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The Manitoba REALTORS® Shelter Foundation supports shelter-related charitable organizations in Manitoba.

Shelter is defined as a temporary or permanent human shelter that provides protection against injury, danger or discomfort. It is a place of safety or immunity, a home, lodging or dwelling.

Grant Application Guidelines

Please review the following guidelines prior to submitting a grant application.

  • Shelter-related registered charities operating in the province of Manitoba are eligible.
  • Organizations must demonstrate sound fiscal responsibility and effective management.
  • All applications should be received annually by September 15 in order to be included for review at the October meeting.

Presentations about your organization/grant request to the Manitoba REALTORS® Shelter Foundation. If your organization wishes to make a presentation to the Manitoba REALTORS® Shelter Foundation Board of Governors, arrange this by calling 204-772-0405. Please call as far in advance of the annual application deadline as possible.

Funding Restrictions

The foundation will not provide grant funds for: budget deficits; activities completed, or costs incurred prior to the current year of application; political activities; fundraising events; endowments or medical equipment.

The organization applying for the grant must have been in continuous operation delivering services in Manitoba for a minimum of two fiscal years prior to the date of the grant application submission.

Grants will not normally be considered from the following types of organizations:

  • Medical institutions, camps, or theatre/performing arts groups
  • Private foundations, service or fraternal clubs, or religious institutions
  • Agencies/organizations which raise funds for distribution to other community organizations.

Please submit grants by email to Kelly Houston, Operations Administrative Assistant, at

Manitoba REALTORS® Shelter Foundation