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 2021-2022. 

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.

Please view the Stabilizing Non-Government Organization (NGO) Operations Policy for more information.

How do I apply?

Please view the 2022 NGO Stabilization Fund Guidelines below for application instructions. 

2022-2023 Notice for NGO Applicants

2022-2023 NGO Guidelines

2022-2023 NGO Application Form

2022-2023 NGO Reporting Form

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2021-2022 Approved NGO Projects


Project Name

Approved Funding

Association Franco-Culturelle De Hay River

Organizational planning and development, graphic image redesign


Avens Seniors

Embracing Virtual Connections


Dehcho Friendship Centre

Basement Renovations


Family Support Centre

Hay River Shelter Construction Project: Preparation Phase


Foster Family Coalition

Staff Onboarding, Training and Retention Program


Hay River Committee for Persons with Disabilities

Equipment, Training, Manual Development, Appliances


Hay River Museum Society

Heritage Centre Foundation and Structure Stabilization


Hay River Ski Club

Hay River Ski Club Stabilization


Inclusion NWT

  • Organizational Sustainability Compensation Review
  • Board Policy and Procedure Review
  • Board Recruitment and Retention Review
  • Ceiling Insulation Replacement


K’asho Got’ine Housing Society

K’asho Got’ine Housing Society Partnership and Organizational Development


Local Government Administrators of the NWT LGANT)

Support to enhance LGANT operations and cover extraordinary expenses related to projects, development opportunities and initiatives.


Norman Wells Land Corporation

NWLC Transition to Tlegohl Got'ine Government


NWT Literacy Council

NWT Literacy Council Growth Management


NWT Seniors Society

Working Together with Elders


The Salvation Army Yellowknife Corps & Resource Centre

Resource Centre Windows


SideDoor (Home Base Yellowknife)

Organizational Development


Uncle Gabe's Friendship Centre

Uncle Gabe's Friendship Centre Updates


Yellowknife Women's Society

Financial and Human Resources Training



Critical shelter and housing repairs

and internal digital safeguards


Zhahti Koe Friendship Centre

Major Renovations