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
Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Rainwater Harvesting Project
B'nai Brith Jewish Community Camp
Easy Baler cardboard compactor
Manitoba Food Charter Inc.
Energy efficient fridge and freezer; teleconference equipment
Manitoba Marathon Foundation
Waste collection bins
Marymound Inc.
Organic weed control program
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
Free shuttle to connect Fringe Festival venues
University of Winnipeg
Expanding compost bin infrastructure
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