Joseph Durda Foundation Grant

Joseph Durda Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Sep 15, 2020 3:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Minnesota

Location of residency: Minnesota

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About this funder:



What We Fund

Joseph Durda established his Foundation in 1989. Prior to his passing in 1990, he wrote:

" The very basis of the human condition - its tragedy and its triumph - can be found in the entities this Foundation will be supporting. All the poverty that is lessened by a helping hand, all the hunger that is alleviated by the gift of food, all the service that makes heroes of the most humble among is the supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed on to mankind." -- Joseph Durda Sept. 1989

The grant making framework reflects the core priorities of the Foundation, supporting organizations that provide direct services in which the Foundation endeavors to create a positive impact. The following are high priority areas:  

  • Charitable giving for the needy, poor and homeless... those needing a helping hand.
  • Aid and assistance to orphans and underprivileged youth.
  • Services for the disabled and those with disabling health issues.
  • Educational support to our young people to help advance their lives.
  • Invest in cardiovascular and other medical research.
  • Support and assist our military veterans and their families.  

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


  • A charitable, nonprofit entity, not a private foundation, with tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, and where appropriate, under Section 170 (c).
  • Charity legally incorporated in the state of Minnesota. 
    • Programs within the communities where our Board members live will be given highest priority. 
  • Program fits within one or more of the Foundation’s current funding priorities
    • Cardiovascular heart health 
    • Disabled and debilitating diseases 
    • Military veterans and their families 
    • Scholarships for advanced education for underprivileged
    • Children and families in need, the poor, hungry and/or homeless


  • Programs within the communities where our Board members live will be given highest priority. 


  • Please note that the Joseph Durda Foundation does not make the following types of grants. Any request for funding for these purposes will be denied.
    • Grants to individuals for any purpose
    • Political candidates, parties or political action committees (PACs)
    • Grants for the “arts & culture"
    • Other foundations or organizations that redistribute resources to beneficiaries of their own selection, including United Way
    • Grants for purposes outside of the foundation’s funding priorities
    • Grants to non-Minnesota corporations
    • Grants that are not directly program related such as general operating funds.