Foundation / Corporation
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) and Ace Hardware
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#: 145538
Up to ten applicants will be chosen from this grant round.
Up to 100 gallons of paint from selected Ace Hardware stores valued around $40 per gallon (maximum price limited to $50 per gallon).
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email completed application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail applications to:
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
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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