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Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies to Benefit Local Youth

Thomas Ritsche Youth Grants


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Funding Source
CommunityGiving - Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) - Thomas A. Ritsche for Youth Fund
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Geographic Focus
USA: Minnesota: Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne Counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/31/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, schools, and government entities in eligible counties to benefit local youth. Grant funds may be used for operational support or for programs and projects. Funding is intended to support youth and to reduce crime perpetrated by youth and against youth. Grants must serve the residents of Stearns, Benton, and/or Sherburne Counties.

Favorable Considerations:

  • Priority will be placed on programs that impact crime reduction against youth and by youth
  • Make a sustainable positive impact on youth
  • Build social capital (i.e. connectedness) across generations, cultures, and other diverse segments of the community 


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Organizations:
- 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations
- Schools
- Government entities

Ineligible for Funding:
- Individuals
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Multi-year requests
- Political organizations or political campaigns
- Annual fundraising drives
- Endowments
- Debt retirement or deficit financing
- Projects that have already been completed
- Scholarships or medical research
- Grants for travel or conferences
- Government funding that has been reduced or eliminated

Pre-Application Information
- Online Application Open: April 1st, 2023
- Deadline: May 31 at 11:59 pm
- Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

Organizations may only submit one grant application per year.

Payout of Grants: Upon receipt of electronically signed Grant Agreement.

How to Apply:

Estimated Size of Grant
Funding Amount Range: $5,000-$10,000

Contact Information
Online Grants System:

Community Giving
101 7th Avenue S. #100
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Call: (877) 253-4380

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