Participant in the Growing Active Kids Program, summer 2013

Recent Grants

Community Grants

September 2016 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
Action Centre Day Nursery Replacing the fence around the playground $3,485
Association for Community Living - Winnipeg Development of a fundraising strategy $25,000
The Canadian Community Economic Development Network Gathering: Manitoba's Community Development & Community Economic Development Conference $8,000
Canadian Muslim Women's Institute Short term operating costs $44,093
The Canadian Red Cross Society Recruitment and training for the Personal Disaster Assistance program, and for a leadership conference $10,000
Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation Staffing costs for the TIE Tykes childhood development program $25,000
The Christian Reformed Church In North America - Canada Corporation Kitchen, bathroom and entrance renovations $10,000
Com-Span Purchase and accessibility modifications of a specialty van $15,000
Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services Running a Domestic Violence Workshop Series through the Family Enhancement Program $18,000
Deaf Centre Manitoba Strategic planning session and town hall $10,160
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Young Canadians Challenge (Manitoba Division) Continued Award program support for youth who have been incarcerated upon their release/transfer $20,000
Epiphany Children's Centre Facility upgrades $40,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church Roof replacement $20,000
The Horse Connection/Urban Stable (The Horse Connection) Short-term operating costs $20,000
House Blend Ministries Hiring a part time operations manager $15,000
Inner City Youth Alive Bridge Drop-In Program including $6,000 for food costs $25,000
L'Arche Winnipeg Purchasing and modifying a new wheelchair accessible van $30,000
Little Warriors Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse workshops in Winnipeg $15,000
Ma Mawi-Wi-Chi-Itata Centre Building Winnipeg's Indigenous Leaders project including $5,000 for food costs $40,000
Macdonald Youth Services (Sir Hugh John MacDonald Memorial Hostel) Cooking workshops and food costs related to Positive Alternatives for Youth $5,600
Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) Year one of staffing costs to establish the Accessibility Consulting Services pilot program $40,000
Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba Youth Engagement and Skills Development program $20,000
Mission Gardens Play Centre New playground $5,000
Mosaic-Newcomer Family Resources Network Newcomer Family Support project $20,000
Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Marketing and communications strategy $40,000
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families Implementation of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act $35,000
Nova House Equipment and furniture $35,000
O.K. Before and After School Child Care Centres Enhancing the snack program $5,000
Pacific Junction Day Care Painting the interior of the day care centre $3,000
Project Neecheewam Cultural programming $24,576
Riverside Lions' Charitable Foundation Staffing and related costs to address the expiration of non-profit housing operating agreements $50,000
Snowflake Place for Children and Youth Case for Support $10,000
Société franco-manitobaine Preparation and development of a 5 year Strategic Plan for francophone community $15,000
St. Benedict's Foundation Elevator repairs $20,000
St. John's Presbyterian Church Replacing the community hall flooring $15,000
St. Norbert Children's Centre Replacing flooring in the infant room $10,000
St. Thomas Church Kreative Kids Community Group $5,000
Tamarack Rehab Third and final year of the Forward in Recovery program $25,000
University of Manitoba Exploratory study of the processing of sexual assault cases within the criminal justice system $25,000
The Welcome Home - A Mission of St. Alphonsus Transportation, refreshments, furniture, doors, soundproofing and administration costs $15,000
Willow Place Development and implementation of a Healthy Living program $20,000
YM-YWCA of Winnipeg (The Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Association of Winnipeg) Purchasing furniture and toys for the YM-YWCA Early Learning and Child Care Centre $15,000


Organization Description Amount
Asperger Manitoba Feasibility study for the Level it Up social enterprise $5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Crisis Response Planning workshop for YAA members $2,783
CanU Canada Expanding the junior high program $40,000
Community Legal Education Association (Manitoba) Creating a series of videos on misconceptions about the law/legal system $18,000
Cuso International Mino Stat An project, in collaboration with Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre $50,000
Equitas - International Centre of Human Rights Education The Young Women, Young Leaders program $25,000
Facing History and Ourselves Educator workshop on Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools $11,260
Jump Math Second year of an Outreach Manager position $25,000
Junior Achievement of Manitoba Updating IT infrastructure $7,000
Louis Riel School Division Trust Fund Accessible nature playground at Nordale School $5,000
Providence University College and Theological Seminary New gymnasium floor $10,000
The Salvation Army William and Catherine Booth University College Wi-fi upgrades at Booth University College $20,000
The University of Winnipeg Foundation Design It Science program $9,000
Winnipeg School Division Quiet Time Program at Niji Mahkwa School $12,500


Organization Description Amount
Canadian Liver Foundation Liveright Health Forum - Living with Liver Disease Series $10,000
The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba Production of READ program Indigenous languages book project $48,600
The Concordia Foundation Concordia Joint Replacement Group's clinical patient database system $20,000
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Volunteer Network $10,000
Manitoba Families for Effective Autism Treatment Year two of an autism early screening tool and parent intervention training $30,000
Manitoba Lung Association (The Sanatorium Board of Manitoba) Highest priority technology upgrades $15,000
Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association Horse and indoor arena rental costs $25,000
The Robb Nash Project Youth concerts in Winnipeg $15,000
Rossbrook House Healthy Kitchen Project, with $6,000 to be used for food costs and $1,000 for nutrition education $30,000
TJ's Gift Foundation To hire a consultant and related costs for organizational capacity building $10,000
West Central Community Program Snack program $6,000


Organization Description Amount
Evergreen Learning from the Land: Expanding Outdoor Learning and Play $20,000
The Global Youth Education Network Society Next Up Winnipeg $5,000
Manitoba Eco-Network Manitoba Environment Youth Network ($10,000 per year for FY 2016/2017/2018) $30,000
The Seven Oaks School Division Naturalizing Forest Park Community School's field $5,000
Trout Unlimited Canada Yellow Fish Road program $10,000
Winnipeg School Division Outdoor classroom at Tec-Voc High School $5,000


Organization Description Amount
Association for Manitoba Archives Archivist services to organize and document the accumulated records
Association of Manitoba Museums (1972) 150 for 150 Exhibit $15,000
Cathedral of Sts Vladimir and Olga Repairing and restoring the Cathedral's Leo Mol stained glass windows $12,500
Experiences Canada Winnipeg-based Forum components of the 150 & Me project $15,000
Friends of Elmwood Cemetery Elmwood Cemetery archiving project $35,000
The Manitoba Museum Classroom and library renovations, equipment and furniture $14,664
Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Expanding storage facilities $20,000
Mennonite Church Canada Mobile shelving for the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives $20,000
Social Planning Council of Winnipeg Archiving historic materials $25,000
Université de Saint-Boniface Nos Manitobaines engagées, a publication on Franco-Manitoban women $10,000

Arts and Culture

Organization Description Amount
Adam Beach Film Institute Script to Screen Mentorship Project $10,000
L'Alliance francaise du Manitoba Program activities $5,000
Art City Partnership with Youth Agencies Alliance - #breakingbarriers 2016 workshops and art show $15,000
Artsjunktion Manitoba Executive Director $30,000
Border Crossing Magazines Cultural Speakers Series $15,000
Camerata Nova Website upgrades and attendance to the Western Sponsorship Congress $4,910
Canadian Music Competitions Manitoba region competition $6,000
Company Link Choreographers' Text and Movement Lab $5,000
Graffiti Art Programming Studio 393 - Downtown MOVES 2017 project $30,000
Graffiti Art Programming Mic Check Program $20,000
Jazz Winnipeg Folding chairs for performances $12,712
La maison Gabrielle-Roy Translate and present a theatrical monologue $4,222
Manito Ahbee Festival 2016 Manito Ahbee Festival - Elders participation $15,000
Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties Our Eyes Photovoice Project $2,500
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Lobby graphic panels and projector $5,000
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Expanding and promoting the fiddle program in Winnipeg $10,000
Manitoba Choral Association 40th anniversary gala concert $5,000
Manitoba Crafts Council Business planning, retail space design and fixtures, and marketing for the Craft Hub $10,000
Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Collaboration with Aboriginal Circle of Educators - Cultural Opportunities for All People Project $10,000
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Attendance at the Tessitura Conference $5,000
Sarasvàti Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory "Mental Health is Everyone's Health" - Adapting and touring for youth audiences $15,000
Theatre by the River Production of "Constellations" $6,000
Variety, The Children's Charity of Manitoba Musiktanz music program $10,000
Video Pool Audio production and mixing equipment $12,000
West End Cultural Centre 2016 Play and Record program $10,000
Winnipeg Architecture Foundation Organizational capacity short-term operating support $9,000
Winnipeg Film Group Aboriginal Filmmakers Collective and Women's Film and Video Network Initiative $20,000
Winnipeg International Children's Festival 2016 Summer CAMP program $25,000
Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra High school education workshops $7,000
Winnipeg School Division - Hugh John Macdonald School Bridge Music Program $7,500
The Winnipeg Singers Swingle Bells II performance $5,000
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Pilot quartet of community outreach programs $20,000
Winnipeg Youth Orchestras Masterclass program $3,000
WNDX 2016 WNDX film festival $10,000
Women of Note Community outreach concerts $2,500


Organization Description Amount
Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba Purchasing two software packages $5,356

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 2016

Organization Amount
AboutFace Craniofacial Family Society $9,000
Art City $5,000
B'Nai B'Rith Jewish Community Camp $8,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg $3,000
Bright Future Day Care $4,000
Brooklands Day Care Centre $5,000
Calvary Temple Winnipeg $10,000
Canadian Diabetes Association - Manitoba Division $10,000
Canterbury Park Day Care $3,100
CanU Canada $7,500
Carpathia Children's Centre $5,000
Catholic School of Evangelisation $5,000
Children's Rehabilitation Foundation $7,500
Christian Reformed Church in North America - Canada $4,000
Day Nursery Centre $5,200
Elmwood Community Resource Centre and Area Association $5,000
Epiphany Children's Centre $3,000
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church In Winnipeg $7,000
Explorer's Children's Centre $2,545
Freight House Early Learning and Care $4,000
Frontier College $4,000
Garden Grove Child Care Program $5,000
Girl Guides of Canada Manitoba Council $9,500
Heritage Park Children's Programs $5,000
Horse Connection/Urban Stable $5,000
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba $5,000
Indian and Metis Friendship Centre of Winnipeg $5,000
Inkster Community Child Care $4,000
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada $8,000
Islamic Social Services Association $5,000
James Child Care $2,175
Kidney Foundation of Canada $10,000
Knowles Centre $10,000
Lake Winnipeg Mission Camp Society (Camp Arnes) $10,000
Little People's Place $4,000
Lubavitch Centre $5,000
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre $5,000
Macdonald Youth Services $1,000
Making Waves Winnipeg $5,000
Manitoba Camping Association $10,000
Manitoba CGIT Board of Manitoba - Northwestern Ontario $1,500
Manitoba School Improvement Program $5,000
Marymound $8,000
Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba $4,000
Movement Centre of Manitoba $5,000
Munroe Early Childhood Education Centre $5,000
Radisson School Before and After Program $3,500
Rainbow Resource Centre $8,000
Redeemed Christian Church of God Hephzibah $2,000
Robertson Early Enrichment Program $5,000
Rock Lake United Church Camp $8,000
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre $7,500
Salvation Army Heritage Park Temple Corps $5,000
Seven Oaks School Division $2,000
Sierra Leone Refugee Resettlement $9,500
Société franco-manitobaine $4,000
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Foundation $7,500
Spence Neighbourhood Association $7,500
SPLASH Child Care $5,000
St. Boniface Garderie De Bambins $2,500
Stanley Knowles Children's Centre $5,000
Stars of Promise $3,000
The WRENCH - Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub $6,570
University of Winnipeg Foundation - Wiii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre $10,000
University of Winnipeg Foundation - UWSA Day Care $5,000
Variety The Children's Charity of Manitoba $10,000
Victor Play Centre $3,000
West Central Community Program $3,300
Westgrove Children's Centre $4,000
Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Association $10,000
Winnipeg Inner City Missions $6,500
Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation $10,000
Women Healing for Change Manitoba $3,500
Y M H A Jewish Community Centre of Winnipeg $7,500
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

October/November 2016

Organization City Description Amount
Altona & Area Family Resource Group Altona, Gretna, Emerson & Rosenfeld Family literacy programs $4,000
Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre Flin Flon The Aboriginal Family Literacy Project $4,000
Flin Flon Library Board Flin Flon Mindful Fun with Family Storytime $4,000
Kelsey School Division (Kelsey Community School) The Pas Building the family literacy collection $2,500
Louis Riel School Division (Frontenac School Family Centre) Winnipeg Learning together through shared experiences $3,667
Seven Oaks School Division (Adult Learning and Immigrant Service Centre) Winnipeg Seven Oaks Read, Sing, Laugh and Play program $4,000
South Interlake Regional Library Stonewall Story time $4,000
Western School Division (Morden Parent and Child Resource Centre) Morden Family literacy projects $4,000
Winkler Family Resource Centre Winkler Building our Community family literacy project $4,000
Winnipeg Inner City Missions Of The Presbyterian Church In Canada Winnipeg Learn and Play Program (LAPP) $4,000
Winnipeg School Division (General Wolfe School) Winnipeg Bonding with Family Bookmaking literacy program for newcomers $4,000
Winnipeg School Division (Shaughnessy Park School) Winnipeg Early Language Fundamentals (ELF) at Shaughnessy Park School $4,000

Professional Development Grants

September 2016

Organization Description Amount
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Crisis Response Planning workshop for YAA members $2,783

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