Brainerd Lakes Area Response Fund Grants


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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $10,000

Fields of work: Community Services Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group, Government Entity

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in Minnesota: Cass County, Crow Wing County

Location of residency: Minnesota

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About this funder:



NOTE: No deadline; ongoing. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis starting April 2, 2020


We understand and share the concerns of our communities, our donors, volunteers, staff and their families as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold. Though the challenges ahead are unknown, we remain optimistic that our communities will pull through and emerge stronger than before. All of the CommunityGiving foundations have established Response Funds and we invite you to apply to ours. The purpose of this fund is to support the local community in times of crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. This application will also serve as a tool for us and our funding partners to connect resources and people. You should hear back from us within three weeks of submitting your proposal. If you have questions, contact Karl Samp at [email protected]

Focus Areas

  • Support for organizations with roots in community and have experiences with those impacted by crisis and providing direct services and support for unmet needs
  • Grant considerations for community-wide impact as follows:
    • Heightened awareness of equity and supporting vulnerable populations
    • Immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations related to closures (Examples might include but not limited to food, shelter, technology, etc.)
    • Increased demand for medical information and support including mental health services (safety education, etc.)

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


  • Eligible Organizations:
    • 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations
    • Schools
    • Government entities
  • Geographic Area: Grant must serve residents of
    • Crow Wing County
    • Southern Cass County


  • What We Don't Fund
    • Individuals
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Political organizations or political campaigns
    • Annual fundraising drives
    • Endowments
    • Debt retirement or deficit financing
    • Payment for expenses already incurred
    • Scholarships or medical research
    • Grants for travel or conferences


This page was last reviewed August 11, 2020 and last updated August 11, 2020