NGO Stabilization Fund

What is it?

The NGO Stabilization Fund is an application based contribution program that provides short term support to NGOs who deliver critical GNWT funded programs and services to NWT residents. Eligible one-time costs include general management, governance, organizational development, and extraordinary operations costs. Collaborative projects that build the capacity of more than one NGO are encouraged.

What is the purpose?

Recognizing that many NGOs deliver essential services that support GNWT policy objectives, the NGO Stabilization Fund was established in 2009 to help stabilize or develop the capacity of crucial NGOs who deliver critical GNWT funded programs or services to NWT residents such as organisations dealing with homelessness, addictions services, shelters for women and families etc.

Eligibility Requirements

Examples of projects funded in the past include supports to help improve service to smaller communities and develop capacity, board governance and other training, strategy development, research projects, organizational planning and development, and transition support to stabilize operations, image update and other extraordinary general operations costs. Please see the chart below for a list of projects approved in 2020-2021. 

The maximum amount that can be granted to an applicant NGO is $50,000 per year. In previous years, demand for support from the NGO Stabilization Fund has exceeded the available budget. To support more organizations, partial amounts of requested funding may be provided at times.

How do I apply?

Please view the 2021 NGO Stabilization Fund Guidelines below for application instructions. 

2021-2022 NGO Guidelines and Application Package

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2020-2021 Approved NGO Projects
Organization  Project Name Approved Funding
Avens  Management Training and Governance for AVENS $50,000
Dehcho Friendship Centre DCFC Enhancement NGO 20-21 $23,090
Family Support Centre Hay River Shelter Renewal Project $40,347

Foster Family Coalition

4Y Enhancements $50,000


Rapid Response to COVID-19: Trauma informed Capacity Training for Northern Non-Profits $32,850

Hay River Committee for Persons with Disabilities

Computers/software upgrade, Literacy Program Equipment, Training $39,000
Local Government Administrators NWT General Management support to enhance LGANT Operations $43,000

North Slave Metis Alliance

North Slave Metis Alliance General Management Costs $15,000

Northern Farm Training Institute

NFTI Local Food Innovations in Northern Communities $45,000
Northern Youth Leadership, MakeWay Charitable Society Remote and Online Program Expansion $5,413
NWT Literacy Council Project Management for NWT Literacy Council $33,000


Dog Bay Maintenance $10,000

Status of Women Council of the NWT

Accounting Policies & Procedures Manual $16,000
The Salvation Army Yellowknife Corps & Resource Centre Resource Centre Windows $50,000
Tlicho Legia Ts'iili Ko Strategic Planning and Governance Training for Staff, Board and Youth Council $50,000
Tree of Peace Friendship Centre Staff, Senate and Organizational Development $16,800
Uncle Gabe's Friendship Centre Uncle Gabe's Friendship Centre Renovations $50,000
Yellowknife Women's Society CMHC/ Former Arnica Purchase and Policy Manual Revision/Update $42,000
YWCA Going paperless to safeguard and ensure organization longevity $50,000
Zhahti Koe Friendship Centre ZKFC Building Upgrade/Repairs and Maintenance $38,500