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Major Capital Community Grants

Major Capital Grants ($100,000+) will be considered for capital campaigns and large capital projects.

Please review the information below before submitting and 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).
  • An organization may not apply for any type of Community Grant if it has an outstanding Community Grant (One-Time, Resilient, or Major Capital). You must submit your final report from your previous Community Grant before submitting a new Community Grant application.
  • 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, Multi-Year, or Major Capital Grant in a calendar year.


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

When organizations engage fundraisers as staff or consultants, they must adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Standards, with particular attention to #21: “Members shall: not accept compensation or enter into a contract that is based on a percentage of contributions; nor shall members accept finder’s fees or contingent fees.

Application Process and Dates

There is a two-stage application process for Major Capital Grants ($100,000+). Applications must be submitted online.

Stage 1 Application due by March 30, 4:30 p.m. (notification of status by May 15)

  • Basic information, including amount requested and brief project description.
  • Stage 1 applications that meet The Foundation’s funding priorities will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application by June 15.
  • Organizations can only submit one Stage 1 application per year. However, organizations that are not invited to submit a Stage 2 application will still be eligible to apply for a One-Time Community Grant during the calendar year (i.e., in September), for a different project.

Stage 2 Application (by invitation) due by June 15, 4:30 p.m. (notification of decision in November)

Required information is similar to our previous Community Grants over $100,000 applications (project purpose and goals, implementation plan, evidence of need, etc), along with required financial documents.

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

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

Key Documents

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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