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The Winnipeg Foundation’s Professional Development Grants program is a pilot program that provides charitable organizations access to a broad range of customized and group professional development learning opportunities.
Types of Grants
Click on a type of grant for more information or use the "Open All/Close All" links.
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Conferences, short course/workshop grants (up to $1,500)
  • Eligible costs are registration fees, and travel and accommodation if required.
Advanced Management Training (up to $3,000)
  • This includes tuition fees for courses related to leadership in the not-for-profit sector offered at an accredited learning institute; i.e. college, university, continuing education, etc.
  • Consideration will also be given to learning opportunities on leadership in the not-for-profit sector that are culturally appropriate and community-based.
Management Mentorships (up to $10,000)
  • Individual Mentor – one-on-one support for executive directors; time limited basis (up to $4,000)
  • Group Mentorship – a group of cohorts or organizations who commit to growing together as leaders under the leadership of a mentor (up to $8,000)
  • Job shadowing – where the specific nature of the executive director’s work requires special knowledge transfer (up to $10,000)
Application Dates
Conference, short course/workshop grants – email requests are accepted on a continuous basis at

Advanced Management Training and Management Mentorship requests are accepted on, or before, the following dates:
• January 30th
- decision in May
• April 30th
- decision in September
• September 30th
- decision in January
Organizations may apply for a Professional Development 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 Professional Development - Policies and Guidelines (PDF) to ensure your project fits the grant criteria.
Submit Your Online Application
Apply for a
Professional Development 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”.
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Final Report
Once your project is complete, please fill out the final report form and email it to at The Winnipeg Foundation.
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