Grant Deadlines

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This page lists upcoming grant application deadlines for Minnesota grantmakers as reported to MCF.

NOTE: Deadlines are subject to change; please verify dates with grantmakers before submitting proposals.


2015 deadlines:


October 2015

October 16
  • The Laura Jane Musser Fund (Intercultural Harmony)

October 21

  • Tennant Company Foundation

November 2015

November 6

  • The Laura Jane Musser Fund (Rural Initiative)

November 15

  •  Hugh J. Andersen Foundation

December 2015

December 1
  • Otter Tail Power Company


Proposals for the following foundations are accepted all year, or at times other than those listed at left. Please check with the foundation for more information.

  • 3M and 3M Foundation
  • AHS Foundation
  • Airport Foundation MSP
  • Lloyd and Barbara Amundson Charity Foundation, Inc.
  • Albany Mutual Telephone Foundation
  • Andersen Corporation
  • Arsher Charitable Trust
  • Athwin Foundation
  • Bahl Foundation
  • Baker Foundation
  • Baratz Family Foundation
  • The Bentson Foundation
  • The Beverly Foundation
  • Blandin Foundation (grant requests of $50,000 & under)
  • Boston Scientific Foundation
  • Cade Foundation
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • CDF Foundation
  • Central Minnesota Community Foundation
  • Charity, Inc.
  • CHS Foundation
  • ClearWay Minnesota
  • The Constable Family Foundation
  • The Cooperative Foundation
  • Charles and Kathryn Cunningham Family Foundation
  • Dakota Medical Foundation/Dakota Medical Charities
  • Edwin W. and Catherine M. Davis Foundation
  • The Deikel Family Foundation
  • Roger L. and Agnes C. Dell Charitable Trust 1
  • Roger L. and Agnes C. Dell Charitable Trust 2
  • Dovenberg Family Foundation
  • Driscoll Foundation
  • Edina Realty Foundation
  • ELEOS Foundation
  • Charles Engasser Memorial Foundation, Inc.
  • Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation
  • Farmers Union Marketing and Processing Foundation
  • Federated Insurance Foundation, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Bemidji Foundation
  • The Jack and Bessie Fiterman Foundation
  • The Janice Gardner Foundation
  • General Mills Foundation
  • Getsch Charitable Trust
  • Fanny S. Gilfillan Memorial, Incorporated
  • Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation
  • Hartz Foundation
  • Healthier Minnesota Community Clinic Fund
  • HealthPartners
  • The Hermundslie Foundation
  • Nevin Huested Foundation for Handicapped Children, Inc.
  • Imation
  • Indian Land Tenure Foundation
  • Initiative Foundation
  • Jamieson Charitable Foundation
  • Jennings Family Foundation
  • Jerome Foundation (general program grants)
  • JNM 1966 Gift Trust U/A
  • Lewis H. Johnson Family Foundation
  • Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation
  • The Lynn Johnson Family Foundation
  • Mitchell and Lois Johnson Charitable Foundation
  • Jundt Family Foundation
  • George Kaplan Memorial Foundation, Incorporated
  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Elizabeth Callender King Foundation
  • Peter J. King Family Foundation
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • Knitcraft - St. Croix Foundation, Inc.
  • Kopp Family Foundation
  • Ethel Mae Kreutz Private Foundation
  • Lahti Family Foundation
  • Lerner Foundation
  • Liebhaber Family Foundation
  • LifeTime Fitness Foundation
  • R. C. Lilly Foundation
  • Carl and Aune Lind Family Foundation
  • James G. Lindell Irrevocable Charitable Trust
  • Longview Foundation
  • Russell T. Lund Charitable Trust
  • The Luther Family Foundation
  • The Martinson Foundation
  • McGough Foundation
  • The Medtronic Foundation
  • Martin and Esther Miller Foundation
  • Minnesota Power Foundation
  • Minnesota Twins Community Fund
  • Marjorie Weil and Marvin Edward Mitchell Foundation
  • Jane N. Mooty Foundation Trust
  • Moscoe Family Foundation
  • Kingsley H. Murphy Family Foundation
  • George W. Neilson Foundation
  • NFC Foundation
  • Roger and Violet Noreen Charitable Trust
  • North Star Charitable Foundation
  • Northwest Minnesota Foundation
  • Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless (Hunger and Homeless grants)
  • Dwight D. Opperman Foundation
  • OSilas Foundation
  • Pagel Foundation
  • Pajor Family Foundation
  • Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation
  • Qwest
  • Regis Foundation
  • Ritt Family Foundation
  • The Riverway Foundation
  • Rukavina Family Foundation
  • Sacred Portion Foundation
  • Samsara Foundation
  • Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation
  • Schmoker Family Foundation
  • Catherine Marie Schmoker Family Foundation
  • Lisa Stuart Schmoker Family Foundation
  • William C. Schmoker Family Foundation
  • The Schulze Family Foundation
  • Sewell Family Foundation
  • Jim and Yvonne Sexton Family Foundation
  • Shapiro Family Philanthropic Foundation
  • Gertrude R. Shiely Charitable Trust
  • The Simmet Foundation
  • SKB Environmental Rosemount Community Trust
  • William Wood Skinner Foundation
  • R. C. Skoe Foundation
  • Slaggie Family Foundation
  • Slawik Family Foundation
  • Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
  • Southwest Initiative Foundation
  • The Spell Family Foundation
  • Daniel J. Spiegel Family Foundation
  • William Scott Stuart, Jr. Family Foundation
  • TCF Foundation
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
  • Travelers Corporation and Travelers Foundation
  • United Health Foundation
  • The Valspar Foundation
  • The Wasie Foundation
  • Frederick O. Watson Foundation
  • Mae and Sylvester Weiss Foundation
  • West Central Initiative
  • Mark and Muriel Wexler Foundation
  • The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Foundation
  • Whitney Foundation
  • Winona Community Foundation
  • Youthworks! Foundation, Inc.