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El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad Grant Program

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits for Programs, Initiatives,
and Projects Benefiting the Latinx Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundations - El Fondo de Nuestra Comunidad

Deadline Date:

08/14/19 3:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations for programs, projects, and initiatives providing immigration-related legal services and outreach for the Latinx community. Funding is also intended to improve access to mental health services, community organizing, and outreach around legal services or programs that help people on the pathway to citizenship.

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

- Create pathways to citizenship for the Latinx 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 Latinx in society.
- Increasing knowledge of and access to culturally sensitive mental health services and holistic wellbeing practices.
- Organizing outreach, awareness, and advocacy around the Latinx 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 Latinx community, which includes staff, board, and advisory groups. Collaborative efforts and efforts focused on serving greater Minnesota are also encouraged.

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, 2019. The proposed project or program must be completed by December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- 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-Application Information:

- Grant applications open: June 3, 2019.
- The deadline for submission of your application is August 14, 2019. Your application must be received by 3:00 p.m. on the deadline date.
- El Fondo prefers that applications be submitted using the Submittable Online Portal
- If you are unable to submit your grant online, please contact Stephanie Battle no later than August 7, 2019 to make alternative arrangements.
- Notifications are expected to occur in November 2019.

Please do not hesitate to contact the endowment’s staff liaison, Stephanie Battle, for guidance on submitting an application.

El Fondo encourages potential applicants to call before submitting an application.

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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:

Staff Liaison:
Stephanie Battle
Director of Community Impact

101 Fifth Street East
Suite 2400
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1800
651.224.5463 or 800.875.6167

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota