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WCA Foundation Grant

Grants to Minnesota Organizations
to Benefit Local Women

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Minneapolis Foundation - WCA Foundation

Deadline Date:

05/03/21 1:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 to Minnesota organizations to benefit local women in eligible locations. Funding may be requested to support specific projects or to support general operations. Priority will be given to proposals and organizations that address health, education, economic stability, shelter, and safety. The Foundation supports organizations and projects that provide direct services to meet the fundamental needs of women 18 years and older in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area, which includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties.

General Operating Support: Organizations must be located in and provide direct services exclusively to female clients who are 18 years and older in the seven-county metro area. In addition, the organization’s mission and primary services must meet the fundamental needs of women in the areas of education, economic stability, shelter, safety, or health.

Project Support: An organization may apply for project support if the project provides direct services only to female clients, 18 years and older, in the seven-county metro area. In addition, the purpose of the project must meet the fundamental needs of women in the areas of education, economic stability, shelter, safety, or health. Projects are expected to support the organization’s mission. Organizations need not be located in the seven-county metro area in order to be eligible for project support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194902

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will range from $10,000 to $30,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The WCA Foundation supports organizations that provide direct services to meet the fundamental needs of women 18 years and older in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be submitted by the deadline of 1 p.m. on May 3, 2021.

Applicants whose proposals are not chosen in an initial review will be notified roughly six weeks after submission. Applicants that are selected to advance in the review process will be invited to arrange a virtual site visit. Final grant decisions will be made monthly in batches over a period of four to six months, starting in July 2021.

As soon as you decide to apply, the Foundation encourage you to log in to ensure that you have access to the online portal and that your organization’s contact information is current. Applicants are urged to begin their online application well in advance of the deadline so that any technical challenges are resolved by the deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online: https://tmf.iphiview.com/tmf/ApplicationPortal/WCAApplication/2021SpringWCA/tabid/756/Default.aspx

For questions about eligibility or the content of your proposal, please contact Susan Carter, Executive Director of the WCA Foundation, at 612-672-3835 or scarter@mplsfoundation.org.

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

The Minneapolis Foundation
800 IDS Center, 80 S 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: The Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area: includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties.

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