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Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund

Advancing climate justice locally
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This fund supports local action on climate change in diverse Minneapolis communities.


Offering grants for place-based, community-driven initiatives, projects, and organizations, this fund strives for a demonstrable reduction in local greenhouse gas emissions. How it works:

Align Goals

This fund aligns with the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan, and furthers the goals of the Minneapolis Strategic Racial Equity Plan.

Local Partnerships

This fund is a partnership between the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation to drive hyper-local work.

Meaningful Change

Grantees engage local residents and organizations to increase their sense of ownership of climate solutions and strengthen social connections among individuals and networks.

Steps to apply

Step One

First, read through all of the grant requirements to see if you qualify. Eligible applicants are nonprofts 501 (c)(3), schools, churches, neighborhood organizations, business associations, or charitable/grassroots organizations with a fiscal agent.

Step Two

Confirm your organization or project is working at the intersection of climate action and racial equity. Review the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan and the City of Minneapolis’s Strategic Racial Equity Action Plan for more details.

Step Three

Apply through the Minneapolis Foundation’s GranteeView system. For questions, please contact Jo-Anne Stately at

The Latest


2022 Climate Action Grants

This fund offers grants for initiatives and projects that contribute to a reduction in local greenhouse gas emissions and increase the livability and resiliency of local communities.

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$300,000 in Grants Awarded for Hyper-Local Climate Action

The Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund announced grants to 10 local organizations that are doing innovative work to take action on climate change.

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Over the past year, our generous community has come together to learn more about the climate crisis through a series of events and learning opportunities at the Minneapolis Foundation.

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