Participant in the WRENCH's Bike Bazaar, 2016

Recent Grants

Community Grants

May 2017 Grants

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

For details about the community grants click on any area below or download:

Community Service

Organization Description Amount
5169268 Manitoba Association - Red Road Lodge Creative community outreach program $25,000
Aboriginal Senior Resources Centre (Winnipeg) Purchase of a new passenger van $25,000
Action Centre Day Nursery Fence project $2,976
Aulneau Renewal Centre Repairs and painting $5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Afterschool programming at Aberdeen Club, including $2,500 for food costs $25,000
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Knowledge translation project $40,000
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network Social Enterprise Manitoba's capacity development programming $30,000
Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Tree of Life Programming $10,000
Carpathia Children's Centre Facility upgrades $11,930
Champlain Community Child Care Centre Furniture replacement $5,000
Clinique Youville Clinic Dads Engaging Dads collaboration with Nobody's Perfect Manitoba $55,000
Community Financial Counselling Services Community Volunteer Income Tax Preparation program $15,000
D.A.S.C.H. Foundation Specialized upgrades to Healing Home for Indigenous women, including edgeless renovations, sensory room, and healing garden $12,000
Day Nursery Centre Facility upgrades at four childcare centres $32,000
Fort Rouge Child Care Programs Board Facility upgrades and new furnishings $25,000
Harstone Children's Centre Foundation repairs and to purchase a commercial dishwasher for Sargent Avenue site $15,688
Hindu Society of Manitoba Seniors Wellbeing Drop-in Program $25,000
Islamic Social Services Association Special Events and Programming Coordinator in collaboration with Canadian Muslim Women's Institute $35,000
The John Howard Society of Manitoba Beyond bars service dog program $45,000
The Joy Smith Foundation School program on human trafficking $5,000
Jubilee Fund Social Return on Investment outcome evaluation process $10,000
Kids Help Phone / Jeunesse J' Ecoute 24/7 texting service for youth $50,000
Kings Park Day Care Centre Facility upgrades $7,343
Knowles Centre Concrete footing for new metal sweat lodge $11,760
Legal Help Centre of Winnipeg Two-year Consumer Law Project $40,000
Manitoba Library Association Distribution Circumstance to libraries and community organizations $9,444
Mount Carmel Clinic Foundation Completing renovations and purchasing furnishings for Sage House $45,000
O.K. Before and After School Child Care Centres Healthy food initiative $4,600
On The Move New boiler trap, air conditioners and office furniture $6,300
Prince of Peace Senior Social Centre Volunteers Part-time Program Manager and lunch program $12,000
The Salvation Army Winnipeg Booth Centre New cargo van $34,060
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Civic Engagement Support Worker position for Immigrant Partnership Winnipeg $30,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association Youth/Newcomer Drop-in Program, including $11,000 from Nourishing Potential Fund for food costs $35,000
Spence Neighbourhood Association West End 24-hour safe space for Youth (WE24) Program, including $4,000 from Nourishing Potential Fund for food costs $50,000
St. Boniface Garderie De Bambins Improving surface drainage of outdoor play area and replacing priority outdoor play equipment $10,000
St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre Capital campaign Project Coordinator $25,000
The St. Norbert Foundation Repairing roof of La Boucherie $3,965
Transcona Memorial United Church Priority indoor and outdoor furnishings for accessible community space $12,000
Victor Play Centre Roof shingling and chimney removal $21,525
The WRENCH - The Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub Truth and Reconciliation Bike initiative $24,500
Y M H A Jewish Community Centre of Winnipeg Rady JCC's newcomer family project $10,250


Organization Description Amount
Broadway Neighbourhood Centre New camcorder for Just TV program $15,121
Community Education Development Association of Winnipeg Start-up costs for Merch Café project $51,000
Ecole Laura Secord School Parent Advisory Council Rejuvination of school's playspace $5,000
Edge Skills Centre Priority programming costs related to Edge Career program $35,000
Ethio-Canadian Dancers Group (Ethio-Canadian Cultural Academy) Afterschool and summer learning programs $5,000
Frontier College Second year of Truth and Reconciliation Literacy Camp, in collaboration with CEDA $20,000
The Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation Establishing Roots & Shoots program at General Wolfe School and Sargent Park School $15,000
Level. Changing Lives Through Law Dare to Dream, a justice education program for Indigenous youth $10,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund - General Vanier School Fully accessible playground $10,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund - Dakota Collegiate and Victor Mager School Green space rich in Indigenous culture $10,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund - Ecole Provencher Renewal of playground $5,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund - Minnetonka School Accessible play structure and musical instrument area $10,000
Mosaic-Newcomer Family Resources Network Newcomer Family Support program $20,000
Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Priority staffing/activities related to establishing a bilingual component to their Education Program $10,000
St. Emile School Redevelopment of school play structure and schoolyard $5,000
St. Paul's College Construction of a new Student Council Centre $20,000
Université de Saint-Boniface Developing a French version of Simple Steps Online Teaching Platform for Treatment of Autism $50,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation One-time grant of bridge funding support for English for Specific Purposes Program $25,000
Winnipeg School Division - Niji Mahkwa School Transportation costs for students in Songide'ewin Program $13,000
Y E S Manitoba Employment facilitator at Nor'West Co-op Community Health Centre Youth Hub $23,468


Organization Description Amount
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Phase 2 of Dementia Friendly Communities Winnipeg project $40,000
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Staffing costs related to Adolescents and Young Adults Psychosocial Oncology Clinical Care program $50,000
Manitoba Hospice Foundation Replacing Memory Tree $11,500
Nor'West Co-Op Community Health Centre Incorporating Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action into Community Food Centre programming $20,000
West Broadway Development Corporation Good Food Club's Stabilization project $25,192


Organization Description Amount
Environmental Defence Canada Final year of Blue Flag program $10,000
Green Kids Remounted production of Wild Wild Wilderness $7,500
Manitoba Naturalists Society Collaboration with Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative $11,268
Manitoba Naturalists Society Bridging the Gap $15,000
Manitoba Nature Summit Pop-Up Adventure Play program $5,000


Organization Description Amount
Costume Museum of Canada (Dugald Costume Collection) Exhibition Canadian Apparel 1867 to 2017 $8,000
Friends of Dalnavert Museum Restoration and preservation work on Dalnavert Museum $10,000
Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame & Museum Relocating displays and artifacts to MTS Iceplex facility $8,000
The Manitoba Museum Purchasing 62 tables and table trolley $10,000
Rossdale-Vitretz Ukrainian Dance Purchasing dance costumes $5,000
La Societe Historique de Saint-Boniface Strategic planning; marketing and communications; and capital campaign planning for expanded storage $10,000

Arts and Culture

Organization Description Amount
Ace Art Year two of Indigenous Curatorial Residency program $30,550
Art City Youth Agencies Alliance Art Show 2017: Communities of Strength $15,000
Assiniboine Park Conservancy Community Engagement Pilot Project as part of 2017 Summer Entertainment Series at Assiniboine Park $15,000
Gimli Film Festival New Festival Manager position $16,000
Graffiti Arts Programming Wall-to-Wall mentorship program, in collaboration with North End Community Renewal Corporation, including $1,000 from Nourishing Potential Fund for food costs $75,000
L'Hotellerie St Norbert/Guest House Renovations to St. Norbert Arts Centre building and site $10,000
The Little Opera Company Production of La tragédie de Carmen $7,500
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Purchasing seat cushions and a double bass trunk $10,000
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library Technology upgrades, security system and display case $10,000
Manitoba Printmakers Association 10-year anniversary celebration of Martha Street Studio's Youth Outreach Printmaking Program $10,000
The Mennonite Literary Society Magazine and publication Encountering Mennonite Fiction $6,500
NAfro Dance Productions Moving Inspirations Dance Festival 2017 $15,000
National Youth Orchestra Association of Canada Edges of Canada performance in Winnipeg $5,000
Platform: Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts Educational workshops $10,000
Plug-In Stages: Drawing the Curtain $35,000
Theatre by the River Production of Tender Napalm $10,000
Video Pool Poolside Media Art Gallery $15,000
The Winnipeg Art Gallery Purchase of importomatic data management program $10,000
Winnipeg Film Group Equipment upgrades for Cinematheque $10,000
Winnipeg International Children's Festival Final year of priority programming support for Summer CAMP program $20,000
Winnipeg Music Festival Winnipeg Music Festival's 100th anniversary event $5,400
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir Computer and office technology upgrades $10,000
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Fundraising feasibility study to inform capital campaign for their endowment fund $10,000
WNDX 2017 WNDX film festival $10,000
Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg McLellan Competition for Solo Performance $7,000


Organization Description Amount
B'Nai B'Rith Jewish Community Camp New sewage lift station $15,000
Gonzaga Middle School of Winnipeg Gonzaga Camp and Leadership program, including $6,000 from Nourishing Potential Fund for food costs $30,000
Manitoba Cerebral Palsy Sports Association Canada Summer Games and Beyond program $10,000

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

May 2017

Organization Description MB Housing Community Amount
Art City Art programming Plessis $4,225
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Carpathia Club Tuxedo $10,000
Frontier College Literacy programs Concordia $15,000
Nor'West Co-Op Community Health Centre The WRENCH programming Gilbert Park $7,800
River East Transcona School Division Neighbourhood gathering Concordia $1,000
YM-YWCA of Winnipeg Recreation programs Concordia $10,000

Literacy for Life Grants

February/March 2017

Organization Location Description Amount
Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba Brandon Parent-Child Home Program $4,000
Interlake Adult Learning Association Gimli Family Literacy Programs in Arborg, Fisher Branch, Gimli, Riverton and Winnipeg Beach $4,000
Nor'West Co-Op Community Health Centre Winnipeg Bright Start Program $3,500
Pine Creek School Division Gladstone Austin Preschool Connections program $3,500
School District of Mystery Lake 2355 Thompson Family Literacy Night at Wapanohk Communtiy School $3,200
South Eastman English and Literacy Services Steinbach Families Learning Together program $4,000
Steinbach Family Resource Centre Steinbach Discovery Zone program $4,000
University College of the North The Pas Lunch and Literacy and Supper and a Book programs $3,500
University of Winnipeg Foundation Winnipeg Families Reading Together program at the Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre $3,529
Winnipeg School Division (Children's Heritage Fund) Winnipeg Wiggle, Giggle and Munch program at Tyndall Park Community School $3,500

Professional Development Grants

April - June 2017

Organization Description Amount
Manitoba Association of Playwrights Management Mentorship training through job shadowing for incoming Executive Director $10,000
Mosaic-Newcomer Family Resources Network Management Mentorship training on trauma informed care for senior management team $8,000

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