Special Program Grants

Special Program Grants at The Winnipeg Foundation support specific programs or initiatives.

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 Feb. 15
(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 ManitobaMar. 15
(decision in late April)
Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship Grants Up to $10,000 for youth-led projects in partnership with a local registered charity Applications due in June
Literacy for Life Grants Up to $4,000 for intergenerational literacy programs; available across Manitoba
  • Feb. 1
  • June 1
  • Oct. 1
(decision approx. 1 month after due date)
Major Capital Grants Requests greater than $100,000 for major capital projects 2-Stage Application;
Stage 1 due May 15
Stage 2 due July 31
(decision in late 2021)
Nourishing Potential Grants Up to $10,000 for nutritious food for children and youth Apr. 15
Sept. 15
Dec. 15
(decision approx. 6 weeks after due date)
Organizational Development Grants Up to $10,000 to help charitable organizations become more self-sustaining Ongoing 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
Ongoing 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

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.

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