Deluxe Corporation Foundation Grants - Minnesota: Economic Empowerment and Crisis Grants

Deluxe Corporation Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $250,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 1, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Minnesota: Anoka County, Carver County, Dakota County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Minnesota: Anoka County, Carver County, Dakota County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County Show all

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About the Foundation

The Deluxe Corporation Foundation focuses on long-term solutions that help people, businesses and communities thrive and grow. Since 1954, the Foundation has awarded $109 million to charitable organizations, including more than $2.1 million in 2018.

In every grant the Foundation awards, we seek to bring meaningful, lasting change to communities across the country. Our grants have empowered Americans to understand the basics of entrepreneurship, foster relationship with theaters and help communities ease the burden during a time of crisis

Grant Focus Areas

Building strength in communities of all sizes means awarding grants that improve access to economic empowerment, job-skills training, the arts and more. The Deluxe Corporation Foundation focuses on issuing grants in several key areas listed below. In order for a nonprofit organization to qualify for a grant, its primary mission must mirror that of the Foundation and meet other criteria.

In this funding cycle, applications are accepted in: 

Economic Empowerment

The Deluxe Corporation believes that the best way to build strong economies is through championing entrepreneurship and educating citizens on the importance of small business in our communities.

Focus areas are:

  • Job skills and placement
  • Business education
  • Financial literacy
  • Tutoring programs


We’re proud to support organizations and communities across the country that help Americans get back on their feet during times of crisis, from the American Red Cross to local food shelves. Examples include our partnership with the Red Cross for emergency response and counseling services for people in crisis.

Focus areas are:

  • Red Cross partnership
  • Food shelves
  • Counseling
  • Domestic abuse


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  • The Deluxe Corporation Foundation accepts grant proposals from nonprofit organizations that meet the following criteria:
    • Have a primary mission that meets one of our grant focus areas
    • Serve the general communities in which Deluxe facilities are located
      • Minnesota (St. Paul/Minneapolis)
    • Have obtained tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1), (2), or (3)
    • Have secured support from other corporate donors


  • The below list includes examples of what the Deluxe Corporation Foundation does not fund:
    • Individuals
    • Organizations without 501(c)(3) tax-exemption determination letters
    • Sponsorships (e.g., events, conferences, fundraisers)
    • Advertising
    • Political organizations or projects
    • Lobbying efforts
    • Fraternal organizations
    • Religious programs
    • Research
    • Travel expenses
    • Start-up programs
    • Athletic or recreational programs
    • Housing
    • Civic organizations
    • Health, including: hospitals, patient care, specific health issues
    • Scholarships
    • Pre-K – 12 schools Colleges/Universities (request for proposal only)
    • Libraries
    • Animal rescue programs
    • Zoos