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United Way of Bemidji Area: Venture Grants

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits for Human
Services Projects in Eligible Regions

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United Way of Bemidji Area

Deadline Date:

02/03/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations for human services projects in eligible regions. Funding is intended for projects that align with one of the following areas of focus: education, income, and health. Funding is also intended for one-time, clearly defined, special projects that enhance the mission of the recipient human service organization. Projects that qualify for application should address unmet human service needs and/or be preventative in nature. Projects should benefit the Bemidji Area.

The purpose of Venture Grants is to stimulate creative, collaborative solutions to new and emerging needs in order to effect change. Venture Grants are intended to provide short-term support for start-up or development of new or untried programs and/or to enhance the capacity of existing agencies or delivery systems.

Projects should demonstrate alignment with at least one of the United Way of Bemidji Area’s areas of focus:

  • Education - Helping children, youth, and adults achieve their full potential
  • Income - Promoting financial stability and increasing self-sufficiency
  • Health - Improving people's health, social well-being, and providing basic needs/emergency services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 132064

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant available through United Way Venture Grant Program is $2,500.

Term of Contract:

The funding term is March-December. Funds must be expended by December 31st in the year the grant is awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Bemidji area (ISD #31) non-profit 501(c)(3) health and human service organizations.
- Current United Way Partner Agencies and non-United Way Partner Agencies may apply.

- Athletic teams or events, school activities for which school credit is earned, political activities, proposals to fund prior year’s deficits, general operating expenses, one-time presenters or presentations, marketing expenses, previously purchased equipment or programs in progress, and/or for-profit organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

- Venture Grants must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 3, 2020.
- Grant awards will be announced by February 24, 2020.

Submit grants via mail or email to Denae Alamano.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

United Way of Bemidji Area
716 Paul Bunyan Dr NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Denae Alamano
Executive Director

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Bemidji Area

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