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Resources

Applications Resources

Click on any of the grant programs below to find policies and guidelines, forms, reports and other resources to help you apply for a grant or follow up on your approved grant.

Other Resources for Charitable Organizations

The Winnipeg Foundation is a project funder, typically providing short-term support to help organizations better-serve our community. We recognize that most agencies require longer-term and diverse sources of funding to be stable and sustainable. Following are some resources you might find helpful.

Funding Sources

  • 211Manitoba
    Searchable database of charitable agencies in our province, created by Volunteer Manitoba and the United Way. You can enter “funding” or “grants” to access information about local funders.
  • Many government programs share funding calls via e-wire announcements. Sign up for e-wires with the most relevance for your organization.

Non-Profit Professional Development

  • Volunteer Manitoba
    Offers a range of workshops and training on board governance, volunteer management, and organizational development such as grant-writing.
  • Non-Profit Learning Centre
    United Way of Winnipeg offers a variety of leadership training opportunities.
  • Professional Development Grants
    The Winnipeg Foundation’s program helping organizations access professional development for staff and board members.
  • Canadian CED Network Manitoba
    Offers a variety of professional development training for non-profits, including introduction to the Social Enterprise model.

Fundraising

Organizational Capacity Development

  • Organizational Development Grants
    The Winnipeg Foundation’s program to help local charitable organizations build their capacity.
  • Community Health Information and Research Partnership (CHIRP)
    University of Manitoba researchers work with non-profit organizations to assist them with their research and evaluation needs.
  • SPARK
    Offers short term specific supports for non-profit organizations where non-profit organizations are matched with professional volunteers.
  • Board Connect
    Volunteer Manitoba’s program matching skilled leaders with Boards or standing committees for one year.
  • Charity Village
    Provides a variety of free webinars on organizational development, human resources, financial management and more. You can also sign up for e-wires for other free webinars.
  • Imagine Canada
    Offers free tools on board governance, fundraising, risk management, finance and administration, staff management, volunteer involvement, charity tax tools and advocacy.
  • Women’s Enterprise Centre
    Connects women interested in serving on boards with organizations that need their volunteer expertise.
  • United Way of Winnipeg
    Provides small grants to strengthen governance and leadership, strategy and business planning, financial management and human resources.

Demography, Assets and Statistics

  • Peg
    Community indicator system that measures the city’s well-being in seven theme areas: built environment, basic needs, economy, education and learning, health, natural environment, social vitality and governance.
  • Manitoba Collaborative Data Portal
    Hosts mapping tools and knowledge portals specifically on food and nutrition security, transportation, and housing and homelessness, as well as local and national statistics.

Evaluation