Short-term grants (under $100,000) that support a wide range of projects in our community, including recovery from, or response to, the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please review the information below before submitting and application.
Eligibility information has been updated for September 2020 intake. Organizations that received Stabilization Grants in July are eligible to apply for a One-Time Community Grant as these are separate programs.
- 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 (One-Time or Resilient). You must submit your final 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.
- You may apply for either a One-Time or Resilient Community Grant in a calendar year.
* This requirement is being waived for September 2020 intake.
Projects must primarily benefit the citizens of Winnipeg. Please review our Community Grants Policies & Guidelines [PDF] to ensure your project fits the criteria and our Granting Priorities [PDF]. If, after reading these guidelines, you have questions about your eligibility, please contact one of our Community Grants Associates before submitting your application.
When organizations engage fundraisers as staff or consultants, they must adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Standards, with particular attention to #21: “Members shall: not accept compensation or enter into a contract that is based on a percentage of contributions; nor shall members accept finder’s fees or contingent fees.
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 Dates
Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:
- September 30, 2020 (notification of decision TBA)
- January 31, 2021 (notification of decision in May 2021)
Prior to applying, please review Preparing your Grant application [PDF].
The online application form is active for the six weeks before the due dates.
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