The Minneapolis Foundation’s competitive grant round is now open. Please click on the specific impact area below to download a Word version of the LOI. The Word version can be used to formulate the content now, which can then be transferred to the online LOI (note that these Word documents have been revised slightly since they were made available in June). Please also review the remaining information on this page to ensure you understand the process prior to applying. Click here to start the LOI process. If you are not yet registered as a grants administator or grantee organization, click here to register.
Civic Engagement Economic Vitality Education – Early Childhood Education Education – Great Schools Education – Policy & Advocacy Education – Talent & Leadership
The application process for all competitive grants begins with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI).
You can access the online LOI here.
Before beginning an LOI, all organizations should carefully review the Foundation’s Strategic Framework and Grant Guidelines in order to understand our equity framework and focus areas.
After reviewing these documents, if you feel that your organization’s work aligns with the goals of the Foundation, follow the steps below to complete the online LOI. The LOI must be submitted using our online form. No other format will be accepted.
Instructions for completing the online LOI follow.
Note: the Foundation strongly recommends organizations download the LOI as
a Word document first and use it to preview questions and prepare answers
that meet character limitations before accessing the online version for
will be notified whether or not they are invited to submit a full
application within two weeks of the LOI deadline.
If you have questions that are not addressed in this document,
the Foundation’s Strategic Framework or our Grant Guidelines, contact
the Director of Impact Strategy associated with your focus area.
Civic Engagement - Catherine Gray at email@example.com or (612) 672-3876
Economic Vitality - Jo-Anne Stately at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 672-3831
Education - Max Korn at email@example.com or (612) 672-3866
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Letter of Inquiry submission dates: July 14 through August 8, 2014
Full proposal invitations: August 26, 2014
Full proposal submission dates: August 26 through September 22, 2014
Award notification: December 17, 2014