NGO Stabilization Fund

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Recognizing that many NGOs deliver essential services that support Government of the Northwest Territories (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 Northwest Territories (NWT) residents, such as organizations dealing with homelessness, addictions services, and shelters for women and families.

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.

Available Funding

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.


May 31st, 2023


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 funding contributions approved in 2022-2023. 

2022-2023 Approved NGO Projects


Project Name

Approved Funding

Avens Seniors

Next Generation


Children First Society

CFS Managerial Transition


Dehcho Friendship Centre

DCFC Building


Family Support Centre

FSC Second Stage and Transitional Recovery Homes


Foster Family Coalition

Board Development/ Youth Program Enhancement



FOXY Trauma-informed Stabilization 2022-23


Habitat for Humanity

Organizational development to stabilize operations to build more homes in NWT communities


Hay River Council for Persons with Disabilities

Training, Supplies, Resources


Inclusion NWT

Supervisor Safety Training


K'asho Gotine Housing Society

K’asho Got’ine Housing Society HR Support, Community Forum Facilitation, and Office Equipment Update


"Local Government Administrators of the NWT (LGANT)"

Support to enhance LGANT operations for development


NWT Disabilities Council

Capacity Building and Strategic Planning for Board and Organization


NWT Literacy Council

NWTLC Reconciliation Strategic Initiatives


NWT Senior's Society

Working Together with Elders


Salvation Army

Fob Security System


SideDoor (Home Base Yellowknife)

Re-Branding to Home Base Yellowknife


Status of Women Council of the NWT

2023 - 2026 Strategic Plan


Yellowknife Women's Society

YWS Communications & Capacity Building



Extraordinary Operations Costs to Support Transitional Housing



How to apply

  1. Please review and complete the 2023-2024 NGO Guidelines and Application Form
  2. Submit your completed application to
  3. Please email us with questions or if you require further information.

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