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 health, education with a focus on childhood reading, and economic mobility. 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, 55057; Warsaw, 55087; and Webster, 55088.
Rice County Area United Way funds the most critical human needs in Rice County in three areas: Education, Health and Economic Mobility (aka financial stability and basic needs). The aim is to:
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.
Help people take steps toward stability and independence.
Reading Focus Area
This year there is an early childhood reading focus area. In addition to the three grant areas, they are looking to fund programs that help children prepare for kindergarten through reading-readiness and/or increasing the number of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade - two key benchmarks of future success in school and in life.
Nonprofit agencies serving the Rice County area are invited to apply for grants.
Applicants must submit the most recent IRS form 990 attached as single PDF and current year agency budget attached as PDF.
- Capital projects
- 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.
Applicants are invited to apply for grants through March 22, 2023. You will be notified about your grant request in May.
Funds are dispersed quarterly rather than in one lump sum, in July, October, January and April.
Estimated Size of Grant
Grants typically range from $1,000 to $25,000.
Term of Contract
The funding year is July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.