Major Capital Grants ($100,000+) will be considered for capital campaigns and large capital projects.
- 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.
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 15, 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 July 31 (Notification of decision in late 2021.)
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.
NOTE: The Foundation is transitioning to a new grant application portal and the Major Capital Grants application is our first in the new system. Prior to starting your application, please watch a few quick tutorials on the new system. Watch the tutorials.
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Major Capital Grants Information Session
The Winnipeg Foundation’s Grants Team hosted a live online Major Capital Grants Information Session on April 8, 2021. You can watch the recording of the session below: