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Twin Cities Capital Grants

Grants to Twin Cities Metro Area, Minnesota Nonprofits
for Arts, Culture, and Technology Capital Projects

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Best Buy Foundation

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Grants to Twin Cities Metro Area, Minnesota nonprofit organizations working in the areas of arts, culture, and technology for capital projects. Applications are invited from organizations that offer youth opportunities to engage with technology, and from arts and cultural organizations that add to the vibrancy of the region.

The Best Buy Foundation will consider capital requests specifically directed toward capital projects for nonprofit organizations aligned to its core philanthropic focus of Arts and Culture and Teens and Technology in the seven-county metro area only.

-Arts and Culture – Bricks and mortar, technology and other capital purchases to support arts and culture organizations that are improving the quality of life for residents of the Twin Cities.

-Teens and Technology – Bricks and mortar as well as other capital purchases for organizations that give underserved teens hands-on access to tech education and tools to be successful in school and future careers. This includes grants for technology purchases that will allow organizations to offer programming such as computing, robotics, 3-D printing, digital photography, filmmaking and videography, graphic design, audio production, game development, programming and app development.

The purpose of a capital grant is to make a material contribution towards the total cost of acquisition, construction, repair, renovation, rehabilitation, creation, or improvement of public spaces or other improvements to a facility for the purpose of teens and technology or arts and culture.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148751

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Twin Cities Fund considers proposals from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that:

-Serve a Twins Cities-area audience

-Offer programs that encourage teens to learn, experiment and collaborate with the latest technologies, developing skills and experiences to help them succeed in their careers, contribute to their communities and lead outstanding lives. This includes technologies include computing, robotics, 3-D printing, digital photography, filmmaking and videography, graphic design, audio production, game development, programming and app development; and tech skills and workforce readiness programs that will help teens achieve a degree or credential, achieve self-supporting wages or have opportunities for further education and career advancement.

-Arts and Culture organizations that add to the vibrancy of the seven-county Twin Cities metro area

The Best Buy Foundation will not fund endowments as part of a larger capital campaign.

Subsequent capital campaigns will not be considered for at least five years after the last scheduled payment of a prior capital grant.

An organization may be eligible to receive regular operating, program or project support in addition to receiving capital support through the Twin Cities Fund grants.

Pre-Application Information:

Requests will be considered when the organization reaches 50% of the campaign goal.

To apply for a capital grant nonprofits must submit a letter of inquiry (including description of the campaign) by February 1.

Take the eligibility quiz to see if your nonprofit meets the criteria to submit capital grant Letter of Inquiry.

Nonprofits will be contacted and advised as to whether or not a full proposal will be accepted. If accepted, nonprofits will be sent a link to submit immediately through the on-line process.

Accepted capital requests will be presented at the Q1 Foundation meeting (generally in April). Site visits may be conducted between April and June with final decisions announced after the Q2 meeting (generally in July).

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Seven-county Twin Cities metro area