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SWIF: COVID-19 Support for Nonprofits

Southwest Initiative Foundation

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Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Grant amount: US $500 - US $5,000

Fields of work: Minority Services Poverty Alleviation & Services Refugee Services Immigrant Services Senior Services Farms & Farming Native American Services Domestic Violence Food Security Homelessness Services Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Children’s Mental Health Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group, Government Entity

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Minnesota: Big Stone County, Chippewa County, Cottonwood County, Jackson County, Kandiyohi County Show all

Location of residency: Minnesota

About this funder:



COVID-19 Support for Nonprofits

Southwest Initiative Foundation will award grants as funding is available to southwest Minnesota nonprofits providing basic needs and working with people who need more and different support during this crisis.

The focus of this work includes support to nonprofit organizations addressing critical basic needs in our communities related to the following areas:

  • Food Security.
  • Mental Health.
  • Domestic Violence.
  • Homelessness.

Continuity Business Support for organizations serving:

  • Children living in poverty.
  • Elder residents.
  • Farmers.
  • Native communities.
  • New immigrants.
  • People of color.
  • Refugees.

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


  • All proposals must demonstrate a benefit within one or more of the following 18 counties in southwest Minnesota: Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift and Yellow Medicine; or the Upper Sioux Community or Lower Sioux Indian Community.
  • Proposals must be submitted by an independent 501(c)(3) organization, a unit of government, religious institution, or educational entity.
  • Funding requests between $500 and $5,000 will be considered; Matching funds are encouraged.
  • Projects must be completed within 12 months of the grant award date.
  • Only one grant application may be submitted per organization.
  • A final report is due following the grant period.


  • Individuals, businesses, or other for-profit organizations.
  • Activities that support a specific religion or religious purpose.
  • Capital funding, campaigns or endowments.
  • Funds for re-granting.


This page was last reviewed July 02, 2020 and last updated July 02, 2020