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Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits, School Districts, and K-12 Schools
in Eligible Locations to Advance Racial Equity in Education

Reimagine Education Grant

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Minneapolis Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/28/22 1:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $75,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, school districts, and schools in eligible locations to address racial disparities and inequities in local K-12 schools. The goal of the program is to move towards a more equitable education system. Priority will be given to applicants serving Minneapolis, but organizations in the inner–ring suburbs such as Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Robbinsdale, and St. Louis Park will be considered for funding.

The Minneapolis Foundation will award funding to qualified applicants for work that advances equity in local K-12 schools. The Foundation’s education guidelines prioritize efforts to: 

  • Elevate student and community voice and power to build bridges between schools, families and communities and improve school climates and academic outcomes. 
  • Provide opportunities for educators to build their understanding of race and equity and implement strategies that create culturally responsive and inclusive schools. 
  • Advocate for policies at the school, local and state level to address systemic barriers to racial equity in Minnesota’s education system.

The Foundation's new education grant guidelines represent a shift in their education strategy to a community centric focus on ensuring the wisdom and experiences of students, parents, principals, administrators, teachers, and community members guide efforts to disrupt inequities in the K-12 education system. 

Examples of funded types of work:

  • Student leadership and power building
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse educators with equity-focused mindsets
  • Parent/family/community organizing
  • Principal and teacher leadership and collaboration
  • Developing Equity and climate frameworks
  • Local or state policy advocacy

The Foundation is also open to other ideas that help create equitable outcomes for children and youth from local Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193344

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,400,000

Number of Grants:

25 to 30

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards will range from $10,000 to $75,000 with an average grant size between $25,000 and $40,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is September 1, 2022, to June 15, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding will be awarded to schools/school districts and 501(c)(3) nonprofits that organize students, parents, and community members, engage in education policy advocacy to advance equity and eliminate disparities, and help educators collaborate to build their understanding of race, equity, culture, and create positive school climates.

Current and past grantees may apply as long as the organization is up to date with any reporting requirements due to the Minneapolis Foundation.

The Foundation will prioritize proposals that impact Minneapolis; however, the Foundation will consider organizations in the inner-ring suburbs (Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, etc.).

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- The Foundation will begin accepting applications at 1 p.m. on May 24, 2022.
- All applications must be submitted online by the deadline of 4 P.M. on June 28, 2022.
- All applicants will be notified of funding decisions by August 14, 2022.
- The grant period is September 1, 2022, to June 15, 2023.

If you are applying for a grant from the Minneapolis Foundation for the first time, you will first need to set up an account in the online portal, GranteeView. Set up an account at https://tmf.iphiview.com/tmf/LogIn/BecomeaRegisteredGranteeOrganization/tabid/388/Default.aspx.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Log in to the online portal at: https://tmf.iphiview.com/tmf/ApplicationPortal/2022ReimagineEducationGrantRound/tabid/790/Default.aspx

For questions, please email Patrice Relerford at prelerford@mplsfoundation.org.

Please email Patrice Relerford at prelerford@mplsfoundation.org if you have questions about the content of your proposal or the timeline for this RFP.

If you have technical questions about this process, please contact the Grants Administration team at grantsupport@mplsfoundation.org or 612-672-8665.

Minneapolis Foundation
800 IDS Center
80 S 8th Street
Minneapolis, Mn 55402
(612) 672-3878

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