About Community Grants

The Minneapolis Foundation awards community grants annually through a competitive process. On occasion, we offer special funding opportunities such as issue-specific Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

Our community grants provide two types of support:

  • General Operating Support: These grants support the core operations of nonprofit organizations with missions and activities that are highly aligned with the key drivers and results in our focus areas.
  • Project Support:  These grants support specific projects or programs that are highly aligned with the key drivers and results in our focus areas. These include programs that meet community needs, as well as activities that will enhance the nonprofit’s ability to achieve its mission, increase the scale of its operations, and deliver services more effectively.

Our main competitive grant cycle for 2018 has ended. Please check this page regularly for updates on our main annual grant round.

Here’s how the application process works:

First-time applicants must register here.

Learn More

To learn more about our community grants, our funding priorities and opportunities, contact a member of our Community Impact team.