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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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Minnesota Department of Health Releases Maternal Wellbeing RFP

(July 15, 2015) - The Minnesota Department of Health released a new request for proposals on July 15th: Maternal Wellbeing Program Launch. Designed through a co...

Minnesota Philanthropy Partners Announces Funding Available for Culturally Speciifc Programs

(July 14, 2015) - Minnesota Philanthropy Partners affiliates currently have the following grant opportunities for culturally specific programs. Please visit the...

Otto Bremer Foundation Awards 148 Grants Totaling $12 Million

(June 15, 2015) - The Otto Bremer Foundation has awarded $12 million in grants and program-related investments as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle. A ...

Proposals Now Accepted for The Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment

(June 4, 2015) - Funding is available to support artistic creativity with Jewish content. Applications are welcome emphasizing music, dance, literature, theatre...

Delta Dental Foundation Opens Invitations for the Oral Health Care Delivery Transformation Fund

(May 21, 2015) - Have you been thinking about ways to transform oral health care delivery for better outcomes in Minnesota? Maybe now is the time! Delta Dental ...