Foundation / Corporation
Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundations - Asian Pacific Endowment
08/14/19 3:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $10,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations serving the Asian-Pacific Islander community for projects and programs using culture to address social issues. Funding is intended for a variety of activities, including theater and dance performances, social programs, and cultural awareness. A high priority is given to projects that promote leadership, creativity, and the inclusion of multiple Asian cultures.
The Asian Pacific Endowment is currently seeking proposals for projects and/or programs that use culture—broadly defined to include values, language, traditions, customs, and other unique aspects of a community—to address social issues and give voice to the experiences of the diverse Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community within the state of Minnesota.
The Asian Pacific Endowment is interested in funding projects that address one or more of the priority funding areas below.
1. Celebrating Identity
The Asian Pacific Endowment is interested in projects that work with the Asian Pacific Islander community on bridging cultural identity. This is broadly defined to include topics such as arts, music, dance, religion, language, traditions, and cultural preservation.
The Asian Pacific Endowment seeks to fund projects that connect education to culture. Projects that focus on youth center programming, language barriers, health and mental illness, and getting cultural programs accredited will have preference.
3. Economic Prosperity
The Asian Pacific Endowment seeks proposals that focuses on systems change and access, specifically how it relates to elders, youth, women, limited English speakers, and the LGBTQ communities.
4. Building Capacity
The Asian Pacific Endowment seeks proposals that enhances the capabilities of people and/or organizations to better serve their community, such as professional development, organization-wide training, purchasing of supplies/equipment, etc.
Applicants must fulfill all eligibility requirements. In addition, the Endowment will give priority to the following:
- Programs/projects which serve API communities for which there are few culturally-specific nonprofit services available.
- Organizations which are led by members of the API community. For example, the majority of the board of directors is of API descent or an API staff person or persons direct(s) the program or project.
- New organizations and organizations who have received Endowment funding fewer than two times in the past five years will receive priority.
- Impact of this grant is critical to the programs/project’s success.
GrantWatch ID#: 145491
Maximum Grant Size: $10,000
Requested grant terms should start no earlier than November 1, 2019. The proposed project or program must be completed by December 31, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Director of Community Impact
101 Fifth Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1800
651.224.5463 or 800.875.6167
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