nourishing potential grants program

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For Good. Forever.
For Good. Forever.
Our support for the community is possible because of the generosity of past and present Winnipeggers.
The Winnipeg Foundation’s Nourishing Potential Grants program awards grants of up to $10,000 to charitable organizations to provide nutritious food for children and youth. The goal is to support healthy child development so that all children and youth can reach their full potential to grow and learn.
Application Dates
• April 15th
- decision in May
• October 15th
- decision in November
Organizations may apply for a Nourishing Potential grant once per calendar year and apply for a Community Grant in the same calendar year, but it must be for different projects.
Policies and Guidelines
Please review the Nourishing Potential Program - Policies and Guidelines (PDF) to ensure your project fits the grant criteria.
Project Examples
At this time, we are inviting applications from after-school programs, drop-in centres, community centres, and family resource centres. Applications will be considered for any one or, a combination of the following to a maximum of $10,000:
  1. Food purchases (up to $6,000)
  2. Equipment (up to $3,000),Eligible costs include: appliances; cookware; food preparation and storage items; and reusable dishes and utensils.
  3. Nutrition education and staff/volunteer food handling training (up to $1,000).
Have questions about calculating food costs, food handler certification, etc? Visit our Nourishing Potential Grant Program FAQs.
Submit Your Online Application
Apply for a
Nourishing Potential Grant
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”.
Go To Your
Final Report
If you have any unspent grant money, see our Nourishing Potential Grant Program FAQs for your options.

Once your project is complete, please fill out the final report form and email it to

Recent Nourishing Potential Grants
To see the most recent round of approved Nourishing Potential grants, visit our Nourishing Potential page.
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