Grantseekers should first review the grant guidelines below to determine if their approach and funding needs are consistent with the Foundation’s interests, which are focused on advancing social equity in St. Cloud, MN, mitigating global warming in Minnesota, and addressing end of life issues in central Minnesota.

Please note that each of these three themes has its own application process and timetable.  

  • Social Equity – Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for the 2024 Winter/Spring grant cycle are due by January 12, 2024. You can submit an LOI using our grant application portal. Please click here to see what information is required to complete a Social Equity LOI, and here to see what information was required to complete a full application in 2023, noting that this form may change slightly.  You can view the timeline for future grant cycles and read the Social Equity specific grant guidelines below
  • Global Warming – by invitation only. Please click here to see what information is required to complete a Global Warming Grant Application. You can read the Global Warming specific grant guidelines below.
  • End of Life – by invitation only. You can read the End of Life specific grant guidelines below.

If you are interested in learning more after reviewing the grant guidelines that follow or want to discuss a possible request, please contact the Program Officer for your area of interest: Jama Mohamed for Social Equity, Anna Henderson for Global Warming, or Mary Madill for End of Life. You can also contact the Foundation office.