Foundation / Corporation
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF)
Grants of up to $10,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, governmental units, and public institutions in eligible regions for community enhancement projects. Funding is intended for new projects that will have a positive impact on the local economy, culture, education, and/or social aspects of the town. Eligible projects must take place in communities located in Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation's 20-county region with populations of 10,000 or less.
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) works collaboratively to help create vibrant communities, innovative and successful economies and engaged and valued citizens. A key component to creating a vibrant region is to ensure all its communities are strong and successful.
The Small Town Grant Program seeks to invest in collaborative initiatives which improve the way your community works together and solves challenges. SMIF seeks proposals which lead to more innovative, efficient processes, increased successes, and improved communication, impacting the culture, education, economy and/or social aspects of your town.
GrantWatch ID#: 186570
Up to $10,000
Projects must be completed over a 12-month timeframe and all grants funds must be expended within the 12-month timeframe.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Portal: https://goapply.azurewebsites.net/SMIF
If you need assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions, contact Jennifer Heien, Grants Coordinator
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
525 Florence Ave
PO Box 695 Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone (507) 455-3215
SMIF Region: https://smifoundation.org/about-us/our-region/
USA: Minnesota: Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, and Winona Counties
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