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Minnesota Based



Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation Partners Open Second 2022 Funding Cycle

Applications accepted August 8 through 29, 2022

The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and partners Mardag Foundation and F.R. Bigelow Foundation are preparing to accept applications for their second round of 2022 grantmaking. Their new GranteeView application portal will open August 8th and close for proposals on August 29th. Four Q&A Sessions will be hosted on dates between July 26 and August 4 – check here for registration information. 

The Mardag Foundation makes grants statewide to Minnesota nonprofits and public entities to remove barriers and create opportunities for low income or traditionally marginalized children, youth, and families; older adults with barriers to living independently; and to build the capacity of organizations supporting the arts and humanities. One-year General Operating grants, multi-year Capital Project grants, and various Program grants are available for organizations primarily serving east metro and Greater MN communities. Full application information available here.

F.R. Bigelow Foundation makes grants to East Metro nonprofit organizations and public entities seeking to achieve racially and economically equitable outcomes in the areas of arts & culture; economic and community development; education & youth development; and health, housing, and human services. Grants will be made for General Operating, Programs, and limited Capital support. Full application information available here.

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Building More Philanthropy with Purpose – $2500 Micro Grants

Deadline: July 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Building More Philanthropy with Purpose (BMPP) is accepting applications for $2,500 micro grants for social justice-focused projects led by and/or serving Asian/Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders, and the AMEMSA (Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian) communities in the Upper Midwest region inclusive of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa. Proposals must be for new projects or detail why expansion of an existing project should be considered. Full application information and online portal link here.


Social Venture Partners Minnesota

Deadline: August 12, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Social Venture Partners Minnesota is now accepting proposals for its 2022 grant cycle, with a priority on awards to BIPOC-led organizations that serve the social, developmental, and/or educational needs of under-resourced youth (aged 12-24) living in traditionally marginalized communities. Eligible organizations must have a full-time executive director, a board of directors, and serve youth in the seven-country metro area. Full application information available here.



Medica Foundation – Rural Health Funding Area

Deadline: August 31, 2022

Medica Foundation is accepting proposals for the Rural Health funding area until August 31, 2022. The Rural Health funding area aims to support community-led solutions that address health concerns of nonprofits in rural communities. This allows the Medica Foundation to support specific health needs of organizations, and also support social determinants impacting health.

Funding is available to organizations and tribal nations outside of the seven-county metro area in Minnesota, as well as North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Wisconsin. Grants will be awarded in amounts between $5,000 and $10,000. For more information, please click here.


Lillian Wright and C. Emil Berglund Foundation – Fall 2022 Grant Cycle

Deadline: September 15, 2022

The Lillian Wright and C. Emil Berglund Foundation of St. Paul is accepting grant proposals until September 15, 2022. Funding focus is programming for children and youth, related to education (with special emphasis on literacy), culture, recreation, and the environment. Grants are restricted to St. Paul and Ramsey County, with occasional awards made to applicants in Washington and Dakota Counties. General Operating requests are not accepted.

Please direct questions to Kathy Erickson of Bremer Wealth at The Minnesota Common Grant Application Form is required.



Government Funding Opportunities

Minnesota Department of Health: 2022 HIV Prevention Programs

Deadline: Notice of Intent to Apply – July 29, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. (encouraged but not required)
Deadline: Complete Proposals – August 29, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has announced the release of the 2022 RFP for HIV Prevention Programs to be funded from 2023 through 2028 (possible extension of 2 additional years). Fundable programming includes HIV Testing/Counseling/Referral, Early Intervention Services (EIS), Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Services, and Syringe Services Programs (SSP). There is also one HIV Prevention Capacity Building Assistance (HPCBA) track under which one eligible applicant for EIS programming and one eligible application for harm reduction programming (PrEP, SSP, other) will receive additional capacity building assistance from MDH

Estimated total amount for these three-year awards is $3,495,100. Eligible applicants include community-based organizations, community health centers, federally qualified health centers, tribal governments, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, county governments and community health boards, and any other public or private nonprofit.

Questions/inquiries regarding the RFP and/or application process will be accepted in writing to until Wednesday, August 17 at 4:30 p.m. An RFP Info Webinar will be recorded and made available throughout the application period on the MDH website. For full RFP, application information, and FAQ responses, please click here.

Minnesota Department of Human Services – Primary Prevention in BIPOC Communities

Deadline: August 31, 2022 by 4 p.m.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (MDHS): Behavioral Health Unit is seeking proposals to develop and implement substance abuse disorder (SUD) primary programming to reduce youth alcohol, nicotine, and other drug use in Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities.

Approximately $4,700,000 is being made available from the State for this initiative, with the intention of awarding up to seven (7) grants for a three-year contract starting 11/1/22 and ending 9/30/25. This opportunity has been made available by SAMHSA as part of a one-time supplement to the Substance Abuse Block Grant with funding from the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act (ACC) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tribal nations, and local units of government; applicants currently receiving ACC or ARPA funding are not eligible.

This grant will require extensive cooperation between awardees and the State, as well as focused efforts to strengthen and expand existing or newly formed Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) community prevention coalitions with specific membership and meeting criteria. A Responders Conference is scheduled for Tuesday 8/9/22 at 12 p.m. All questions related to this RFP must be submitted in writing by Friday 8/12/22 by 4 p.m. For full RFP and application information, click here.