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)
  • March 1, 2023
    (decision June 2023)
  • October 2, 2023
    (decision February 2024)

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
Camp and Summer Program Grants Up to $10,000 for summer programming activities for children and youth who face systemic barriers to participation Not accepting new applicants in 2023.
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 ManitobaFebruary 15, 2023
(decision in March)
Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship Grants Up to $10,000 for youth-led projects in partnership with a local registered charity Not accepting applications in 2023.
Literacy for Life Grants Up to $5,000 for intergenerational literacy programs; available across Manitoba April 1, 2023
(decision in April)
Major Capital Grants Requests greater than $100,000 for major capital projects 2-Stage Application;
Stage 1 – May 1, 2023
Stage 2 – June 30, 2023
(decision in November)
Nourishing Potential Grants Up to $10,000 for nutritious food for children and youth April 15, 2023
(decision in May)
Organizational Development Grants Up to $10,000 to help charitable organizations become more self-sustaining Dec. 30, 2022
(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 and management mentorships; safety training for front-line workers; DEI training
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 1, 2023
(decision in May)
Walking Together Grants Up to $10,000 for youth-led Truth and Reconciliation projects Not accepting applications in 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.


Our COVID-19 Grant Response

The Winnipeg Foundation recognizes that the impacts of COVID-19 are ongoing and ever evolving. The above granting programs continue to accept applications for COVID-19 related needs. If your organization has an urgent COVID-19 related need, please email the Grants Team.

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