Grants for Science Research in Minnesota
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Centene Charitable Foundation
Centene Charitable Foundation
Successful corporate citizenship happens when companies invest in the local organizations that know their communities best. The Centene Foundation works with our local partners on initiatives that focus on inclusion, the whole person and community development.
Centene’s purpose is transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. The Centene Foundation is an essential part of how we pursue this purpose. We achieve measurable impact for the communities we serve through partnerships and philanthropy efforts that invest in initiatives with holistic approaches to dismantling barriers to health.
Areas of Focus
Reflecting Centene’s commitment to the needs of those who rely on government-sponsored health care and to addressing social determinants of health and health equity, preference will be given to initiatives in three distinct areas of focus.
- Healthcare Access
- Social Services
William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Hearst Foundations' Mission
The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
Hearst Foundations' Goals
The Foundations seek to achieve their mission by funding approaches that result in:
- Improved health and quality of life
- Access to high quality educational options to promote increased academic achievement
- Arts and sciences serving as a cornerstone of society
- Sustainable employment and productive career paths for adults
- Stabilizing and supporting families
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests – culture, education, health and social service – and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. In each area of funding, the Foundations seek to identify those organizations achieving truly differentiated results relative to other organizations making similar efforts for similar populations. The Foundations also look for evidence of sustainability beyond their support.
The Hearst Foundations fund cultural institutions that offer meaningful programs in the arts and sciences, prioritizing those which enable engagement by young people and create a lasting and measurable impact. The Foundations also fund select programs nurturing and developing artistic talent.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society. The Foundations’ focus is largely on higher education, but they also fund innovative models of early childhood and K-12 education, as well as professional development.
Types of Support: Program, scholarship, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving needs, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. Because the Foundations seek to use their funds to create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health, support for medical research and the development of young investigators is also considered.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund direct-service organizations that tackle the roots of chronic poverty by applying effective solutions to the most challenging social and economic problems. The Foundations prioritize supporting programs that have proven successful in facilitating economic independence and in strengthening families. Preference is also given to programs with the potential to scale productive practices in order to reach more people in need.
Types of Support: Program, capital and general support
Sauer Family Foundation
- Reducing child welfare placements away from family through parent support and family treatment services.
- Increasing family finding and natural connections for children & youth in child welfare. Our focus is reunification with primary caregiver, supporting kinship foster care & kinship permanency.
- Meeting the social emotional needs of foster children & youth and decreasing time to permanency, stopping the exit to homeless youth services.
- Increasing opportunities for the voice of foster youth in advocacy and increasing public awareness of the foster care experience.
- Early intervention models for preK-12 schools that support children to develop adaptive and flexible coping skills towards self-regulation.
- Professional development in trauma-informed practices in child welfare, children's mental health and education; including resiliency to secondary trauma.
Building Educational Success for Children: Literacy Skills and Learning Disabilities in Reading, Writing and Math PreK – 8th Grade
- Expansion of structured literacy and interventions based on the Science of Reading.
- Adoption of assessments that are indicated for learning disability screening and identification.
- Expansion of the accessibility and affordability of learning disability assessments and interventions.
Building a Workforce that Reflects the Diversity of Minnesota’s Children: Racially Equitable Career Pathways in our Funding Areas
- Programs that remove barriers to licensure for Black, Indigenous and People of Color to enter careers in child welfare, children’s mental health or education.
- Nontraditional pathways that lead to licensure and can move candidates from paraprofessional to professional positions in child welfare, children’s mental health, or education.
- Programs that increase support and mentoring for professionals of color in child welfare, children’s mental health or education allowing them to thrive.
Wal Mart Foundation
Walmart’s more than 2 million associates are residents, neighbors, friends and family in thousands of communities around the globe. Walmart works to strengthen these communities through both retail business and community giving, and we support and invest in communities through local giving. The following programs have open application processes with specific deadlines for eligibility and consideration.
Local Community Grants
Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5,000. These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of the communities where we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community clean-up projects.
Areas of Funding
- There are eight (8) areas of funding for which an organization can apply. Please review the areas listed below to ensure your organization’s goals fall within one of these areas.
- Community and Economic Development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area
- Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service area
- Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area
- Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
The Lawrence Foundation
The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes.
The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid-2000. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or other similar organizations are eligible for grants from The Lawrence Foundation.
Grant Amount and Types
Grants typically range between $5,000 - $10,000. In some limited cases we may make larger grants, but that is typically after we have gotten to know your organization over a period of time. We also generally don’t make multi-year grants, although we may fund the same organization on a year by year basis over a period of years.
General operating or program/project grant requests within our areas of interests are accepted. In general, regardless of whether a grant request is for general operating or program/project expenses, all of our grants will be issued as unrestricted grants.
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs.
Dr Scholl Foundation
Application forms must be requested each year online prior to submitting an application. When you submit an LOI, a member of the foundation staff will be contacting you within the next five business days regarding the status of your request.
Full applications are due at the "full proposal" deadline above.
The Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. Solutions to the problems of today's world still lie in the values of innovation, practicality, hard work, and compassion.
The Foundation considers applications for grants in the following areas:
- Social Service
- Health care
- Civic and cultural
The categories above are not intended to limit the interest of the Foundation from considering other worthwhile projects. In general, the Foundation guidelines are broad to give us flexibility in providing grants.
The majority of our grants are made in the U.S. However, like Dr. Scholl, we recognize the need for a global outlook. Non-U.S. grants are given to organizations where directors have knowledge of the grantee.
National Library of Medicine
The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public's health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, the public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.
The Health Information Outreach Award is to improve health literacy and increase health equity through engagement and training for health information. The award can be used to support:
- Instructional design and training of evidence-based health resources and information for workforce development
- Public or consumer outreach and engagement for awareness, evaluation, use, and understanding of credible health information including MedlinePlus or PubMed but not limited to the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine resources
- Online health information access and digital literacy skills training
Potential Project Ideas
Potential projects might include but are not limited to this list:
- Repurpose Facebook or Twitter messages from MedlinePlus or any one of the 27 NIH Institutes for social media campaigns.
- Host an NLM Exhibition
- Develop a multicultural and multilingual health information project.
- Partner for Telehealth
- Instruct for digital skills training for library or community staff, volunteers, or the general public.
- Engage with a local health educator for information and resources relevant to a priority community health need as identified in a local Consumer Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in consultation with community partners (e.g., maternal health, diabetes, COVID-19, recovery and addiction, mental health, advance directives, health misinformation, etc.)
- Partner with a public health department or a community clinic to promote a vaccination drive or a health fair.
- Collaborate with a local county extension office to help raise community awareness of an environmental health concern while fostering science literacy skills.
- Organize a book discussion with a community or faith-based organization around health topics relevant to their health information needs. Invite authors or local expert speakers to participate.
Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Inc
The fund promotes environmental education, particularly through programs that increase access for children who have a physical and/or mental disability. It also advances medical science through research, particularly for cancer and diabetes. In addition, it increases educational opportunities for international students attending post-secondary institutions, especially by providing academic support.
The following are representative but not exclusive examples of projects:
- Support for a naturalist or other staff member from organizations such as Hartley Nature Center, the Great Lakes Aquarium and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center to work with students with disabilities
- Support for a naturalist or other staff member from environmental organizations to attend a workshop or class that will help that staffer learn how to use sign language or teach the staffer how to physically move disabled children
- Support for transportation, school staff, assistive technology or equipment that would increase access for students with disabilities to environmental programs
- Assistance for books, language translation and other academic resources for foreign students at institutions such as the University of Minnesota Duluth, the College of St. Scholastica, Lake Superior College, Minnesota North College-Vermilion and Minnesota North College-Hibbing
- Medical research at local facilities such as Essentia Health in Duluth, St. Luke’s, the University of Minnesota Duluth or the College of St. Scholastica
- Support for local chapters of disease-specific nonprofit organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, for projects that help physically or mentally disabled children or those with illnesses such as cancer or diabetes attend camp or learn about the environment
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