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El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad 2018 Grant

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits for Initiatives Related to Immigration Policy
and Services and Civic Engagement for Latino Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Minnesota Philanthropy Partners and Saint Paul Foundation - El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

08/14/18 11:59 PM Receipt


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Grants to Minnesota nonprofits for programs that provide immigration-related legal services and outreach for the Latino community. Programs may also include improving access to mental health services, community organizing, and outreach around legal services or programs that help people on the pathway to citizenship.

2018 Grant Opportunity
El Fondo is currently seeking proposals for projects, initiatives or programs providing immigration-related legal services, outreach around legal services or programs that help people on the pathway to citizenship, civic engagement, increasing access to culturally sensitive mental health services and organizing to ensure a robust response to the 2020 census.

Proposals must fit into at least one of the following priority funding areas:

- Create pathways to citizenship for the Latino community, which may include, but are not limited to legal services, outreach, advocacy and education responding to current immigration policies and ICE response.
- Civic engagement training and/or leadership strategies to encourage participation of Latinos in society, which may include PTOs/PTAs, education advisory councils, and/or other civic engagement opportunities.
- Increasing knowledge of and access to mental health services; paying particular attention to those mental health practices that provide culturally sensitive services for the Latino community.
- Organizing outreach, awareness and advocacy around the Latino community’s participation in the 2020 census.

In addition to the funding priorities listed above, El Fondo will give priority to efforts that are led by the Latino community, which includes staff, board, and advisory groups. Collaborative efforts and efforts focused on serving greater Minnesota are also encouraged.

The advisory committee volunteers will use the following criteria to guide their recommendations:

1) Alignment with the priorities of the committee.
2) The strength and feasibility of the proposed project/program work plan.
3) The impact the program will have on program participants or the community.
4) Whether the program is Latino-led or focused.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145492

Number of Grants:

El Fondo may make one grant or may elect to make multiple smaller grants.

Term of Contract:

Requested grant terms should start no earlier than November 1, 2018. The proposed project or program must be completed by December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible to apply:
-The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service or use a fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) non-profit status which is in good standing with the IRS. See the Fiscal Agent Form for more information on fiscal agent requirements.
-The organization or the project for which the organization is applying must serve individuals and families from Minnesota.

El Fondo will not fund:

- Political campaigns or candidates
- Individuals
- For-profit organizations
- Direct religious activities

Pre-proposal Conference:

A webinar will be held on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM CDT.

This Webinar is intended to be an introduction for potential applicants looking to learn more about El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad grant opportunity.

Topics Covered:
- Overview of The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations
- Overview of El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad
- 2018 Grant Opportunity
- Instructions on using Submittable
- Q&A


Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit an online application is August 14, 2018, at 11:59 PM.

If you are unable to submit your grant online, please contact Takara Henegar no later than August 7, 2018 to make alternative arrangements.

Notification is expected to occur in November 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply for a grant online:

Takara Henegar

El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad
Minnesota Philanthropy Partners
101 Fifth Street East, #2400
Saint Paul, MN 55101

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota