Major Capital Grants

Major Capital Grants ($100,000+) will be considered for capital campaigns and large capital projects.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all of our organizations. It’s a time of rapid change and uncertainty, and we recognize that our city’s charities are in flux as they respond to the crisis.

The Foundation is currently responding to the most immediate community needs and focused on maintaining operations. Therefore, we’ve decided to postpone our intake of Stage 1 Major Capital Grants to June 1, 2020. Stage 2 applications will be due during the summer and final decisions will be made before the end of the calendar year.

Please review the information below before submitting and application.

Eligibility

  • Your organization must have a registered charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency to apply for a Major Capital Grant. (This number is required to access the online application form.)
  • You may apply for one Major Capital Grant per calendar year. Organizations may apply for a Community Grant, or any special program grant, in the same year, but applications must be for different projects.

Criteria

Projects must primarily benefit the citizens of Winnipeg. Please review our Major Capital Grants Policies and 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.

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.

Application Process and Dates

There is a two-stage application process for Major Capital Grants ($100,000+). Applications must be submitted online.

Stage 1 Application due by May 31, 4:30 p.m.

  • Basic information, including amount requested and brief project description.
  • Stage 1 applications that meet The Foundation’s funding priorities will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application.

Stage 2 Application (by invitation) due in summer (date TBA.) (Notification of decision in late 2020.)

Required information is similar to our previous Community Grants over $100,000 applications (project purpose and goals, implementation plan, evidence of need, etc), along with required financial documents.

Note: If an application date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. the next business day.

The online application form is active for the six weeks before the due date.

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