One-Time Community Grants

Short-term grants (under $100,000) that support a wide range of projects in our community, including those relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please review the information below before submitting and application.

Eligibility information has been updated for September 2021 intake. Organizations that received Stabilization Grants in July are eligible to apply for a One-Time Community Grant as these are separate programs.

New! In September 2021, we launched our new Grants Application System, SmartSimple.
In order to apply for a One-Time Community Grant, you must first create your organization’s profile in the system.

Video tutorials to walk you through the process are available here – SmartSimple videos. Or, access a PDF with the instructions here – Create a profile in our grant application system [PDF].

If you’re having difficulty setting up your profile, please email the Grants Team.


  • Your organization must have a registered charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency to apply for a Community Grant. (This number is required to access the online application form.)
  • You may apply for a Community Grant once per calendar year. An exception will be made to accept a second application from an organization where it is collaborating with another community non-profit(s).
  • An organization may not apply for any type of Community Grant if it has an outstanding Community Grant. You must submit a satisfactory report from your previous Community Grant before submitting a new Community Grant application.*
  • Applying for a Community Grant does not preclude you from applying for a Special Program Grant in the same calendar year, but it must be for a different project.

* This requirement is being waived for September 2021 intake.


Projects must primarily benefit the citizens of Winnipeg. Please review our Community Grants Policies & Guidelines [PDF] and our Granting Priorities [PDF] to ensure your project fits the criteria. If, after reading these guidelines, you have questions about your eligibility, please contact one of our Community Grants Associates before submitting your application.

Granting Priorities

On your grant application, you’ll be asked to identify how your project addresses one or more of our Granting Priorities [PDF], which were informed by our Vital Signs report [PDF]. Our granting will be guided by these priorities from 2019 to 2021; we will continue to respond to emerging community needs.

If your project addresses Reconciliation, please consult these documents as you prepare your proposal:

Application Due Date

  • Due to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30, applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, 2021 (decision January/February 2022).

The online application form is active for the six weeks before the due date.

Types of Projects Supported

This grant program supports time-limited community projects, including:

  • Capital and renovations
  • Conferences and events
  • Equipment and infrastructure
  • Program operating
  • Reports and planning
  • Capital campaigns
  • Short-term operating support
  • Organizational development and capacity building

Video tutorials to walk you through the grant application process in our new system are available here – SmartSimple videos.

Want to update your saved One-Time Community Grant applications? Go to your Account

One-Time Community Grants Information Session

The Foundation hosted a One-Time Community Grants Information Session on Sept. 9, 2021. You can watch the recording of the session below:


The Foundation launched a new application system for its September 2021 intake.

You can still access applications submitted prior to September 2021. Go to your previous account.

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