Additional Sources of Funding

Healthy Eating Funding:

Breakfast Clubs of Canada: Offers funding for breakfast programs in all Canadian provinces. Currently there are over 300 Breakfast Clubs in Western Canada.

Breakfast for LearningOffers funding for nutrition programs in all Canadian provinces. Currently there are over 40 programs funded through BFL in Manitoba.

Canada Post: The Foundation contributes to building libraries, creating sports and breakfast programs, and ensuring children have access to crisis lines, anti-bullying and mental health initiatives, special needs clinics and life-skills training. The money has helped promote physical activity and play for kids of all abilities and helped at-risk youth gain a better understanding of how education is vital to their future.

Healthy Schools ManitobaThe Healthy Schools Grant is available for all schools in Manitoba, including public, independent (funded and non-funded), institutional, and First Nations Schools.  

Winnipeg Foundation: Nourishing Potential Grants provide support for after-school nutrition programs.

Saputo: 1% of profits are put towards community projects through grants, volunteers and product donations. An open call for proposals can be found on their website.

Positive Social Environments Funding (and related to nutrition):

S’Cool Life Fund: Funding for projects that “leave a legacy” in areas of drama, recreation, extra curricular, arts, music or sports.

RBC After-School Projects: Funding for after-school programs that reinforce basic social skills, improve academic achievement, increase self-esteem, provide safe environments and develop links between school, home and communities.

Environmental Engagement Funding (and related to nutrition):

Toyota Evergreen: Learning Grounds School Ground Greening Grants: Helps schools create outdoor classrooms. These can contribute to nutrition programs by becoming a nutrition education opportunity and a source of fruits and vegetables.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation: Eligible projects include community gardens, environmental education, outdoor classrooms, recycling and compost programs and more.

Tree Canada: Apply for funding through the Greening Canada’s School Grounds program (up to $3000), Green Schools Green Futures award (up to $3000), or the Edible Trees program (up to $4000).

Government of Canada Environment and Climate Change Funding Database

Manitoba Eco Network Funding Guide

Equipment and Capital (and related to nutrition):

Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries: Small Capital Sponsorship Program. Charitable and non-profit organizations receive funding for small capital projects that focus on benefiting the community at large.

Other Funding:

Aviva Community Fund

Wonder + Cares Healthy Active Kids (George Weston – back in late 2015)

TransCanada Corporation: Apply for support in areas of safety, community and environment.