Granting

Community Grants

Organizations may apply for one Community Grant per calendar year.

Program Description Application Due Date
One-Time Grants The Foundation’s main grants program which supports a wide range of community projects (Up to $100,000) Fall 2022 (exact date TBA)
(decision Jan./Feb. 2023)

Grant applications open approximately six weeks before the due date.

NOTE: All grant applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on the application date. If an application date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. of the next business day.

Special Program Grants

Organizations may apply to each of the Special Program Grants once per calendar year, as well as the Community Grants program. However, applications must be for different projects.

Program Description Application Due Date
2022 Covid Response Program information/criteria TBA Feb. 28, 2022
(decision in May)
Camp and Summer Program Grants Up to $10,000 for summer programming activities for children and youth who face systemic barriers to participation Feb. 15, 2022
(decision in May)
Centennial Institute GrantsUp to $15,000 to help charitable organizations tell their history or the story of individuals who have shaped our communities; available across ManitobaTBA
Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship Grants Up to $10,000 for youth-led projects in partnership with a local registered charity TBA
Literacy for Life Grants Up to $4,000 for intergenerational literacy programs; available across Manitoba
  • Feb. 1, 2022
  • June 1, 2022
  • Fall 2022
(decision approx. 1 month after due date)
Major Capital Grants Requests greater than $100,000 for major capital projects 2-Stage Application;
Stage 1 – May 15, 2022
Stage 2 – June 30, 2022
(decision in late 2022)
Nourishing Potential Grants Up to $10,000 for nutritious food for children and youth Dec. 15, 2021
Apr. 15, 2022
(decision approx. 6 weeks after due date)
Organizational Development Grants Up to $10,000 to help charitable organizations become more self-sustaining Continuous intake
(decision approx. 8 weeks after submission)
Professional Development Grants
  • Up to $1,500 for conferences, short courses and workshops
  • Up to $5,000 for advanced management training, management mentorships, and safety training for front-line workers
Continuous intake
(decision approx. 8 weeks after submission)
Summer Internship Program Grants Up to $4,500 to host a summer intern selected by The Winnipeg Foundation Mentor applications due March 2022 (exact date TBA)
(decision May 2022)

Grant applications open approximately six weeks before the due date.

NOTE: All grant applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on the application date. If an application date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. of the next business day.


Our COVID-19 Grant Response

The Winnipeg Foundation is committed to supporting our community during this uncertain time. Our grant response to COVID-19 is evolving as implications of the pandemic unfold.

We expect our grant response will have three stages:

  1. Emergency Support – To date, we have distributed $1.7 million through The Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Grants, and $2.1 million in partnership with the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund. These funds help front-line agencies meet the immediate needs of the community during the pandemic.
  2. Stabilization – $8.9 million was distributed through the Stabilization Grants program in July 2020, and a further $8 million in July 2021. These funds help local charitable organizations address pandemic related financial losses.
  3. Recovery – Organizations may apply to the One-Time Community Grants program for regular projects and programming, or COVID-19 related response and recovery. Sign up for our Grants eNews to learn about upcoming grant intakes.

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