The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation supports specific community initiatives through a variety of grants.
We are excited to announce that the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation is now channeling all grants through an online grant system. This will make it easier to receive and evaluate online applications, record decisions, and measure the outcomes using this online grants system. To apply, select the "Learn More" link associated with the grant round you are interested in. No paper applications will be accepted. All grant applications must be submitted online by midnight on the deadline. Below is a list of our grant rounds:
Bernick Family Foundation Grants
Deadline: September 1st of each year
Supports youth and education or health and fitness projects in the regions in which Bernick’s operates. Grants may be for capital projects, strategic investments in operations and new or expanded programs. Learn More...
Brainerd General Grants
Deadline: August 1st of each year
The Brainerd Area Community Foundation focuses on its grantmaking efforts on Youth, Community Progress, Human Services, Assistance to Nonprofits and Building Social Capital. Learn More...
Rural Poverty Fund Grants
Deadline: Next Grant Round is 2014
The Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the Initiative Foundation offer grants for planning and implementing projects or programs that address poverty. This may include establishing or assisting emergency and transitional activities or assessing community needs. Learn More...