One-Time Community Grants

One-Time Community Grants are short-term grants (under $100,000) that support a wide range of projects in our community.

Please review the information below before submitting an application. 

Beginning in 2023, the Foundation will once again require the submission of final reports on all outstanding One-Time Community Grants before accepting a new request to this program.

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 or be a qualified donee to apply for a Community Grant. A charity registration number is required to access the online application form; if you are a qualified donee, please contact us for details on how to access the 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.


Projects must primarily benefit the citizens of Winnipeg. Please review our Community Grants Policies & Guidelines [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.

Application Due Date

  • March 1, 2023, 4:30 p.m. (decision June 2023).
  • October 3, 2023, 4:30 p.m. (decision February 2024)
    Note: When a due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the intake is extended until 4:30 p.m. on the next business day.

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 in September 2023.

Download the One-Time Community Grants Information Session presentation slides [PDF]

You can watch the recording of the session below:

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