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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.
Seminar Grantseeking Seminars
MCF offers basic and advanced seminars on grantseeking, and both feature a panel of Minnesota grantmakers. Read about the great grantseeking take-aways attendees enjoy and stay tuned to the MCF Events Calendar for upcoming dates.
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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Laura Jane Musser Fund Announces Rural Initiative Grant Opportunity

(Aug. 11, 2014) - The Laura Jane Musser Fund would like to make you aware of an upcoming grant opportunity for rural communities.  Through the Rural Initiativ...

Laura Jane Musser Fund Announces Intercultural Harmony Grant Opportunity

(Aug. 11, 2014) - The Laura Jane Musser Fund would like to make you aware of an upcoming grant opportunity in the Intercultural Harmony focus area. For addition...

Great Lakes Announces Expanded $5.2 Million Internship Grant After Successful Pilot

(Aug. 7, 2014) – Following a successful pilot, Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation is dramatically expanding its Career Ready Internship grant,...

Bernick Family Foundation to Award $150,000

(Aug. 1, 2014) - The Bernick Family Foundation announced today plans to award $150,000 to community projects focused on youth and education and health and fitne...

Blue Cross Funding Available to Help Newly Insured Navigate the Health Care System

(Aug. 1, 2014) — The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation announces availability of funding aimed at helping communities create pathways for ind...