National Grant Programs

Grant Programs Now Open 

The Looking Out Foundation offers grants up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations who serve disadvantaged youth, public health, women, the environment, the arts, the hungry and the homeless. Next deadline is August 1. The Foundation also offers one-time COVID emergency relief grants to individuals and families of up to $1,000.

The Sorenson Impact Foundation is inviting grant applications from organizations that propose solutions that contribute to a more equitable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis. SIF is specifically targeting solutions that enable recovery through developing and growing businesses and communities to equitably rebuild. Awards will range in size from $25,000 to $250,000. The application deadline is August 30.

The Old National Bank Foundation targets innovative programs that enhance the quality of life within our communities in support of the following strategic initiatives: Affordable Housing, Economic Development, Workforce Development, Financial Literacy and Education Achievement. Applications are due August 13.

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services is offering small grants to support work on cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangements designed to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health (e.g., affordable housing, jobs with fair pay, quality education, affordable healthy food and public safety), the public health response to COVID-19, structural racism or other related issues. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM CDT on September 11, 2020.

The Otto Bremer Trust Emergency fund supports nonprofits and other community organizations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Montana, that are impacted by and responding to the pandemic. Requires an initial inquiry.

The Red Backpack Fund is for women-owned or women-led small businesses or nonprofits. This is a monthly opportunity to apply for a $5,000 grant. The next granting round is August 3-10 (this is the final round).

Grantmakers for Girls of Color has announced the ‘Love is Healing Response Fund’ to address immediate impacts of COVID-19 on girls and gender expansive youth of color. These one-time grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations led by women or girls of color will be awarded on a rolling basis from May through November.

Common Counsel Foundation’s Grassroots Exchange Fund Updated for COVID19. This is a rapid response small grants program to support networking and collaboration between grassroots social change and environmental justice organizations throughout the United States. Grants will be distributed on a rolling cycle through November.