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. Organizations must submit a final report on their previous Special Program Grant before they may apply for another grant in the same program.

Program Description Application Due Date
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)
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 Extended – April 21, 2023
(decision in June)
Professional Development Grants Up to $5,000 for training and mentorship opportunities December 15, 2023
Summer Internship Program Grants Up to $5,300 to host a summer intern selected by The Winnipeg Foundation Mentor applications due March 24, 2023
(decision in May)
Walking Together Grants Up to $10,000 for youth-led Truth and Reconciliation projects Not accepting applications in 2023.
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.
Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship Grants Up to $10,000 for youth-led projects in partnership with a local registered charity Not accepting applications in 2023.
Organizational Development Grants Up to $10,000 to help charitable organizations become more self-sustaining No longer accepting applications.

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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