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Organizational Development Grants

Organizational Development Grants is designed to help Winnipeg charitable organizations build their capacity for stability today and sustainability in the future.


  • Your organization must have a registered charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency to apply for an Organizational Development Grant. (This number is required to access the online application form.)
  • You may apply for one Organizational Development Grant per calendar year.
  • Applying for an Organizational Development Grant does not preclude an organization from applying for a Community Grant or other Special Program grant in the same calendar year, but it must be for a different project.



The maximum grant request is $10,000. Types of projects include:

  • Group mentorship – cohorts or organizations who commit to growing together as leaders under the guidance of a mentor
  • Job shadowing – where the specific nature of an executive director’s work requires special knowledge transfer, for example in the case of a founding or long-serving executive director, or an organization where they are the sole staff member
  • Communications planning*
  • Fundraising or capital campaign planning*
  • Human Resources planning or policy development*
  • Strategic planning* – must include board and management
  • Feasibility studies – includes, but is not limited to, social enterprise, mergers or shared resources with other agencies
  • Evaluation – assessing program impact or establishing an evaluation framework
  • Governance or board development – including training, policy development
  • Imagine Canada accreditation – costs associated with pursuing accreditation

*Planning requests may include consultant’s fees and other costs related to the planning process. Does not include implementation of the plan.

Please review our Organizational Development Grants Policies & Guidelines [PDF] to ensure your project fits the criteria.

Application Due Date

Applications are accepted through our online application process on a continuous basis; please allow at least eight weeks for notification.

Key Documents

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