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Paint the Town Grant Program

In-Kind Grants of Paint Products to Minnesota Nonprofits, Agencies,
Schools, and IHEs for Community Beautification Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) and Ace Hardware

Deadline Date:

06/17/20

Description:

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In-kind grants of paint products to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, government agencies, public schools, and higher education institutions for collaborative community beautification projects in eligible small communities. Funding is intended for communities with a population of under 10,000. To be eligible for a SMIF grant, organizations must be located (or serve) within SMIF’s 20-county region: Blue Earth, Fillmore, Le Sueur, Olmsted, Wabasha, Brown, Freeborn, Martin, Rice, Waseca, Dodge, Goodhue, Mower, Sibley, Watonwan, Faribault, Houston, Nicollet, Steele, and Winona.

SMIF’s Paint the Town Grant Program is designed to engage volunteers, create a sense of community pride, and build collaborative efforts that beautify communities through “Painting the Town” with a new community mural, community welcome sign, or painting a historic structure. SMIF’s Paint the Town Grant Program is designed to engage volunteers and build collaborative efforts that beautify communities with a population under 10,000.

Funding: Up to 100 gallons of paint from selected Ace Hardware stores valued around $40 per gallon (maximum price limited to $50 per gallon).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145538

Number of Grants:

Up to ten applicants will be chosen from this grant round.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to 100 gallons of paint from selected Ace Hardware stores valued around $40 per gallon (maximum price limited to $50 per gallon).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Communities with a population under 10,000 are eligible to apply.

To be eligible for a SMIF grant, organizations must meet the following requirements:
• Eligible organizations are tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations, units/agencies of local, state or federal government and public schools/higher education institutions.
• Located (or serve) within SMIF’s 20-county region: Blue Earth, Fillmore, Le Sueur, Olmsted, Wabasha, Brown, Freeborn, Martin, Rice, Waseca, Dodge, Goodhue, Mower, Sibley, Watonwan, Faribault, Houston, Nicollet, Steele, Winona
• Community population must be under 10,000 (U.S. 2010 Census)
• All projects must exhibit visual impact, current/intended public use of the structure, and volunteer participation.
• Privately-owned buildings must have a government organization or IRS designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as a fiscal agent to receive the paint.
• Historic structures must be owned and operated by a government organization or IRS designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
• At least 50% of the painting must be done by community volunteers.
• Sentencing to Service Program (STS) participants are not considered volunteers.
• Muralists/artists who assist in the design and application may participate in the project but are not considered volunteers if they are being paid for their work.
• Paint requests up to 100 gallons will be considered. SMIF reserves the right to limit paint product amounts and total cost of paint awarded.
• SMIF only covers the cost of awarded paint; grantee is responsible for the cost of supplies, equipment and any additional paint.

Ineligible organizations or activities include:
• Organizations that do not meet the above criteria
• Privately-owned facilities that require membership/fee for access

Pre-Application Information:

Application due: June 17, 2020
Award notifications: June 2, 2020

Applications may be submitted by email or postal mail to the addresses below.

All applicants will be contacted via email or telephone to confirm receipt of their application.

Grant recipients must pick up their paint products at one of the participating Ace Hardware stores. Please consider travel costs before completing the application. The participating stores are located in Eagan, Farmington, Faribault, Northfield, Owatonna, Rochester (2 locations), Shakopee, St. Charles, St. Cloud, St. Peter, and Zumbrota.

Contact Information:

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

Email completed application to: jenniferh@smifoundation.org

Mail applications to:
Grants Coordinator
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
PO Box 695
Owatonna, MN 55060

For questions about the application process or required documentation contact Jennifer Heien, Grants Coordinator, at the above email address or at 507.214.7040

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, and Winona

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