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Grant Opportunities

The following grant opportunities have fast approaching deadlines. Please apply soon.

Rural Initiative Grants

Funder: Laura Jane Musser Rund

Purpose: This program seeks to support and encourage rural communities in creating collaborative and participatory efforts that strengthen their towns and regions. The 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.

Eligibility: Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or local units of government in Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, New York or Wyoming.

Amount: up to $25,500

Deadline: Nov. 2, 2017

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Health Care Grants

Funder: COPIC Medical Foundation

Purpose: The Foundation provides grants to programs and organizations that improve health care outcomes, patient safety and quality of care. It's our ongoing commitment to support the ideas and people that are making a difference in enhancing medicine, lives and communities. To be eligible for grant funding, programs and initiatives must focus on improving patient safety, quality of care, reducing medical errors, and improving disease management and transitions in care. Activities must meet the following guidelines: the education and training of health care professionals; development, implementation, or changes in health care-related systems, tools, and processes that improve outcomes; and pilot programs designed to improve medicine.

Eligibility: Organizations seeking funding must qualify as exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Activities must have a primary impact in Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa or Oklahoma.

Amount: varies

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2017

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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

Deadline: open

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