Bigelow Foundation Grant

F. R. Bigelow Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Next anticipated deadline: Jan 9, 2019 1:00pm PST

Later anticipated deadlines: Jul 10, 2019 1:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity Elementary / Secondary School College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Counties in Minnesota: Dakota County, Ramsey County, Washington County

Location of residency: Counties in Minnesota: Dakota County, Ramsey County, Washington County

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Bigelow Foundation Grant

The F. R. Bigelow Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life and opportunities for all in the Saint Paul area. We are a member of the Minnesota Council on Foundations and embrace the grantmaking principles for Minnesota grantmakers.

Primary Areas of interest


Connecting Through Creativity: The arts bring communities together. They help us understand the experiences of our neighbors and provide a creative outlet for learning. A strong arts community helps our region and its residents thrive.

Community and Economic Development

Developing Deeper Connections: Our community needs strong social and economic connections to thrive. When we support our neighbors' personal and career development, we create a region where stable employment, a strong economy and equitable access are the norm.


Supporting East Metro students: Ensuring all students have access to the resources they need to grow and pursue career goals is an important facet of a healthy community. From early childhood education to college prep, the Foundation supports our region's young minds.

Health Care

Investing In A Healthy Region: East Metro residents need sustainable health care to help them thrive in all areas of their lives. Helping specific communities meet their health care needs and providing services to underserved populations will result in a healthier region for us all. 

Human Services 

Meeting Basic Needs: Caring for our neighbors' fundamental needs is essential. Creating a strong foundation for everyone to succeed requires stable access to food, housing and other support systems that affect our community's quality of life. 

Application Type

Applications considered for:

  • Program expansions or special projects of a time limited nature.
  • Support for established programs or organizations that have temporary or transitional operating needs.
  • Start-up costs for promising new programs relevant to community needs.
  • Funds to match contributions received from other sources or to leverage new or increased contributions.
  • Capital projects that generate important economic impact for the community.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • We only fund organizations that are recognized by the IRS as having 501(c)(3) status, educational or governmental units, or religious institutions.
  • The F. R. Bigelow Foundation considers grant applications from nonprofit organizations and public entities with a particular emphasis on helping to initiate and sustain programs serving disadvantaged people and communities.
  • Our primary geographic focus for grantmaking is the Greater Saint Paul metropolitan area, which includes Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, with a particular emphasis on serving people who live or work in the city of Saint Paul.


  • We do not make grants directly to individuals.
  • Applications not considered for:
    • Regular annual operating support
    • Sectarian religious programs
    • Grants to individuals
    • Medical research