Winnipeg charities receive capital support from The Winnipeg Foundation – Investment totals $3.42 million to 18 charities


For immediate release: Eighteen Winnipeg charities will receive a total of $3.42 million in support toward capital projects through The Winnipeg Foundation’s 2022 Major Capital Grants program.  

The charities receiving Major Capital Grants provide diverse programming in our community, and are reflective of all Cause areas. Capital grants allow charities to acquire, build or update facilities to better meet the needs of the people they serve. The grants will help address key issues in our city including housing and resources for families. 

The Major Capital Grants announced today range in size from $100,000 to $750,000 and are allocated to the following organizations:  

  • Acorn Family Place Inc.  
  • Augustine Centre  
  • Charleswood Senior Centre Inc.  
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation Inc.  
  • Crescent-Fort Rouge United Church  
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada  – Canards Illimites Canada  
  • Friends Housing Inc.  
  • Homes for Heroes Foundation  
  • Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc.  
  • Misericordia Health Centre Foundation Inc.  
  • Mount Carmel Clinic  
  • St. Boniface Hospital Foundation Inc.  
  • Sunshine House Incorporated  
  • The Concordia Foundation Inc.  
  • Thrive Community Support Circle  
  • Urban Shaman Inc.  
  • Video Pool Inc.  
  • Wahbung Abinoonjiiag  

Learn more about the projects here:

2022 Major Capital Grants Recipients

Organization Program Amount
Acorn Family Place Inc. New program space $375,000
Augustine Centre  Renovations to main entrance  $100,000 
Charleswood Senior Centre Inc.  Renovations costs for new location  $100,000 
Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation Inc.  Smart Suite Technology space  $200,000 
Crescent-Fort Rouge United Church  Accessibility upgrades to community space  $100,000 
Ducks Unlimited Canada – Canards Illimites Canada  Wetland Discovery Centre renewal project  $200,000 
Friends Housing Inc.  Renovations  $100,000 
Homes for Heroes Foundation  Winnipeg Veterans Village  $300,000 
Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc.  Expansion project  $300,000 
Misericordia Health Centre Foundation Inc.  Renovations at Misericordia Place  $150,000 
Mount Carmel Clinic  Ceremonial and Community gathering space  $150,000 
St. Boniface Hospital Foundation Inc.  Emergency Department redevelopment and expansion   $300,000 
Sunshine House Incorporated  Accessibility upgrades  $191,000 
The Concordia Foundation Inc.  Renovations to the Day Surgery nursing unit  $100,000 
Thrive Community Support Circle  Renovation and expansion of main location  $250,000 
Urban Shaman Inc.  Relocation to Market Lands Creative Hub  $250,000 
Video Pool Inc.  Relocation to Market Lands Creative Hub  $250,000 
Wahbung Abinoojiiag  Transitional housing project  $750,000 

“Charities have seen an increase in demand and have faced difficult financial impacts since the beginning of the pandemic,” says Sky Bridges, CEO of The Winnipeg Foundation. “Our community needs the valuable services and programming charities provide now more than ever. The Major Capital Grants announced today will help charities complete capital projects that are essential to providing vital services to our community.”   

Wahbung Abinoonjiiag, which means Children of Tomorrow, is one of this year’s Major Capital Grant recipients. This Indigenous-led organization is a domestic violence prevention centre, currently raising funds to build a new transitional housing building for Indigenous women, gender diverse individuals and their children who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing gender-based violence.  

Wahbung Abinoojiiag’s project will provide affordable, stable housing for families for up to three years. Indigenous women, gender diverse individuals and their children will also receive wrap-around care to support healing from the impacts of violence, grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing and being. 

“Wahbung Abinoonjiiag’s project addresses a number of issues our community is facing,” says Megan Tate, Director of Community Grants at  The Winnipeg Foundation. “Housing for women and children escaping gender-based violence is urgently needed, and as an Indigenous-led organization, Wahbung will provide culturally responsive programming. Supported transitional housing fills a critical role in our community, bridging between staying in a short-term emergency shelter and longer-term, permanent housing.” 


Media inquiries/questions:

LuAnn Lovlin, CFRE
Director of Communications & Marketing, The Winnipeg Foundation
Email LuAnn
C: 204-781-9336

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