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One-Time Community Grants

One-Time Community Grants is a new term to better describe our regular, short-term grants (under $100,000) to support projects in our community.

New! Over the next three years, The Winnipeg Foundation’s granting will be guided by the community input gathered in Vital Signs. While our focus will be on the our Granting Priorities [PDF], we will continue to respond to emerging community needs.

If your project addresses Reconciliation, please consult these documents as you prepare your proposal:

Upcoming Information Sessions


Grant Name Application Opens Information Session Application Due
One-Time Community Grants
The Foundation’s main grants program which supports a wide range of community projects (requests up to $100,000)
Mid-August, 2019 TBC Sept. 30, 2019
4:30 p.m.


NOTE: Effective September 1, 2017, an organization may not apply for a Community Grant if it has an outstanding Community Grant. You must submit your final report from your previous grant before submitting a new Community Grant application.

  • Your organization must have a registered charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency to apply for a Community Grant. (This number is required to access the online application form.)
  • You may apply for a Community Grant once per calendar year. An exception will be made to accept a second application from an organization where it is collaborating with another community non-profit(s).
  • Applying for a Community Grant does not preclude you from applying for a Special Program Grant in the same calendar year, but it must be for a different project.

You may apply for either a One-Time or Major Capital Grant in a calendar year.


Projects must primarily benefit the citizens of Winnipeg. Please review our Community Grants Policies and Assessment Criteria [PDF] to ensure your project fits the criteria and our Granting Priorities [PDF]. If, after reading these guidelines, you have questions about your eligibility, please contact one of our Community Grants Associates before submitting your application.

Application Due Dates

Applications must be submitted online and are due by:

  • January 30, 4:30 p.m. (notification of decision in late May)
  • May 30, 4:30 p.m. (notification of decision in late September)
  • September 30, 4:30 p.m. (notification of decision in late January)

Note: If an application date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. the next business day.

Types of One-Time Community Grants

This grant program supports time-limited community projects, including:

  • Capital and renovations
  • Conferences and events
  • Equipment and infrastructure
  • Program operating
  • Reports and planning
  • Capital campaigns
  • Short-term operating support
  • Organizational development and capacity building

Preparing your application [PDF]

The online application form is active for the six weeks before the due dates.

Please click on Application Process and Dates above for the next application date.

Recent Community Grants

See the organizations that received a grant during the last round of approvals.

Other grant programs

Learn more about all of The Winnipeg Foundation's grant programs.

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