Mardag Foundation Grant - Children, Young Adults & Families / Seniors / Arts & Humanities

Mardag Foundation

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Next anticipated deadline: Jul 7, 2020 1:00pm PDT

Later anticipated deadlines: Jan 7, 2021 1:00pm PST

Grant amount: US $7,000 - US $50,000

Fields of work: Senior Services Art & Culture Humanities & Social Science Family Services Early Childhood Development Youth Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in Minnesota: Dakota County, Ramsey County, Washington County Other eligible locations: Minnesota

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in Minnesota: Dakota County, Ramsey County, Washington County Other eligible locations: Minnesota

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About this funder:



Mardag Foundation Grant

Enhancing the quality of life, inspiring learning, revitalizing communities and promoting access to the arts across the state of Minnesota is our family’s legacy - past, present and future. We are a member of the Minnesota Council on Foundations and embrace the grantmaking principles for Minnesota grantmakers.

Primary Areas of Interest

Grant Applications Considered for:

  • Multi-year funding in some situations, including:
    • Capital projects
  • Start-up costs for promising new programs that demonstrate sound management and clear goals relevant to community needs
  • Support for established agencies with temporary or transitional needs
  • Program expansion and special projects of a time-limited nature
  • Funds to match contributions received from other sources or to provide a challenge to raise new contributions

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 Mardag Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations and public entities located within and serving residents of Minnesota. 
    • The geographic focus of our grantmaking is the East Metro area of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, as well as Greater Minnesota. 


  • If you are representing an arts or cultural organization, Mardag Foundation recommends, but does not require, that you complete a Cultural Data Project data profile for your organization. 


  • Grant requests not accepted for: 
    • Programs exclusively serving Minneapolis and the surrounding West Metro area
    • Scholarships and grants to individuals
    • Ongoing annual operating expenses
    • Sectarian religious programs
    • Federated campaigns
    • Events and conferences
    • Capital campaigns of private secondary schools
    • Capital and endowment campaigns of private colleges and universities