Alliss Educational Foundation Grant
An opportunity grant designed to help adult learners begin college or return to college. The grant is not based on family income and is available to all new Minnesota community college students who qualify. Grants are available to start school any term.
Wells Fargo Place
30 7th Street East, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55101-7804
American Legacy Foundation
The Foundation was developed as a result of the tobacco industry. They award grants in North Dakota to reduce tobacco use and youth substance abuse.
1724 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
The Foundation's focus is to strengthen rural Minnesota communities.
100 North Pokegama Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation works with communities and organizations across the state to make a healthy difference in the lives of Minnesotans. They are Minnesota's largest grantmaking foundation whose assets are exclusively dedicated to health improvement. They partner with organizations to foster healthy behaviors and improve access to health care and bring communities together to find solutions to health care problems. They also share knowledge that benefits individual and community health.
3535 Blue Cross Road, Route M459
Eagan, MN 55122
Phone: 651-662-3950 (in twin cities)
The Foundation's primary grantmaking areas are human services, health, education, arts and humanities, and fellowship programs for individuals in leadership, arts, and medicine.
332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-900
St. Paul, MN 55101-1351
Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation
The Foundation funds projects in Cass County, ND and Clay County, MN in the areas of arts and culture, civic projects, education, health, social welfare/human service, youth, and recreation.
502 1st Avenue North, Suite 202
Fargo, ND 58102-4804
The Ford Foundation's main focus areas include asset building and community development, peace and social justice, education, media, arts, and culture.
320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
General Mills Foundation
The Foundation's mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that create sustainable community improvement in the areas of youth nutrition and fitness, social services, education, arts, and culture.
P.O. Box 9452
Minneapolis, MN 55440
The Grotto Foundation's mission is to benefit society by improving the education, economic, physical, and social well-being of citizens, with a special focus on families and culturally diverse groups. The Foundation is further interested in increasing public understanding of American cultural heritage, the cultures of nations, and the individual's responsibility to fellow human beings. The Foundation awards grants in three program areas: 1) Early Childhood Development, 2) Native Languages Initiatives, and 3) American Indian Family Empowerment.
1315 Red Fox Road, Suite 100
Arden Hills, MN 55112
The Jerome Foundation awards grants to support the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists living in Minnesota and New York City.
St. Paul, MN 55101-1928
800-995-3766 (for MN residents)
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Serving Grand Forks County, ND and Polk County, MN. Aims to improve the quality of life in 26 U.S. communities where Knight brothers owned newspapers. Areas of interest: community initiatives, education, arts and culture, and journalism.
Wachovia Financial Center Building
200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Ste 3300
Miami, FL 33131-2349
Land O'Lakes Foundation
Committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Land O'Lakes, Inc., has members, employees, plants, and facilities. Land O'Lakes Foundation proactively helps rural communities prosper and prepare for tomorrow by donating resources that develop and strengthen organizations dedicated to human service, education and youth, civic, and art endeavors.
P.O. Box 64150
St. Paul, MN 55164-0101
March of Dimes - MN and ND Chapters
Programs receiving funding include those which increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of prenatal/perinatal care for women with special emphasis on populations at high risk.
5233 Edina Industrial Boulevard
Edina, MN 55439
NORTH DAKOTA CHAPTER
1330 Page Drive, Suite 102
Fargo, ND 58103
Focuses on improving the lives of children, senior citizens, and other at-risk populations, as well as supporting education and the arts. Primary focus is on the Twin Cities/Metro Area, but will also serve Greater Minnesota.
55 5th Street East, Suite 600
St. Paul, MN 55101-1797
Microsoft Corporate Citizenship
Focuses on improving lifelong learning for disadvantaged young people and adults by providing technology skills through community-based technology and learning centers.
Minnesota Community and The Saint Paul Foundations
Two Foundations - One Mission. Mission is to enhance philanthropy in the state of Minnesota and the region by attracting, developing, managing, and administering funds for charitable purposes. They encourage and sustain the philanthropic spirit that exists within citizens and their communities and serve as a catalyst for community response and action.
55 5th Street East, Suite 600
St. Paul, MN 55101-1797
Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco
Mission: To reduce the harm that tobacco causes the people of Minnesota.
Two Appletree Square
8011 34th Avenue South, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55425
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the nation. Their mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
North Dakota Community Foundation
Their mission is to improve the quality of life for North Dakota's citizens through charitable giving and promoting philanthropy.
309 North Mandan Street, Suite 2
Bismarck, ND 58501
P.O. Box 5155
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5155
Northwest Area Foundation
Committed to helping communities reduce poverty; work with communities in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon providing knowledge, financial resources, products, and services. They no longer accept requests for grants, but are forming partnerships with communities working to develop long-term solutions to poverty.
60 Plato Boulevard East, Suite 400
St. Paul, MN 55107
Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless
Helps support hungry and homeless persons in Minnesota.
121 East 7th Place, Suite 110
St. Paul, MN 55101
Otto Bremer Foundation
Their mission is to promote human rights and create opportunities for economic and social justice; serves Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Montana. Focus areas include: community affairs, education, health, human services, religion, and communities.
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 2250
St. Paul, MN 55101-2107
Dedicated to the development of resources through the enhancement and improvement of public education in the United States.
3 Panasonic Way, 2I-1
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Pew Charitable Trusts
Supports projects to expand health service availability to populations in underserved areas, especially those in rural areas.
One Commerce Square
2005 Market Street, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077
901 E Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004-2008
Helps build strong communities through investing in people and the places where they live and work. The focus is on funding technology training programs, pursuing innovative uses of the Internet in education, and addressing pressing needs in communities.
1801 California Street, 50th Floor
Denver, CO 80202
RBC Dain Rauscher Foundation
To improve the quality of life in communities by supporting nonprofit organizations that make a positive difference.
Dain Rauscher Plaza
60 South 6th Street, P20
Minneapolis, MN 55402-4422
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Grantmaking efforts are concentrated in four areas:
1. To assure that all Americans have access to basic health care at reasonable cost.
2. To improve care and support for people with chronic health conditions.
3. To promote healthy communities and lifestyles.
4. To reduce the personal, social and economic harm caused by substance abuse - tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.
Route 1 and College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08543-2316
Ruth Mott Foundation
Supports projects that promote life-long healthy attitudes and practices.
111 East Court Street, Suite 3C
Flint, MI 48502-1649
The Coca-Cola Foundation
Their mission is to improve the quality of life in communities and enhance individual opportunity through education; fund nationally.
P.O. Box 1734
Atlanta, GA 30301
The Kresge Foundation
Seeks to strengthen the capacity of charitable organizations to provide effective, quality programs. The geographic scope is national and, on occasion, international.
3215 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084
The McKnight Foundation
Concentrates on creating or maintaining a vital, attractive community in which children and families can thrive. Their focus is on Minnesota communities, but may support a project serving Fargo-Moorhead or Cass and Clay counties. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for present and future generations and to seek paths to a more humane and secure world.
710 2nd Street South, Ste 400
Minneapolis, MN 55401
The Hearst Foundations
Supports programs aiding poverty-level and minority groups, as well as initiatives focusing on health delivery, medical research, and promotion of wellness and disease prevention for underserved populations in rural or other parts of the United States.
Organizations WEST of the Mississippi River should contact:
90 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1212
San Francisco, CA 94105
Organizations EAST of the Mississippi River should contact:
300 West 57th Street, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10019
UNITED WAY - MINNESOTA
United Way of Becker County
803 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 202
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
United Way of Bemidji Area
201 3rd Street, 2nd Floor
Bemidji, MN 56619-0027
United Way of Douglas and Polk Counties
2504 Aga Drive
Alexandria, MN 56308
United Way of Otter Tail County
120 East Washington Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
United Way of Thief River Falls Area
1420 Greenwood Street East
Thief River Falls, MN 56701-4200
UNITED WAY - NORTH DAKOTA
Missouri Slope Areawide United Way
1223 12th Street South, Suite 2
Bismarck, ND 58202
Souris Valley United Way
15 2nd Avenue Southwest, Suite 102
Minot, ND 58701
United Way of Barnes County
PO Box 29
Valley City, ND 58072-0029
United Way of Cass-Clay
219 7th St S
Fargo, ND 58103
United Way of Devils Lake
524 4th Avenue North
Devils Lake, ND 58301-2490
United Way of Dickinson
240 2nd Street West
Dickinson, ND 58602
United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, and Area
1407 24th Avenue South, Suite 400
Grand Forks, ND 58201
United Way of Jamestown
309 19th Avenue Northeast
Jamestown, ND 58401-3852
United Way of Richland-Wilkin Counties
802 Dakota Avenue
Wahpeton, ND 58075
U.S. Bankcorp Foundation
Seeks to build strong partnerships and lasting value in communities by supporting organizations that improve the educational and economic opportunities of low- and moderate-income individuals and families and enhance the cultural and artistic life of the communities in which we live and work.
Central Region including Brainerd, St. Cloud, and Willmar:
1015 West St. Germain Street
St. Cloud, MN 56301
NE Region including Duluth and Iron Range:
130 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
800 Nicollet Mall, 21st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402
For arts and culture, education, and United Way grants:
505 2nd Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58102
For economic opportunity grants:
2990 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, MN 55113
U.S. Department of Education
Contains information about applying for a Department of Education grant or contract and how to manage a grant.
400 Maryland Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20202
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Contains information about applying for a Health and Human Services grant or contract and how to manage a grant.
200 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20201
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Their mission is to help provide a decent, safe, and sanitary home and suitable living environment for every American by creating opportunities for home ownership, providing housing assistance for low-income persons, working to create, rehabilitate and maintain the nation's affordable housing, enforcing the nation's fair housing laws, helping the homeless, spurring economic growth in distressed neighborhoods, and helping local communities meet their development needs.
451 7th Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20410
U.S. Department of Justice
Offers funding opportunities to conduct research, support law enforcement activities in state and local jurisdictions, provide training and technical assistance, and implement programs that improve the criminal justice system.
950 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Vikings Children's Fund (Minnesota Vikings)
The Vikings Children's Fund is a means for Vikings players, coaches, staff, and their families to focus their community support. The mission is to combine their time and resources, through events and appearances, with that of the corporate community and fans in an effort to support the many needs of children in the Upper Midwest.
Minnesota Vikings Football Club
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.
One Michigan Avenue East
Battle Creek, MI 49017-4012
West Central Initiative
A public foundation bringing people and resources together to maintain and enhance the viability of west central Minnesota.
1000 Western Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
800-735-2239 (for MN residents)
Xcel Energy Foundation
Offers a variety of programs and services designed to serve communities and support employee gifts of time and money to nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions.