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.


June 3, 2024


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 2023-2024. 

2023-2024 Approved NGO Projects


Project Name

Approved Funding

Association Franco-Ténoise du Sud et de l'Ouest

Conception et lancement de projet en petite enfance


Avens - A Community for Seniors

Stepping Stone to Sustainability


Children First Society

CFS Managerial Transition - Part 2


Dehcho Friendship Centre

DCFC - Electrical Upgrades


Food Rescue Yellowknife

Food Rescue Tent Replacement & Location Move


Foster Family Coalition

Community Outreach Support Project


Hay River Youth Centre

Startup of New Hay River Youth Centre Facility


HomeBase Yellowknife

Family and Natural Support Program


Inclusion NWT

First Aid/CPR, WSCC Supervisor Training, Meeting OWL,
Equipment for Skills Program


Ka'sho Got'ine Housing Society

K’ásho Got’ı̨nę Housing Society Human Resources and Finance Support + Transition Home Review


Legholi Early Learning Society

Project Management, Community Engagement, and Strategic Planning


Local Government Administrators of the NWT (LGANT)

Supports to enhance member skills, offer professional development,


Makerspace YK

Financial Management Upgrades & Operational Stabilization


Northern Mosaic Network

Rainbow Programming, office equipment


Northwords NWT

Communications improvement and revamp


Salvation Army Yellowknife Corps

Room Revitalization Project


Status of Women Council

2023-2028 Strategic Plan


Territorial Agrifood Association

Foundational technology acquisition


Yellowknife Playschool Association

Building blocks for a stable Yellowknife Playschool Association


Yellowknife Women's Society

YWS Policy Updates & Frontline Staff Training/Coaching



Zhatie Koe Friendship Centre

New Sewer Tank and Security Camera System



How to apply

  1. Applications and Guidelines will be posted annually
  2. Submit your completed application to
  3. Please email us with questions or if you require further information.

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