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Supporting community support
Community building funds are flexible, supporting a many community projects.
The Community Grants Program is the Foundation's main grants program, supporting a wide range of community projects in the areas of community service, education, health, arts and culture, heritage, recreation and the environment.
For a guide to applying for community grant, download Community Grants - Tips for Preparing Your Application (PDF).
Application Dates
Organizations may submit a grant application to The Winnipeg Foundation once in the calendar year. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Grant requests less than $100,000 are considered three times per year:
• January 30th
- decision in May
• April 30th
- decision in September
• September 30th
- decision in January
Grant requests $100,000 and greater (including multi-year projects with a total request of $100,000 or over) are considered once per year and require a consultation meeting with a community grants staff before an application may be submitted:
• April 30th
- decision in November
Policies and Guidelines
Review the Community Grants - Policies and Guidelines (PDF) to ensure your project fits the grant criteria. We also encourage you to discuss your project with a community grants staff before submitting your application. Contact us at 204.944.9474 or email
Project Examples
For information on the wide range of projects the Foundation supports, visit Types of Community Grants page.
Submit Your Online Application
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(requests for $100,000 or greater)
Applications will only be accepted through the Foundation’s online grant application process. For detailed instructions on the online application, please download How to Apply Online (PDF).

Please note: You will need your organization's Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Registered Charity number (eg. 123456789RR0001) to access the online grant application.

Save & Finish Later
You do not have to complete the entire application at one time; the online grant application includes a “Save & Finish Later” feature. To log into your account click on the button below. Your account includes “In Progress Applications” as well as “Submitted Applications”.
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After You Have Submitted Your Application:
  • You will receive an email confirmation of receipt of your application, indicating when the Board will meet to make a decision on your application.

  • A member of our community grants team will be assigned to your organization. This staff member will become your contact person at the Foundation and will review your application, conduct research, and may schedule a visit with your organization.

  • Organizations are responsible for notifying their Foundation contact if there are any changes to the project.

  • The Board of Directors will meet to make a decision on your application, and you will be notified in writing of the decision.
Terms of Grant Agreement
When a grant is awarded, you will receive a Terms of Grant Agreement. This document provides specific details about the terms of your grant, including how to request payment and final report requirements.
How to Request Payment of a Grant
Please refer to your Terms of Grant Agreement for information on how to request payment. Grant payment requests can be sent to
Final Report
Once your project is complete, please fill out the final report form and email it to
Recent Community Grants
The Winnipeg Foundation’s community grants program supports hundreds of projects throughout the year. For a complete list, visit our Recent Community Grants page.
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