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Grant Resources

WE OFFER TWO OPEN GRANT ROUNDS A YEAR FOR THE BUILDING COMMUNITY CAPACITY GRANT PROGRAM, F. R. BIGELOW FOUNDATION AND MARDAG FOUNDATION.

WE ALSO OFFER GRANT PROGRAMS WITH ROLLING APPLICATION DATES.

2023 Open Grant Round Updates

Our Building Community Capacity grant rounds will be open January 9 through February 1 at 3 p.m. The Community Impact team held two virtual information sessions and a Q&A lunch hour to share our process and answer your questions.

We recently adopted a new grant portal called GranteeView for our grantmaking. The first time you use GranteeView, you will be required to register to become a grant administrator for your organization to apply for grants, track your application status, view payment history and more. Your organization may have multiple registered grant administrators. Registration is open now and we encourage all prospective applicants to begin this process early. Download registration instructions.

The grant application questions and list of required materials can be found on this page. Our hope is that sharing specific application questions and requirement materials in advance will give you and your team more time to compose an application that you feel best represents your important work. Our general focus areas remain unchanged, and you will note that we made more application questions optional for this round. This is an acknowledgment that your time and effort are valuable.

Do not hesitate to email any Community Impact Grant Team member if you have questions or feedback. Thank you for the work you do every day to foster thriving communities across Minnesota.

Fall 2022 Grant Data

In order to set clearer expectations about the scope and scale of our grantmaking, we are sharing some data from our Fall 2022 grant round.

We received 310 applications in the fall 2022 grant round and approved 166 grants. Grants ranged in size from $10,000 to $75,000 per year, with the largest grants going to capital requests. The average (mean) grant approved was $27,798, and the median was $30,000.

Grants ApprovedTotal Dollars ApprovedAverage (Mean) GrantMedian GrantSmallest GrantLargest Grant
166$4,614,500$27,798$30,000$10,000$75,000

Grant Dates

2023 OPEN GRANT ROUND, ROUND 1 APPLICATIONS

Open Jan. 9, 2023 - Close Feb. 1, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Applications will not be accepted after 3 p.m. on Feb. 1

Go to GranteeView
GRANT INFORMATION SESSIONS

Our Grant Team held virtual events in January about our upcoming grant round to share our process and answer your questions.

Information Sessions
2 - 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4
11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5

Community Q&A Lunch Hour
12 - 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10

View recordings

Building Community Capacity Grants

Grant guidelines

View grant guidelines for the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Grant application questions

Download grant application questions

Information session recordings

View the presentation recordings

Frequently asked questions

Download answers to frequently asked questions about the 2023 grant rounds
FAQS answer technology and eligibility questions

Resources

GranteeView instructions

View instructions on how to access the GranteeView application portal
You are encouraged to begin the registration process early

Fiscal sponsor agreement form

View the fiscal sponsor agreement form

Reporting

All interim and final reports have been waived.

Partner Foundation Grant Resources

F. R. Bigelow Foundation

For more information, visit the F. R. Bigelow Foundation website.

Mardag Foundation

For more information, visit the Mardag Foundation website.

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