Minnesota Grants and Foundations

Find the Latest Minnesota Grants and Foundations
Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer

Date Published: February 23, 2021

ADC Foundation - Twin Cities Metro Area

The ADC Foundation makes direct grants to two strategic focus areas: mathematics and science education, and nonprofit access to technology. Although the Foundation will continue to match ADC employee gifts to a wide spectrum of types of nonprofits and causes, the foundation will consider grant requests only in the following two areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, Access to Technology.

AgStar Fund for Rural America

The AgStar Fund supports direct delivery of services rather than research, planning or public awareness campaigns. Also, we will align the grants with the company™s broader business interests and community involvement programs. For maximum impact we focus our giving program in four major areas: Education “ Educating young, beginning or future farmers; Environment “ Maintaining or improving the quality of the rural environment; Techn…

Alliant Energy Foundation

The Alliant Energy Foundation was formed in order to help improve the quality of life ” now and in the future ” in the communities where Alliant Energy has a presence – Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Foundation™s programs reflect a commitment to play an active role in those areas and give back to future generations. Areas of interest include Human needs, Education, Culture & Art, Civic involvement, the Environment.

Allianz Corporate Giving Program

The mission of the Allianz Corporate Giving Program is to give back to our community through a focused effort that promotes employment readiness, financial literacy and the independence and self–sufficiency of senior citizens. The corporate giving program™s primary geographic focus is the Twin Cities metro area.

Andersen Corporate Foundation

Andersen Corporate Foundation has expanded its giving to the many communities where Andersen has facilities and employees, including Menomonie, Wisconsin; Des Moines, Iowa; Dubuque, Iowa; Page County, Virginia; North Brunswick, New Jersey; and London/Huron, Ontario, in addition to the St. Croix Valley Area, Western Wisconsin and the East Metro area of St. Paul. Areas of funding interest: Affordable Housing, Health & Safety, Education & Youth Develo…

Ann Bancroft Foundation - Women & Girls - Minnesota

The Anne Bancroft Foundation supports girls and women to realize their highest dreams and potential. The Foundation endeavors to live this mission by recognizing individual achievement and by promoting initiatives that inspire courage, risk–taking, integrity and individuality in girls and women.

Apostle Islands Area Community Fund

The Apostle Islands Area Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, was created in 2000 to serve as a resource for the Bayfield “ Madeline Island “ Red Cliff area, and as an opportunity for individuals to support the well–being of the region. Funds are generally granted for initiatives that meet the changing needs of the Apostle Islands region in the following six areas: Arts, Civic Projects, A…

Bank of the West - AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MN, MO, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, UT,...

The mission of the Bank’s Charitable Contributions Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low– and moderate–income individuals and communities. The Bank will consider requests for contributions from nonprofit organizations that qualify under the following charitable giving categories: Community and Economic Development, Edu…

Benton Telecommunications Foundation

The mission of the Benton Telecommunications Foundation is to foster human development– spiritual, intellectual, physical and psychological– and to enhance the work of people and organizations devoted to exemplary service in the community. Priority will be given to those projects who are directly within the Benton Cooperative Telephone Company service delivery area. The service of areas of BCTC which includes the cities of: Rice, Ramey, Gilman,…

Berrien Community Foundation

The mission of the Berrien Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy, to build a spirit of community, and to enhance the quality of life in Berrien County through its stewardship of permanently endowed and other funds. Areas of funding interest include Children, Arts & Culture, Youth Leadership & Development, Education & Health.

Best Buy Children's Foundation - Minnesota & National

The Best Buy Children’s Foundation strengthens communities through national, regional, and local grantmaking programs. Who may apply: Nonprofit 501(c)3 certified organizations that provide positive experiences that will empower early adolescents (primarily ages 12–17) to excel in school, engage in their communities, and develop life and leadership skills. Organizations and/or programs applying for funding must fit into one of these categories: N…

Birds Eye Foods Foundation

The Birds Eye Foods Foundation provides grants to not–for–profit organizations operating in communities where Birds Eye Foods has facilities*. Primary giving areas include health, community services, education, youth, and cultural programs. Geographical areas: Watsonville, California; Montezuma, Georgia; Fennville, Michigan; Waseca, Minnesota; Bergen, Brockport, Fulton, Oakfield & Rochester, New York; Berlin, Pennsylvania; Algona & Taco…

Bloomington Community Foundation

The Bloomington Community Foundation is dedicated to building a healthy, strong Bloomington community. The Foundation™s volunteer directors share a vision of Bloomington as a caring community with an outstanding residential and business environment. Areas of funding interest include arts, museums, local youth groups, environmental issues, schools and education, senior citizen needs, parks, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation focuses on the factors that determine health beyond genes, lifestyle and access to health care. This focus reflects our purpose: to look beyond health care today for ideas that create healthier communities tomorrow.

Bromelkamp Foundation

The Bromelkamp Foundation will consider applications from non–profit organizations for projects serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, our primary focus will be in those neighborhoods in which Bromelkamp Company employees reside. These currently include Downtown Minneapolis, South Minneapolis, Longfellow, Maple Grove, New Hope, Fridley/Columbia Heights and St. Paul. Funding Priorities include Homelessness, Literacy, Technology.

Bush Foundation - Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

The Bush Foundation is an independent, private foundation that focuses its grantmaking on Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. We improve the quality of life in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and in the 23 sovereign tribal nations that share the same geography by strengthening organizational, community, and individual leadership. In 2008, the Foundation chose three Goals for a Decade that we intend to pursue for at least the next decade: Devel…

Cargill Foundation - Minnesota

To achieve our mission, we will invest in organizations and programs that demonstrate leadership and effectiveness in improving student achievement especially for socio–economically disadvantaged children (pre–kindergarten–12) and in eliminating barriers to their educational success. Funding focus areas include Education and Eliminating barriers to education success. Geographical area: We support organizations that serve a significant pro…

Carlson Family Foundation

The Carlson Family Foundation provides grants to organizations which are tax–exempt and publicly–supported under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Funding from the Foundation primarily supports organizations and programs within the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Foundation has identified the following funding priorities: Education, Children At–Risk & Mentoring.

Carolyn Foundation - Multiple States

The foundation has developed expertise in understanding issues facing children and families, community vitality and the environment, as well as applying innovative leadership and philanthropic resources.Community Grantmaking: In this program area we address needs in our historic communities of interest for populations within the cities of Minneapolis, Minnesota and New Haven, Connecticut. (We are currently unable to fund programs in St. Paul, Minnesota.)…

Central Minnesota Community Foundation

We are three community foundations in one. The Central Minnesota Community Foundation, based in St. Cloud, hosts as affiliates the Brainerd Lakes Area Communty Foundation and the Willmar Community Foundation. The three Foundations share the services of staff members but have separate boards and grantmaking committees and focus on meeting specific needs in their local communities.

Chisholm Community Foundation

The Chisholm Community Foundation™s mission is to be a steward of funds for innovative and creative projects, which are responsive to community and economic development in the areas of social service, education, arts, and culture, conservation, and historic and environmental preservation. Agencies applying for funds must serve residents of Chisholm and Balkan.

ConAgra Foods Foundation

The ConAgra Foods Foundation seeks to partner with impactful organizations that address childhood hunger and nutrition needs in the communities where our employees live and work. While any organization that is working to address community needs is eligible for funding, preference will be given to those that seek to provide children and their families with access to food and nutrition education. Religious organizations such as churches, mosques and synagogu…

Cook County Community Fund

The Cook County Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, was created in 2003 to serve as a resource for the Cook County Region. Funds are generally granted for initiatives that meet the changing needs of the Cook County region in the following five areas: Arts, Civic Projects, Education, Environment, Human Services.

David B. Gold Foundation

The Foundation funds organizations that have an impact in the San Francisco Bay Area with an emphasis on Alameda and San Francisco counties and in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul in Minnesota. On occasion, the Foundation funds national projects that are particularly relevant to the Foundation™s mission. Program areas: Children, Youth, and Families: The Foundation supports programs that promote the well–being of young people (birth to…

Deluxe Corporation Foundation - Multiple States

The Deluxe Corporation Foundation considers applications from organizations that: Meet the Foundation’s grant focus areas, Have obtained tax–exempt status under section 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1), (2) or (3), Have operated as a nonprofit for at least two years, Have secured support from other corporate funders, Are located near Deluxe facilities. Our grant focus areas include the following types of initiatives: Investing in Tomorrow through Educatio…

Dollar General Literacy Foundation - Multiple States

Dollar General supports programs that improve the quality of life for individuals in the communities where we live and do business. Areas of funding interest include Adult Literacy, Back to School Grants, Family Literacy, School Library Relief, Youth Literacy. Geographic Focus: Company operations in AL; AZ; AR; DE; FL; GA; IL; IN; IA; KS; KY; LA; MD; MI; MS; MO; NE; NJ; NM; NY; NC; OH; OK; PA; SC; TN; TX; VA; WV; WI.

Donaldson Foundation

The mission of the Donaldson Foundation is to positively impact the communities in which we live and work by supporting education. Through the Donaldson Foundation, Donaldson Company, Inc. makes charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations where its employees live and work.

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation supports a wide variety of activities in five basic interest areas including: Arts, Community and Economic Development, Education, Environment, Human Services. Eligible organizations include those located in or that provide service to residents within the seven counties of northeast Minnesota [Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis] and/or the two counties in northwest Wisconsin [Bayfie…

Eagan Foundation

The Eagan Foundation is the Eagan community’s philanthropic vehicle of choice.We encourage, support, and enhance ideas, funding, and collaborative action to meet community needs. The Foundation Community Grant Program is intended to directly benefit the Eagan Community. Grants are awarded only to non–profit organizations, although an organization need not be formally incorporated if for general community benefit purposes.

Ecolab Foundation - St. Paul, MN & Multiple States

The Ecolab Foundation mission reflects our company™s commitment to society. Ecolab promotes the well–being of its employees, customers and shareholders by contributing to the quality of life in the communities where it operates, supporting organizations and programs that strengthen and enrich the community, especially in the areas of youth and education, civic and community development, arts and culture, environment and conservation, and comm…

Edina Community Foundation

The Edina Community Foundation was created to advance our community as a premier place for living, learning, raising families and nurturing leadership through the development of a strong program of philanthropy.

Edward R. Bazinet Foundation

The mission of the Edward R. Bazinet Foundation is to work toward an improved future for the people of Minnesota through a focus on education, arts and culture, the environment and the health and well–being of children and families.

Eveleth Area Community Foundation

The Eveleth Area Community Foundation became the Community Foundation’s fifth affiliate fund at the end of 2008 to serve as a resource for the Eveleth area. The Eveleth Area Community Foundation is currently building its endowment to begin making grants in the next couple of years.

F. R. Bigelow Foundation

The F. R. Bigelow Foundation was established as a trust to promote the well–being of mankind and to support the civic, educational, religious and other needs of the community in the years to come.

Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation

Contributions, both large and small, accumulate perpetually and generate interest income to support charitable needs in the Cass County ND and Clay County MN areas. In the last 10 years the Foundation has distributed nearly $17 million in scholarships and grants supporting youth, health, human services, education, arts and civic programs.

General Mills Foundation

In the Twin Cities, the Foundation focuses grants in the areas of youth nutrition and fitness, education, arts and culture, social services, and United Way. In our communities outside the Twin Cities, our key grantmaking priorities are improving youth nutrition and fitness, and United Way. Beyond financial resources, we also support organizations with volunteers and mentors who share their expertise and talents.

Graco Foundation - MN, SD, OH

The Graco Foundation’s goal is to help organizations grow their ability to serve community needs through grants specifically aimed at expanding or enhancing services to clients, with particular focus on capital projects and technology needs. Priority will be given to organizations that have a proven track record of enabling people to be self–sufficient and more productive. Emphasis will be placed on educational programs (including early childhoo…

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

As the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, we serve the Greater Itasca County in Northern Minnesota. Areas of funding interest include food, shelter, clothing and health needs, basic well–being and human dignity needs (transportation, employment and workforce issues).

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Grotto Foundation, Inc.

On May 1, 2008, the Board of Directors announced a change in the focus of the Grotto Foundation. As the result of our annual retreat, the Board determined that it wants to focus its funding support on Early Childhood Development and Parenting. Accordingly, the Grotto Foundation will focus its funding to support agencies and institutions dedicated to improving the quality of parenting and the well–being of infants and children (from birth to six years…

Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Headwaters Foundation for Justice, we support organizations such as yours who address issues at the core, not just treating the symptoms of injustice. We define the approach as social change, not social service. We encourage proposals from people historically excluded from resources and power, including people of color, women, poor and working class people, gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender, low–income activists and those with disabilities.

Hermantown Community Fund

The Hermantown Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, was created in 2005 to serve as a resource for the Hermantown Community. Unrestricted Funds are generally granted for initiatives that meet the changing needs of the Hermantown region in the following five areas: Arts, Civic Projects, Education, Environment, Human Services.

HickoryTech Foundation

The HickoryTech Foundation connects businesses and consumers with advanced, integrated communication solutions in Minnesota, Iowa and the upper Midwest. HickoryTech, its employees and the HickoryTech Foundation recognize the importance of a vital community. The HickoryTech Foundation is proud to support nonprofit organizations that enhance educational, community outreach and cultural initiatives. Grants are awarded in the priority areas of education, commu…

Hugh J. Andersen Foundation

The mission of the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation is to give back to our community through focused efforts that foster inclusivity, promote equality, and lead to increased human independence, self sufficiency and dignity. The Foundation’s primary geographic area of focus is the St. Croix Valley: Washington County in Minnesota and Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin. Secondarily, there is an interest in St. Paul, Minnesota. Programmatic Focus…

Initiative Foundation

The Initiative Foundation exists for one purpose, to improve the quality of life in central Minnesota. Foundation focus areas: The following focus areas represent the foundation’s highest priorities from 2007 to 2012: Economic Opportunity, Protection of Key Places and Natural Resources, Children, Youth & Families, Organizational Effectiveness.

Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation

The Foundation provides funding for a variety of interest areas. The quality, innovation, thoughtfulness and effectiveness of a project are of more importance than the specific interest area. That said, areas of interest for IAP are the arts, education, environment and social programs. IAP limits its consideration to projects within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Illinois and Michigan.

Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation

From the beginning, The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation focused on areas where Jay saw the greatest need: efforts to combat discrimination and honor diversity, self–sufficiency, health, education and programs for people with disabilities. We award grants to nonprofits based in Minnesota and for work that benefits constituents or communities located in the Twin Cities 7–county metropolitan region (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,…

John P and Eleanor R Yackel Foundation - Minnesota & Vermont

It is the mission of the John P and Eleanor R Yackel Foundation to support programs that create a just and peaceful society, build sustainable environments, and in all we do, work toward the common good. The Foundation has three main areas of focus: Intercultural understanding at home and abroad that leads to economic justice and supports nonviolent approaches to conflict; Environmental preservation and the regeneration of natural resources, both urban and…

Jones Family Foundation

The Jones Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization founded in 1988 by Ora G. Jones, Barbara R. Jones, Scott Jones and Anne Jones of Red Wing, Minnesota. The Jones Family Foundation is a donor advised fund of The Saint Paul Foundation. Our primary areas of focus will be family special needs, life–long learning, youth development and community sustainability.

Jostens Foundation

The Jostens Foundation supports organizations in their work to create strong communities and healthy families and children. The Jostens Foundation is committed to ensuring that its strategy best serves the needs of its customers and plant communities, as well as its employees and sales representatives. Guiding the Foundation’s giving and support is our focus on youth and education and programs that help young people become healthy, productive adults.

Joyce Foundation

Our program areas are Education, Employment, Environment, Gun Violence, Money and Politics, and Culture. We focus our grant making on initiatives that promise to have an impact on the Great Lakes region, specifically the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. A limited number of environment grants are made to organizations in Canada. Education grant making in K–12 focuses on Chicago, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee; early…

June & Julian Foss Foundation - WA, OR, CA, FL, MN

The June & Julian Foss Foundation supports programs and projects directed to children and youth, that promote values and that encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of curiosity and wonder. Our major goal is to change the life situations of young people in order to help them grow into healthy, responsible adults. We prefer to fund programs that provide preventive options, rather than enrichment experiences (as important as those are). The Foun…

Laird Norton Family Foundation

The Laird Norton Family Foundation four funding areas are: Climate Change, Global Fundamentals, Arts in Education, and Watershed Stewardship. Geographic areas of funding interest are Pacific Northwest and Minnesota.

Land O’Lakes Foundation

The Land O™Lakes Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Land O™Lakes, Inc. has members, employees, plants and facilities. The Foundation proactively helps rural communities prosper and prepare for tomorrow through seven grassroots giving programs focused on education and youth, human services, civic and art endeavors. The foundation also funds programs in the dairy communities of dairy communities in t…

Laura Jane Musser Fund - CO, HI, MN, NY, WY

The Laura Jane Musser Fund wants to encourage collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions in a number of civic areas including, but not limited to, economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements, and education. The Foundation funds programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York, and Wyoming.

Litchfield Area Community Foundation

The Litchfield Area Community Foundation recognizes the valuable contributions the surrounding area makes to the Litchfield community. For this reason, as we organized, it was our desire to offer the same opportunities and benefits to those with close ties to Litchfield. Our children, through the schools that they attend, strongly determine where we call “Home”. Home for the Foundation is considered to be the same area served by the Litchfield School Distr…

Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation

The mission of the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation is to enhance educational opportunities in Cook County and to significantly improve the quality of life in the North Shore communities of Cook, Lake and southern St. Louis County through competitive grant making in the areas of Arts and Culture, Community and Economic Development, Education, Environment, Scholarships and Social Welfare programs to qualified nonprofit organizations.

Louis & Peaches Owen Family Foundation

The Foundation considers grant applications from charities as defined under the Internal Revenue Code and applicable regulations. Our primary interests include working with organizations that support the following areas: Education, Health, Human Services, Christian/Judeo Religions. Our primary geographic focus lies in East Texas and the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

Marbrook Foundation - Twin Cities Metro Area

The Marbrook Foundation’s primary interest is in initiatives or organizations that create equal opportunity for immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities metro area.

Mardag Foundation

The Mardag Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations that improve the quality of life in Minnesota for children, seniors and other at–risk populations and for programs in education and arts.

McKnight Foundation - Minnesota & International

The McKnight Foundation assists nonprofit organizations and public agencies to improve the quality of life for all people, particularly those in need. Through grantmaking, coalition–building, and encouragement of strategic policy reform, we aim to strengthen children, families, communities, and the Twin Cities region; enrich people’s lives through the arts; encourage protection of the natural environment; and promote research in selected fields….

McNeely Foundation

The McNeely Foundation makes grants in the areas of education, human services, the environment, the arts and community betterment, and has a special interest in funding projects that benefit the Saint Paul community, especially East Side neighborhoods. The McNeely Foundation has three Strategic Initiatives that consume a large portion of the annual budget: Neighborhood Development – programs that benefit populations in East Side St Paul neighborhoods…

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council serves audiences in Minnesota’s seven–county metropolitan region through grants, services, and technical assistance to the arts communities of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties.

Michelson Foundation

Incorporated in 1991, the purpose of The Michelson Foundation is to promote healthy and successful outcomes for low–income, underserved children, youth, and adults. The Foundation supports public charities that serve Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties, and the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota. The Foundation™s focus areas include: Educational Programs, Theater Education Programs, Early Literacy Programs, Adult Reside…

Miller-Dawn Foundation

The Miller–Dwan Foundation, formed in 1974, is an independent public charity dedicated to supporting health care delivery, research and health education, with a focus on supporting projects in the specialty areas of Miller–Dwan Medical Center (MDMC), Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center, as well as regional non–profits which support prevention and community based services for the patient population in our region.

Minneapolis Foundation

Established in 1915, The Minneapolis Foundation is one of the nation™s oldest and largest community foundations. It manages more than $600 million in assets, administers more than 1,000 charitable funds created by individuals, families, and businesses, and distributes more than $35 million in grants each year. The Foundation also works with others to improve the quality of life in the region and serves as a catalyst for dialogue and action on cri…

Minnesota Community Foundation

We provide grants to fund a wide range of projects involving education, human services, humanities, the arts and community development. Our grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public entities, serving residents of the East Metro area of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties in Minnesota.

Morgan Family Foundation - Yellow Springs, Ohio & St, Cloud, MN

The Morgan Family Foundation™s foremost interest is in strengthening communities. Foundation grants primarily serve the communities of Yellow Springs, Ohio and St. Cloud, Minnesota, and their immediate vicinity. In addition, other communities and organizations that are supported by board and family members may receive grants from time to time.

Nash Foundation

The Nash Foundation considers requests only from 501(c)(3) not–for–profit organizations. Our grant making is generally limited to organizations in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis–St. Paul. We also make a limited number of grants in communities that are of historic interest to The Foundation (but do not accept unsolicited proposals from these areas). We’re interested in the arts, the environment, and human services ” with a foc…

NFC Foundation

The NFC Foundation operates under the general principle of “supporting families in our communities.” To create maximum charitable impact, the Foundation interprets that principle broadly to include support of organizations involved in supporting literacy & learning, dealing with health & nutrition, offering shelter & safety services or feeding the hungry. The Foundation will also, upon occasion, contribute indirectly to family benefit by suppor…

Northfield Area Foundation

The Northfield Area Foundation was created in 1993 as a community endowment created to receive, manage, and disburse resources for the benefit of the greater Northfield community. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding: Programs and activities which preserve and enhance the heritage, the quality of life and well being in the Northfield area, i.e., projects related to cultural arts, multiculturalism, youth development, senior adults, historica…

Northland Foundation

The Northland Foundation, a diverse organization involved in grant making, business lending, and a variety of other initiatives to assist the children, families, older adults, businesses, and communities of northeastern Minnesota. The Foundation grant Program provides financial and technical resources to tax–exempt nonprofits located in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis Counties. Support is directed toward specific Areas…

Northwest Minnesota Foundation

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation invests resources, creates opportunities, and promotes philanthropy to make the region a better place to live and work. Counties that are in our service area include: Beltrami, Marshall, Clearwater, Norman, Hubbard, Pennington, Kittson, Polk, Lake of the Woods, Red Lake, Mahnomen, Roseau. Areas of funding interest include Economic Development, Early Childhood Care, Women Fund.

Otto Bremer Foundation

The mission of the Otto Bremer Foundation is to assist people in achieving full economic, civic and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities. Grants are only made to organizations whose beneficiaries are residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, or Wisconsin with priority given to those communities or regions served by Bremer affiliates (banks). The Foundation accepts grant proposals throughout the year, and applicants may submit pro…

Owatonna Foundation

The Owatonna Foundation is to receive gifts and grants of money and property of every kind and nature and administer the same for the following purposes: civic, community betterment, education, health, literary, recreation, science, music and cultural projects.

Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation

The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation was established in St. Paul, Minnesota by Patrick and Aimee Mott Butler in 1951. Pat and Aimee remained active in the Foundation throughout their lives and the Foundation continues as a lasting reminder of their wisdom, generosity, and love. The legacy of the founders continues in the Foundation’s priorities of supporting human services, including chemical dependency programs, and the arts. Granting prior…

Peter J. King Family Foundation

The Peter J. King Family Foundation™s focus is to provide “brick–and–mortar” facilities to local communities and organizations whose activities are dedicated to the improvement of children™s health, education and welfare and the family environment. Geographic focus: Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Foundation is also actively involved with several projects in Tanzania.

PFund Foundation

PFund Foundation is a community foundation that advances social justice for LGBT communities in the Upper Midwest by funding social change programs, developing leaders, inspiring giving, and convening and reporting on issues of importance within our communities. We are working to change attitudes, change systems and break down barriers at the intersection of our identities”orientation, gender, race, culture”to achieve social justice. Geogra…

Pohlad Family Charities

The mission of the Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation is: To improve the lives of economically disadvantaged children and youth and participate in projects that positively impact the quality of life in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

RBC Wealth Management Foundation

The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities where we do business by supporting non–profit organizations that make a positive difference. The Foundation gives special consideration to organizations in which our employees are involved. For maximum impact, we direct our giving to three focus areas: Arts & Culture, Human Services, Youth Education.

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation - MN, FL, CA

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation was created in 2004 by Best Buy founder, Dick Schulze. He wanted to give back to the community in which he and his family grew up and gave him so much in return. It is Dick™s strong belief that a good education, supportive family and strong work ethic will prepare children for a successful future. To ensure families have the ability to be all they can be, the foundation focuses on the following areas: educat…

Rochester Area Foundation

For more than 65 years, the Rochester Area Foundation has partnered with donors to improve the quality of life, promote greater equality of opportunities, and develop effective methods to assist those in need in the greater Rochester area. The Foundation makes grants in the fields of arts and culture, community development, education, human services and recreation.

Saint Paul Foundation

The Foundation is committed to allocating substantial grantmaking resources from its unrestricted and field of interest funds to specific goals and strategies. Proposals that address one or more of the Foundation™s four long–range community goals: are strongly encouraged – ¢ An anti–racist community, ¢ Economic development for disadvantaged people and communities, ¢ Strong families that provide healthy develo…

Saint Paul Foundation

The Saint Paul Foundation accepts applications for grants from its Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds. Grants are authorized to nonprofit organizations and public entities primarily serving residents of Ramsey, Dakota and Washington counties. Areas of funding interest include An anti–racist community; Economic development for disadvantaged people and communities; Strong families that provide healthy development for children and youth; Quality e…

St. Croix Valley Foundation

The mission of the St. Croix Valley Foundation is to advance the quality of life in the St. Croix Valley of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Grants will be given to nonprofit organizations serving the St. Croix Valley region including Polk, St. Croix and Pierce counties in Wisconsin and Washington and Chisago counties in Minnesota. Nonprofit organizations that serve residents in this region will be considered, although preference will be given to organizations bas…

Stevens Square Foundation

The Stevens Square Foundation is dedicated to inspiring and enabling people to live with dignity, with particular emphasis on the needs of the elderly and children. We strive to improve the lives of individuals in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area by providing support to organizations that are responsive, innovative, and effective in meeting these needs.

SUPERVALU Foundation

The SUPERVALU Foundation manages giving at the corporate level and focuses on supporting national causes and giving in the state of Minnesota and in Idaho™s Treasure Valley corporate offices are located. The Foundation focuses its giving in the following areas: Hunger Relief, Health and Nutrition, Environmental Stewardship.

TEAM Foundation

The TEAM Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the quality of life in rural Minnesota. Established in 2003, TEAM Foundation invests resources in the areas of education, healthcare and community. Grants are awarded to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and public schools that serve Minnesota communities.

Ted & Dr. Roberta Mann Foundation

The mission of Ted & Dr. Roberta Mann Foundation is to keep alive the legacy established by Ted Mann, to be carried out through future generations by continuing the Mann family tradition of making a positive difference. The ongoing mission of the foundation is to make a difference principally in the areas of the Arts, Education, Health, Religion and Social Services.

The Bayport Foundation

General operating, capital and program funding is allocated to qualified nonprofit organizations that provide community, social and support services to better people™s lives and strengthen communities, focusing primarily where Andersen employees live and work including; the St. Croix Valley Area, Western Wisconsin and the East Metro Area.

The Qwest Foundation

The Qwest Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of customers and the communities we serve. The Foundation awards grants that generate high impact and measurable results through community–based programs, including K–12 education and economic development. We encourage you to learn more about the Foundation and request funding for your program. The primary geographic area of interest for Qwest is our 14–state region, including Minne…

The Target Foundation

The Target Foundation enhances the quality of life in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, partnering with arts and cultural institutions and supporting organizations that directly sustain the basic needs of individuals or families at risk.

Three Rivers Community Foundation

The Three Rivers Community Foundation is an operating division of the Central Minnesota Initiative Fund (CMIF). A component fund is defined as a partnership between the Initiative Foundation and local residents who have a vision for strengthening their community. By serving as a management resource and fiscal host, the Initiative Foundation advises local leaders and maintains an endowment of donated dollars. Funding categories include Social/Cultural/Leisu…

Travelers Foundation

Travelers and the Travelers Foundation primarily support education initiatives in Travelers’ key cities of St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minn. and Hartford, Conn. and in select cities nationally. Travelers also accepts a limited number of proposals for Community Development and Arts & Culture initiatives. Main focus area: Education, Community Development.

Valspar Foundation

The purpose of the Valspar Foundation is to provide philanthropic assistance in those communities where we live and work. Valspar believes that it is important to be involved in the communities in which it operates and to financially support those organizations that address community needs and enhance the communities’ quality of life.

WCA Foundation

The WCA Foundation is an eclectic grantmaker and awards grants to a wide variety of organizations in the state of Minnesota, with special consideration given to organizations located in the seven–county metro area. Grants may be awarded for (but are not limited to) battered women’s programs, subsidized housing programs, programs for homeless persons, recovery programs, day care subsidies, children’s and youth programs, scholarships for educ…

Winona Community Foundation

The Winona Community Foundation award grants addressing community needs through a competitive review process. By doing so, a variety of interested are supported with the goal of helping local charities help make a difference in the area supported by their group™s mission. This has included support for arts and humanities, social services, education, health, youth activities and civic projects.

Women's Foundation of Minnesota

GirlsBEST (Girls Building Economic Success Together) program: a five–year grantmaking and public awareness initiative focused on increasing the readiness of girls, ages 10–18, to achieve economic well–being

Woodbury Community Foundation

The Woodbury Community Foundation mission is to connect people and organizations with causes that matter in order to strengthen our community for the benefit of all. Our grantmaking is focused in three areas: Human Services (Food programs, Housing, Mental Health, Abuse Shelters), Arts/Culture, Environment.

Xcel Energy Foundation - CO, MN, MI, NM, ND, SD, TX, WI

The Xcel Energy Foundation invests in local communities throughout our service territory through focus area grants supporting education, the environment, economic sustainability and arts and culture. Applying to the Xcel Energy Foundation is a two–step process. Interested 501(c)(3) organizations may submit an online Letter of Intent (LOI) by the deadline for the appropriate focus area.

Yackel Foundation

The work of the Yackel Foundation expresses the values of its founders: a hope for justice, peace, and intercultural harmony; support for education and literacy; concern for the protection of the environment; and interest in the arts and the expression that is unique to every individual. The Foundation has three main areas of focus: Intercultural understanding, Environmental preservation and the regeneration of natural resources, Related arts, with a speci…