Smith-McCarthy Funds for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Minneapolis Foundation

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $10,000

Deadline: Oct 30, 2019

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Minnesota

Location of residency: Minnesota

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The Smith-McCarthy Funds

The Gladys M. Smith and Jane McCarthy Funds of The Minneapolis Foundation will award grants to organizations serving Minnesotans who are blind or visually impaired. Grants will support programs that teach independent living skills or provide other educational and recreational opportunities. A maximum of $39,670 will be awarded this fall. Requests for $5,000 to $10,000 will be accepted. 

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


  • Applicants must be...
    • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving the blind and visually impaired or public institutions that work with these communities
    • Based in Minnesota, serving Minnesota residents
    • Organizations that serve a diverse and inclusive population, and which have staff members who represent the community served


  • We will not fund
    • Requests for religious purposes
    • Capital requests
    • Re-granting/loans