2021 Climate Action and Racial Equity Grants
We are pleased to announce that the Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund will soon begin accepting applications for its next round of grants.
This fund, a partnership between the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation, offers grants for place-based, community-driven initiatives and projects that result in a demonstrable reduction in local greenhouse gas emissions. Proposals should align with the goals of the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan and the Minneapolis Strategic Racial Equity Plan.
Priority will be given to projects that:
- are led by and serve Black or Indigenous communities, people of color, and/or immigrants.
- serve residents with designated Green Zones in the City of Minneapolis.
The fund has $250,000 available for grants in 2021. Before starting your application, be sure to review the complete grant guidelines for this funding opportunity.
This funding opportunity is open to 501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools, churches, neighborhood organizations, business associations, and charitable/grassroots organizations with a fiscal agent. If you are an individual or business in need of a fiscal agent or sponsor, please contact Erin Heelan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-310-3715. This fund supports projects within the City of Minneapolis.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via the Minneapolis Foundation’s online portal. Once the application portal opens on September 20, we encourage you to log in to ensure that you have access and that your organization’s contact information is current. We also recommend that you download this preview document, which will help you prepare to apply online.
- Application Portal Opens: September 20, 2021
- Application Deadline: October 22, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
- Award Notification: November 30, 2021
For more information about this funding opportunity, please contact:
Jo-Anne Stately, Director of Impact Strategy for Economic Vitality, at email@example.com or 612-672-3831.
Erin Jerabek Heelan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-310-3715.
If you need technical support with our online application portal, please contact our Grant Administration team at email@example.com or 612-672-8665.