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Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Regions for Health, Education, and Financial Stability

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Minnesota: Dennison, Dundas, Faribault, Kilkenny, Lonsdale, Montgomery, Morristown, Nerstrand, Northfield, Warsaw, Webster

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Rice County Area United Way Grant

Rice County Area United Way

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #140643

Grant Description

Grants of up to $25,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations and government agencies serving eligible locations to support general operations and programming. Applicants must provide services in the areas of education, health, and human services. Eligible applicants are those serving the following locations and zip codes: Dennison, 55018; Dundas, 55019; Faribault, 55021; Kilkenny, 56052; Lonsdale, 55046; Montgomery, 56069; Morristown, 55052; Nerstrand, 55053; Northfield, 5505;7 Warsaw, 55087; and Webster, 55088.

In 2022, Rice County Area United Way will also be looking to provide grants that 1) help level the playing field so all Rice County residents, regardless of income, race, religion, gender or sexual preference, have equal opportunities to better their lives and contribute to others’ 2) help people take steps toward stability and independence. 

Applicants should address a demonstrated need, explain how the organization or program helps solve the need, and explain how it measures results. This year Rice County Area United Way is also seeking to fund grants that improve equity in the community and the organizations that serve the community, and will be seeking to fund grants that help people take steps toward stability and independence.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or governmental units performing service in the areas of health, human services, or education will be considered for grants.

Grants may be given to support an organization's operations and/or active programs providing direct services to those in need during the fiscal year July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 within Rice County Area United Way's service areas and ZIP codes:
- Dennison, 55018
- Dundas, 55019
- Faribault, 55021
- Kilkenny, 56052
- Lonsdale, 55046
- Montgomery, 56069
- Morristown, 55052
- Nerstrand, 55053
- Northfield, 55057
- Warsaw, 55087
- Webster, 55088

Organizations that have not received funding from the United Way in the past are welcome to apply. Past United Way grants are no guarantee of future funding.

United Way does not make grants to individuals.

United Way Will Not Consider Grants For:
- Capital projects
- Endowments
- Organizations that espouse political or religious advocacy as part of their services
- Organizations that engage in significant fundraising activity during one month of the annual United Way Campaign (Oct. 1-31). Certain exceptions may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for the 2022 application is March 18, by midnight.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants typically range from $1,000 to $25,000.

Term of Contract:

During the fiscal year July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

Contact Information:

Apply Online: https://rcauw-app.paperform.co/

Or email applications info@ricecountyunitedway.org.

Or drop off hard copies at Rice County Area United Way office, HS 122, 1651 Jefferson Parkway in Northfield. Contact Elizabeth Child, executive director, elizabeth@ricecountyunitedway.org or 507-664-3510 to arrange a time.

Direct questions to info@ricecountyunitedway.org.

For technical issues, please contact Rice County Area United Way Board Member Gordon Liu: gordon@hourglassconsulting.co.

Rice County Area United Way
P.O. Box 56
Northfield, MN 55057

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