Current Funding Opportunities

Request for Proposal | Smith-McCarthy Funds

Smith-McCarthy Funds for the Blind and Visually Impaired $39,670 Available to Grant
Deadline: Thursday, July 13, 2017 At 4:30 P.M.

The Gladys M. Smith and Jane McCarthy Funds of The Minneapolis Foundation will be awarding grants up to $5,000 to organizations serving Minnesotans who are blind or visually impaired. The funds will support programs that teach independent living skills or that provide for other educational and recreational opportunities.

Eligible Organizations

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving the blind and visually impaired
  • Public institutions that work with the blind and visually impaired
  • Applicants must be based in Minnesota and serve Minnesota residents

We Do Not Fund

  • Requests for religious purposes
  • Capital requests
  • Re-granting/loans

How To Apply

Please complete the online application (look for “How to respond to an RFP”) and then upload your organizational and project budgets as attachments. If you are unable to complete an online application, contact The Minneapolis Foundation for further directions.

In the description of how project success will be evaluated and measured, please include specific quantifiable measures of success.

If you are a previous grant recipient, you must submit all required reports by their deadline to be eligible for future funding. Previous approval or denial is not a decision-making factor for consideration of support.

For More Information

Andrea Porter
Grants Administrator