Other Funding Sources

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits 2019 Grants Directory is here
The 2019 Minnesota Grants Directory is designed to help grantseekers by providing an overview of the state's most active foundations and giving programs. The directory includes basic information on over 100 community foundations, corporate giving programs, and private foundations.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

Folk and Traditional Arts Funding
May 17
- Deadline: Minnesota State Arts Board Applications for FY 2020 Folk and Traditional Arts grant program are now being accepted. The Folk and Traditional Arts grant program is designed to enrich Minnesota communities through folk and traditional art forms being passed on, documented, practiced, and shared. Proposed projects must take place between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. Learn more »

Fundraising for the Long Haul
April 25 
- Minneapolis: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits - How do we create a development strategy for these times? In this workshop, an internationally recognized expert, Kim Klein, will help you focus on what works - personal solicitation; setting goals; and engaging board, staff, and volunteers in fundraising. Cost: $120 members/$170 nonmembers. Register/Learn More »

Charlton Oral History Research Grant
April 26
- Deadline: Baylor University Institute for Oral History - Individual scholars with training and experience in oral history research who are conducting oral history interviews are invited to apply for support of up to $3,000 for summer 2019 and the 2019-2020 academic year. With this grant, the Institute seeks to partner with one scholar in any discipline who is using oral history to address new questions and offer fresh perspectives on a subject area in which the research method has not yet been extensively applied. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research on local, national, or international subjects is welcome. Learn More »

E-Learning Scholarships Available
The Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and Northwest Minnesota Foundations have made scholarships available for nonprofit organizations in the foundations' respective funding areas to access Minnesota Council of Nonprofits e-Learning opportunities at significantly reduced costs. Check Service Area of Eligibility before applying.

Apply for National Fund for Sacred Places
May 1 
- Deadline: Sacred places have played a critical role in shaping the character of our communities—receive grant funding to keep these historic places an important part of our national cultural heritage. The National Fund for Sacred Places provides training, planning grants, and capital grants from $50,000 to $250,000 for congregations of all faiths. Learn More »

Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples
Deadlines: June 7, and October 11, 2019.
The Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples is dedicated to promoting Indigenous peoples’ self-determination and the sovereignty of Native nations. The Fund supports projects that focus on community organizing, issue advocacy, cultural revitalization, strengthening Indigenous knowledge systems and practices, and Native leadership development. The following grant programs will be offered in 2019: Thriving Women Program and Land Defenders and Water Protectors Program. Grants will range from $250 to $50,000.  Learn more »

Iron Range Resources - Grants
The Culture and Tourism grant program support initiatives that are unique to the region and that strategically utilize local resources to stimulate tourism, enrich communities and generate economic impact through artistic, heritage-related, or recreational activities.

Marketing Grants for 2019
This Explore Minnesota grant is offered to Minnesota non-profit organizations formed for the primary purpose of tourism promotion and to scenic byway groups incorporated as non-profit organizations. Grants are to be used for marketing and promotional projects or to conduct research to help in these endeavors.

Grants for Scandinavian Folk Arts and Cultural Traditions
American-Scandinavian Foundation offers a program to support Scandinavian folk arts and cultural traditions in the Upper Midwest.

Community Impact Grants Program
The Home Depot Foundation is offering grants of up to $5,000 in its Community Impact Grants Program.

Research Grants at Presidential Libraries
Several private foundations associated with Presidential Libraries provide grants-in-aid to assist researchers studying Presidential Library holdings.

Wells Fargo Foundation
The Wells Fargo Foundation of Minnesota has a variety of grant opportunities to cultural organizations within the seven-county Twin Cities metro area.

Arts Grants
Minnesota State Arts Board offers several grants for arts programs and artists.

NEH PAG Grants Available
The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Preservation and Access has offered Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions to help small and mid-sized historical societies, among other repositories. Awards up to $6,000. For more information, contact via email or 202-606-8570.

Professional Awards
National Council on Public History offers several awards recognizing excellence in the many ways public historians apply their skills.

MAP-21 Information
Federal Highway Administration has provided general guidance for implementing and administering the Federal Lands Access Program (Access Program) of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

Source for Grant Information
Check out Fundsnet Services, a free directory with information on grants and fundraising.

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Grants
View available Institute of Museum and Library Services grants.

Arts Funding
Willmar Area Community Foundation has funding opportunities for organizations serving Willmar and the Kandiyohi County area. Fund for the Arts program supports small and medium-sized community organizations leading arts activities conducted by community organizations.

Grants and Scholarships
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) offers grants and scholarships in several categories.

Local Government Grants
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announces two economic development grants: Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program and Innovative Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program.

Archives.com Grants
Grants offered from Archives.com to individuals or organizations contributing to the promotion and advancement of family history research and historic preservation. Grant recipient chosen each month. Apply online.

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Grants
Rural and Community Arts Grants available through Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. Other grants also available to organizations in the Arrowhead region: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis counties. See the ARAC website for more information and deadlines.

Wells Fargo grants
Wells Fargo Foundation grants guidelines available online.

Grant Resources

Find guidelines, training information, and application information online.

Grant Deadlines for Other Sources
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits upcoming grant deadlines for a variety of foundations.

Minnesota state grant website
Minnesota state grant website is the first stop for organizations interested in learning about grant opportunities at 23 state agencies.

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Application Deadlines
Deadlines for grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Show Me the Money is an online guide to federal grant programs for historic properties.

Google Ad Grants
Designed for non-profit organizations, the Google Ad Grants AdWords program awards advertising on the Google.com site. Google Grant recipients use their award of free AdWords advertising on Google.com to raise awareness and increase traffic. Each organization awarded a grant receives at least three months of in-kind advertising. Deadline: Ongoing.