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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 disadvantaged children and youth Feb. 15 (decision in Apr.)
Literacy for Life Grants Up to $4,000 for intergenerational literacy programs; available across Manitoba
  • Feb. 1 (decision late Feb.)
  • June 1 (decision late June)
  • Oct. 1 (decision late Oct.)
Major Capital GrantsRequests greater than $100,000 for major capital projects2-Stage Application;
Stage 1 due May 31
(decision in late 2020)
Nourishing Potential Grants Up to $10,000 for nutritious food for children and youth
  • June 15 (decision in Sept.)
  • Dec. 15 (decision in Mar.)
Organizational Development Grants Up to $10,000 to help charitable organizations become more self-sustaining Ongoing intake
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
Summer Internship Program Grants Grants up to $4,000 to host a summer intern selected by The Winnipeg Foundation Feb. 14 (decision in 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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