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MCF is an association of grant-makers. Although we focus on our members, providing resources on effective grantseeking is part of our mission to strengthen philanthropy. Learn more.

Looking for grant opportunities or information on writing stronger grant proposals? You've come to the right place.

MCF is happy to offer nonprofit staff and volunteers a variety of resources and programs to support effective grantseeking.

Read through this page for an overview of our offerings. Looking for a specific resource? Check out the Grantseeking Resources page.

Mgo Minnesota Grantmakers Online (MGO)
MGO is the state's most comprehensive searchable database of foundations, corporate grantmakers and grants. Updated daily, it can save you time and money, help you be more strategic in your research, and write stronger grant proposals. Learn more about MGO. Already a subscriber? Log into MGO.
Giving_memo__2_ Giving Memo E-newsletter
Our free biweekly e-newsletter for nonprofits contains the latest grant updates, programs, grant deadlines, job opportunities and more. Create a free login for the MCF website to subscribe to Giving Memo.
Givingforum Giving Forum
MCF's free quarterly newspaper contains original in-depth articles on grantmaking in Minnesota. Read Giving Forum online or create free a login for the MCF website and sign up to receive a free subscription.
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Online Learning Marketplace
Download and watch MCF webinars on the subjects you care about, like the outlook for grantmaker funding in your areas of interest.

 

Grantproposal Grantseeking Resources
Explore the Grantseeking Resources page to find introductory information on grantseeking, how to write an effective grant proposal, links to grant deadlines and much more.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Minnesota Department of Human Services is requesting proposals from qualified responders for state fiscal year 2016, July 1, 20...

2015 Pohlad Family Foundation Grant Programs Open for Requests

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The Mortenson Family Foundation Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry

The Mortenson Family Foundation seeks to provide a better chance for youth and families living in poverty in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Poverty is extremely com...

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Announces New Online Grant Application Process to Start with March 1st Deadline

(Jan. 14, 2015) - The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation is excited to announce a new online grant application process, starting with the March 1st grant...

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Announces Next Grant Deadline and Expands Grant Opportunities

(Jan. 7, 2015) — The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation is reminding non-profits that there is approximately three and a half weeks left before the Feb...