Central Minnesota Community Foundation

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The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) channels 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.


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Bernick's Beverages and Vending Fund Grants

Online Application Open: July 1st, 2018
Deadline: September 1 at 11:59pm - Decision: See "Application Process" Section

The Bernick family started the Bernick Family Foundation to honor the legacy of its company founders by continuing the tradition of supporting organizations consistent with the family's core values, while providing leadership in responding to emerging community needs.

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Central Minnesota "Difference Maker" Grants

Online Application Open: May 1st, 2018
Deadline: June 30 at 11:59pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) seeks to make significant grants that will be the “Difference Maker” in bringing about a lasting, positive change Central Minnesota. CMCF is looking to build partnerships during the grant period and hopes that this partnership will advance the project or initiatives.

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Central Minnesota Arts Grant

Online Application Open: May 1st, 2018
Deadline: June 30 at 11:59pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

The purpose of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation Arts Fund is to support small to medium sizes arts organizations in Central Minnesota and arts activities conducted by other organizations. The goal is to make the arts more accessible to area residents.

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Central Minnesota Women's Fund

Online Application Open: August 1st, 2018
Deadline: September 30 at 11:59pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

In 2002 the Women’s Fund was established as a component fund of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation to benefit women and/or girls within a 30 mile radius of St. Cloud. The Women's Fund seeks to leverage the efforts and dollars from local nonprofits to provide resources that will make a difference to single individuals or systems.

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Eckblad Williams Community Fund Grant - Fall

Online Application Open: September 1st, 2018
Deadline: October 15

The Eckblad Williams Community Fund (EWCF) accepts funding applications for projects that enrich options for students in ISD 742 orchestra programs, without supplanting existing funds. Projects that provide learning opportunities for those who might not otherwise have them are strongly encouraged. The following projects may be considered for grant proposals but we encourage teachers and groups to consider other ideas.

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Eckblad Williams Community Fund Grant - Spring

Online Application Open: March 1st, 2019
Deadline: April 15, 2019

The Eckblad Williams Community Fund (EWCF) accepts funding applications for projects that enrich options for students in ISD 742 orchestra programs, without supplanting existing funds. Projects that provide learning opportunities for those who might not otherwise have them are strongly encouraged. The following projects may be considered for grant proposals but we encourage teachers and groups to consider other ideas.

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Julianne Williams Fund Grants

Online Application Open: August 1st, 2018
Deadline: September 30 at 11:59pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

The Julianne Williams Fund is a component fund of the Women’s Fund to benefit girls and young women in the St. Cloud metro within a 30 mile radius of St. Cloud. The purpose of the Julianne Williams Fund is to promote building of self-esteem, safety, confidence and overall empowerment of girls and young women through the use of physical activities, especially outdoor activities and is committed to supporting youth activities that enhance mutual respect between girls and boys.

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Paynesville Area Community Foundation Grant

Online Application Open: February 1st, 2018
Deadline: April 1 at 11:59pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

The Paynesville Area Community Foundation seeks to make grants that will help build our community in bringing about a lasting, positive change in the Paynesville area. PACF is looking to provide leadership and financial support that builds a community partnership in order to advance the project or initiatives.

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ROCORI Area Community Builder Grant

Online Application Open: March 2nd, 2018
Deadline: May 1 at 11:59pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

The ROCORI Area Community Foundation (RACF) seeks to make grants that will build our community by bringing about lasting, positive change in the ROCORI area. The RACF is looking to provide leadership and financial support that builds a community partnership in order to advance the project or initiatives.

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Rural Poverty Fund Grants

Online Application Open: April 1st, 2018
Deadline: June 30 at 11:59pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

In even years (2018, 2020, 2022…) the Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the Initiative Foundation are jointly offering the Rural Poverty Fund grants for planning and implementation of projects or programs that address rural poverty. Grant funds may: Establish or supplement existing emergency and transitional activities which directly address specific and immediate needs that rural people have due to poverty or be used to assess community needs and assets, develop action plans, or provide for project implementation in rural areas. Grants must relate to a variety of identified programs or agency needs.

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