We’re helping ServeMinnesota expand its Reading Corps Promise Model program, supporting principals and teachers as they work to ensure that all students succeed.

Learn more about our education grants

We’re helping Newgate Education and Research Center provide automotive technical training to low-income residents, people of color, and other underserved adults in Minneapolis.

Learn more about our economic vitality grants

We’re helping Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment advocate for legislative changes and organize events like a caucus training to engage more Muslim women in public decision-making.

Learn more about our civic engagement grants

Competitive Grants to Advance Equity

The Minneapolis Foundation is privileged to steward and invest gifts that have been entrusted to us throughout the past century. Our competitive grants program is strategic and responsive to the ever-changing needs of our community. We strive to increase social, racial, and economic equity with a goal of creating OneMinneapolis. The Foundation supports high-performing nonprofit organizations that primarily serve Minneapolis residents, and we look for innovative projects with systems-changing potential.

For information about our next competitive grant round, please visit our How to Apply page.

Please visit our Current RFPs page to find out if we are offering any special funding opportunities at this time.

We seek to support organizations capable of achieving significant impact in our community, as measured by the OneMinneapolis indicators outlined in our Strategic Framework. Accordingly, we invest the majority of competitive grant resources in proven or promising organizations and initiatives that seek to deepen their impact or bring their work to scale and are significantly aligned with our vision in these three focus areas:

Grantee Resources

We focus our competitive grantmaking on promoting social, economic, and racial equity. We believe in realizing our community’s full potential, rather than simply resolving problems. Funding is targeted to programs and activities that achieve a very select set of outcomes that bring us closer to this vision.

Community Impact: Challenges and Strategies