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Central Minnesota Response Fund Grants


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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

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: Benton County, Sherburne County, Stearns County

Location of residency: Minnesota

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NOTE: No deadline; ongoing. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis starting April 7, 2020

Central Minnesota Response Fund Grants

We understand and share the concerns of our communities, our donors, volunteers, staff and their families as the COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected organizations and the people they serve. The purpose of the response and recovery fund is to support efforts of financial resiliency and recovery as organizations transition to serving their core mission in serving our communities. The application under the response and recovery fund is more encompassing and focuses on the infrastructure, leadership and financials of the applicant.

Funding Amount Range: Generally up to $5,000

Focus Areas

  • Operating support for organizations with proven economic loss as a result of the declared disaster (COVID-19) with documented reduction in revenues.
  • Eligible organizations are limited to those who were financially stable prior to COVID-19 as indicated on financial statements.
  • A high value is placed on our community partners to maintain a strong, viable community; therefore, it is our desire to support requests that are committed to remain in service over the next year as described in the applicant’s projected financials and/or sustainability plan.
  • Grant considerations are favorable for organizations that are committed to diversity, inclusion and equity and supporting vulnerable populations within the geographic focus area.

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  • Eligible Organizations:
    • 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations
    • Schools
    • Government entities
  • Geographic Area: Grant must serve residents of
    • Benton County;
    • Stearns County;
    • And/or Sherburne 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 December 07, 2020 and last updated December 07, 2020