Participant in the WRENCH's Bike Bazaar, 2016


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.
  • Grant Connect
    National database of funders compiled by Imagine Canada. Winnipeg Public Library has a subscription, which is free to access on-site at any branch.
  • 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


Organizational Capacity Development

  • 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.
    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.