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Upcoming Grant Deadlines
Minnesota State Arts Board will offer a free information session via conference call/webinar about FY 2015 Operating Support grant opportunities, Thursday January 9, 2014, 10 a.m.
Battlefield Preservation Grants
Proposals are now being accepted for the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) Battlefield Planning Grants. Application and guidelines available online. Deadline: January 16, 2014.
Operating Support Grants
Minnesota State Arts Board announces that their FY 2015 Operating Support grant applications are now available. Deadline for eligible arts organizations: Friday January 24, 2014, before 4:30 p.m. Contact Bonnie Schock, 651-215-1612 or 800-866-2787, for more information.
Minnesota Historical Society announces a new Legacy Research Fellowship, funded by the Legacy Amendment's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. The fellowship is open to any post-college Minnesota scholar. Call for applicants deadline: Monday February 3, 2014. For more information, contact the Legacy Research Fellows Program.
Conservation Assessment Program
Applications for the 2014 CAP are now available. Deadline: Friday February 14, 2014.
For each dollar your nonprofit spends on web design, programming, or other media-related work, Elevation will match that dollar with a dollar of their own. Funds allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply online.
State Arts Board Grant Changes
Minnesota State Arts Board posted some changes to their Fiscal Year 2014 Artist Initiative and Operating Support grant programs.
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.
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.
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 Deadlines for Other Sources
Minnesota Council on Foundations lists upcoming grant deadlines for a variety of foundations.
Find guidelines, training information, and application information online.
Free Corporate Grants Research Portal
Visitors to the NonProfit Times can search by business name or by recipient cause or location. Results include donor, recipient, donation amount range, year of donation and recipient city and state.
Designed for non-profit organizations, the GoogleGrants AdWords program awards advertising on the Google.com site. GoogleGrant 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.
Grants and Loans Book
American Grants and Loans Book is now available from Canada Books. This publication contains more than 1800 financial programs, subsidies, scholarships, grants and loans offered by the US federal government.
Minnesota state grant website
This website is a first stop for organizations interested in learning about grant opportunities at 23 state agencies.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINES
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Show Me the Money is an online guide to federal grant programs for historic properties.
Preparing for recession
Read 10 practical tips on "How to Prepare Your Nonprofit for an Economic Recession."
Museum survival guide
American Association of Museums offers Finding Calm in Crisis: A Museum Survival Guide.
Money for mission
Fieldstone Alliance authored Stewardship Helps Get More Mission for the Money.
Finding new revenue sources
Fieldstone Alliance offers timely advice on Short and Long-Term Approaches to Finding New Revenue Sources.
Four Steps for Success
Minnesota Council on Foundations provides timely advice for Nonprofit Survival: Four Steps to Take Now.
Nonprofit economic resources
Minnesota Council on Foundations posted a page on The Economy and Philanthropy to guide both grantseekers and grantmakers.
Free Webinar on Finding Funding
Foundation Center offers a free webinar for new nonprofit organizations on "First Fundraising Strategies for Startup Organizations" including handouts.
Philanthropy trend in Minnesota
Giving Forum reports on a growing 2009 trend to support education, which is at the core of missions for historical organizations.