Care Centre Incorporated $5,000
Calvary Temple Winnipeg $8,000
Camp Massad Of Manitoba $5,000
Can You Imagine Day Care Centre $2,500
Canadian Diabetes Association $5,000
Canterbury Park Day Care Inc $2,500
Carpathia Children's Centre $5,000
Catholic School Of Evangelisation $5,000
Children's Rehabilitation Foundation $10,000
Christian Reformed Church In North America - Canada Corporation $5,000
Circle of Hearts Family Support Network $7,000
Dawn & Dusk Before and After School Program $4,000
Day Nursery Centre Incorporated $4,000
Earl Grey Childrens Centre $2,500
Epiphany Children's Centre $3,500
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church In Winnipeg $5,000
Explorer's Children's Centre $2,685
Freight House Early Learning and Care $4,250
Frontier College $6,000
Garden Grove Child Care Program $5,000
Girl Guides Of Canada Manitoba Council $6,000
Heritage Park Children's Programs $5,000
Inkster Community Child Care $4,000
Inner City Youth Alive $7,000
Islamic Social Services Association $5,000
James Child Care $2,500
Kidney Foundation of Canada $5,000
Kings Park Day Care Centre $4,200
Lake Winnipeg Mission Camp Society (Camp Arnes) $10,000
Little People's Place $5,000
Lubavitch Centre $7,500
Ma Mawi-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre $7,500
Macdonald Youth Services $1,000
Manitoba Camping Association $10,000
Manitoba Islamic Association $5,000
Manitoba School Improvement Program $5,000
Marymound $6,000
Movement Centre of Manitoba $7,500
Munroe Early Childhood Education Centre $5,000
Newcomers Employment & Education Development Services (NEEDS) $2,000
On The Move $3,000
Open Access Resource Centre $2,465
Radisson School Before And After Program $2,500
Rainbow Resource Centre $5,000
Rainbow Stage (1993) $5,000
Robertson Early Enrichment Program $2,500
Rock Lake United Church Camp $7,000
Rossbrook House $7,500
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre $7,500
Seven Oaks School Division $3,000
Sierra Leone Refugee Resettlement $5,000
Societe Franco Manitobaine $6,000
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Foundation $10,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association $10,000
SPLASH Child Care $10,000
St. Boniface Garderie De Bambins $2,500
Stanley Knowles Children's Centre $5,000
Stars Of Promise $3,000
University of Manitoba $7,500
University of Winnipeg Foundation $5,000
University of Winnipeg Foundation $7,500
Victor Play Centre $3,000
Voyageur In School Program $4,000
West Broadway Youth Outreach $10,000
West Central Community Program $3,900
Westgrove Children's Centre $4,000
Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport And Recreation Association $10,000
Winnipeg Inner City Missions Of The Presbyterian Church In Canada $4,000
Woman Healing For Change, Manitoba $3,000
Y M H A Jewish Community Centre Of Winnipeg $5,000
YM-YWCA of Winnipeg $10,000

Growing Active Kids Grants

November 2016

Organization Description MB Housing Community Amount
Art City Art programming Plessis /Mission Gardens $4,225
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Boys Night Out, Ball Hockey and Art programming Gilbert Park $4,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg After-school programming at Carpathia School Tuxedo $12,000
Nor'West Co-Op Community Health Centre Self-defense programming Gilbert Park $1,250
The WRENCH (The Winnipeg Repair Education And Cycling Hub) Bike Together programming Plessis, Tuxedo and Concordia $25,000

Literacy for Life Grants

February/March 2017

Organization Location Description Amount
Bibliotheque Ste Anne Library Ste. Anne Child's First Book program $2,500
Bookmates Winnipeg Learning in a New Land Training Program $3,587
Canadian Muslim Women's Institute Winnipeg Mother and Child Learn to Read English program $2,500
Carman Family Resource Centre Carman Literacy Programs and Activities $3,500
Childrens Place Cooperative Pinawa Family Literacy Projects $4,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund - Victor Mager School Family Centre Winnipeg Cultural diversity enhancements for the Stay and Play program $3,500
Luxton Adult Literacy Working Group Winnipeg Luxton Family Literacy Program $4,000
Manitou Regional Library Manitou Manitou Regional Library Summer Program $1,500
Mosaic-Newcomer Family Resources Network Winnipeg Storytelling Across Cultures $4,000
Riverton & District Friendship Centre Riverton Celebration of Literacy Program $3,000
University of Winnipeg Foundation - UWSA Daycare Winnipeg Family Literacy Day and Parent/Child Reading Centre $2,000
Villa Rosa Winnipeg Rock and Read Program $2,250

Professional Development Grants

January - March 2017

Organization Description Amount
Family Dynamics Management Mentorship training for the new Acting Executive Director and new senior management team $4,000
Mennonite Church Canada Management Mentorship training for the Executive Director $2,000
MLPD - Manitoba League Of Persons With Disabilities Management Mentorship training for board development seminars $3,000
Winnipeg Film Group Management Mentorship project for the outgoing Executive Director to mentor incoming co-executive directors $10,000

Community Fund for Canada’s 150th Grants

Organization Description Amount
360 Kids Support Services Indigenous Youth Voices, Mental Health and Hope: Winnipeg Project $15,000
Archdiocese of St. Boniface Celebrating the Legacy of Riel and the Metis $15,000
Art City Me, We, Everybody $15,000
Assiniboine Park Conservancy Belonging to the Land: Canada’s National Parks Art Exhibit $2,500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Multicultural Festival $3,500
Canadian Down Syndrome Society Looking Back & Ahead: Engaging Winnipeg Youth in Building Our Inclusive Future $1,080
Dalnavert Museum and Visitor Centre Postcolonial Postcards $7,000
Japanese Cultural Centre of Manitoba 2017 Asian Heritage Month Symposium 15 - Canada 150 $6,500
Literary Review of Canada Spur Winnipeg 2.0 $11,300
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Fiddlers on the Loose in Manitoba $15,000
Manitoba Children’s Museum Celebrating Aboriginal Culture! $10,000
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library Canada 150: Craft in Red and White $4,500
Riverside Lions Charitable Foundation Sesquicentennial Community Garden $15,000
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Sarah Ballenden Theatre Production $15,000
Transcona Historical Museum Transcona Short Film Festival "Celebrating Canada Through the Eyes of Transcona" $3,000
True Sport Community Connections – Welcome to Winnipeg $15,000
VIBE Arts (previously Arts for Children and Youth) 150 Reasons We Love Canada – Manitoba $8,000
Winnipeg Architecture Foundation WPGARCH2017 – a year of architectural celebration $10,000
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra Celebrating Canada: a big band portrait $10,000