Funding Opportunities


What We Fund

Our 2015–2018 strategic plan focuses on community health outcomes — specifically, greater opportunity for everyone in communities to achieve their full health potential, which would lead to greater health equity across Minnesota.

Funding opportunities are listed below.

Early Childhood Care and Education: Health Equity in Action

The Early Childhood Care and Education: Health Equity in Action funding opportunity is intended to make a healthy difference in people’s lives by advancing health equity through projects in early childhood care and education. Specifically, to achieve this goal, we will fund work that will increases access to and quality of early childhood care and education for children 0–5 years old. Successful applicants will focus on creating or contributing to systems change in early childhood care and education settings to decrease inequities.

The Foundation will provide grants of up to $100,000 each per year. Applicants can apply for one- or two-year grants. A total of up to $1M will be available over two years. Applications are due Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 4 p.m. Central Time. See the funding opportunity for more information.

Nonprofit Capacity-Building Grants: Management Improvement Fund

We have partnered with The Saint Paul Foundation to offer capacity-building grants to nonprofits across Minnesota through the Management Improvement Fund. Qualified nonprofits can apply for grants to support projects that strengthen organizations through strategic planning, program evaluation, governance, racial equity, financial planning and more. Only a small percentage of grant dollars in the state are dedicated to capacity building, despite high need and interest from nonprofits. We are pleased to help fill the gap through this partnership. To learn more, click here.



PHOTO: St. Paul Youth Services