Foundation / Corporation
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) and Ace Hardware
In-kind grants of paint supplies to Southern Minnesota nonprofit organizations and government agencies to beautify small communities with welcome signs, murals, or historic structure projects. Eligible counties are Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, and Winona. All projects must exhibit visual impact, current and intended public use of the structure, and volunteer participation.
SMIF’s Paint the Town Grant Program grants are designed to engage volunteers, create a sense of community pride, and build collaborative efforts that beautify communities through "Painting the Town". Paint the Town grants are administered by SMIF in collaboration with 14 Ace Hardware stores located in the region.
Between 15 and 100 gallons of paint from selected Ace Hardware stores valued around $25 per gallon will be funded.
GrantWatch ID#: 145538
Up to ten small communities with a population under 10,000 will be awarded paint.
Paint requests up to 100 gallons will be considered.
The project must be completed before December 2, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Questions and application forms should be sent to:
Jennifer Heien, Grants Coordinator
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
PO Box 695
Owatonna, MN 55060
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