envirogrants program

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The Winnipeg Foundation’s EnviroGrants program awarded grants of up to $5,000 to charitable organizations taking concrete steps toward more sustainable operations.

This grant program is currently under review and is not accepting applications at this time. If you have a project that may fit the EnviroGrants program or have questions or feedback about the program, please contact the Grants Team at 204.944.9474 or email grants@wpgfdn.org.
Project Examples
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Water Conservation
Projects that reduce water consumption and/or reduce pollutants/nutrients entering the watershed will be considered. Examples include:
  • Purchase and installation of low flow toilets, showerheads or rain barrels
  • Grey water recycling
  • Purchase of phosphate-free cleaning products
  • Implementation of sustainable lawn-care practices
Energy Conservation
Projects that reduce energy consumption and/or promote use of alternative energy sources will be considered. Examples include:
  • Purchase and installation of high-efficiency lighting
  • Purchase of energy efficient appliances
  • Purchase and installation of solar panels or windmills
  • Undertaking an energy efficiency audit
Waste Reduction and Diversion
Projects that reduce the amount of waste generated and sent to landfill will be considered. Examples include:
  • Establishment of internal recycling programs
  • Establishment of internal composting programs
  • Replacement of disposable items with reusable (eg: dishes, linens)
  • Re-use of resources and use of local materials
Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be considered. Examples include:
  • Promotion of alternative transportation for staff, volunteers and clients
  • Creation or maintenance of rooftop or community gardens
  • Use of locally grown food
  • Purchase of teleconference equipment
Final Report
Once your project is complete, please fill out the final report form and email it to grants@wpgfdn.org at The Winnipeg Foundation.

Recent EnviroGrants
May 2013
Artspace Inc.
Window restoration
$4,592
Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Rainwater Harvesting Project
$5,000
B'nai Brith Jewish Community Camp
Easy Baler cardboard compactor
$1,328
Manitoba Food Charter Inc.
Energy efficient fridge and freezer; teleconference equipment
$1,800
Manitoba Marathon Foundation
Waste collection bins
$5,000
Marymound Inc.
Organic weed control program
$3,000
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Free shuttle to connect Fringe Festival venues
$5,000
University of Winnipeg
Expanding compost bin infrastructure
$5,000
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