The following grant opportunities have fast approaching deadlines. Please apply soon.
Union Midco Foundation Community Grants
Purpose: The Foundation distributes grants twice each year to organizations that advance socially desirable goals in the Midco service area.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations, local governments and schools.
Amount: varies - usually between $1,000 and $2,000
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2017
Community Innovation Grants
Funder: Bush Foundation
Purpose: These grants support communities to use problem-solving processes that lead to more effective, equitable and sus-tainable solutions. Think of is as civic research and development, allowing communities to develop and test new solu-tions to community challenges. Innovation grants support the process between identifying a community problem and implementing a new breakthrough solution.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, government entities, tribal organizations and other community organizations. Applicants must be located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.
Amount: $500 - $10,000 or $10,000 - $200,000
Rural Initiative Program
Funder: Laura Jane Musser Fund
Purpose: The Rural Initiative Program encourages 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, education. Past grants have fund-ed community wellness trails, food projects and playground renovations among others.
Eligibility: Applicants must be located in a community with a population of 10,000 or fewer. Applicants must be located in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota or Wyoming. Applications will be accepted from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, organizations that are forming if they are sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization, or units of government at the local level.
Amount: Planning = up to $5,000; Implementation = up to $25,000
Deadlines: Nov. 2, 2016