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Carlson Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits for Education, Children at Risk, Youth
Mentoring, and to Fight Human Trafficking in the Twin Cities Area

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Carlson Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/15/19 Receipt - Deadline for Human Trafficking focus area only


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Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations for education, children and youth at-risk, youth mentoring, and human trafficking prevention in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some applicants will be required to submit a quality assessment prior to the application.

Specific to mentoring, the Foundation is particularly interested in:
- Supporting youth mentoring programs that exhibit characteristics of high quality and excellence.
- Fostering innovation and creativity within the field of youth mentoring.
- Supporting efforts to increase the number of adult mentors to serve youth.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149139

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation provides grants to organizations which are tax-exempt and publicly supported under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Funding from the Foundation primarily supports organizations and programs within the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals (including scholarships), for political campaigns, or for lobbying efforts that are intended to influence legislation.

Pre-Application Information:

Youth Mentoring Grant Applications: If your organization is applying for a youth mentoring grant, the Foundation requires completion of the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota's Quality Mentoring Assessment Path (QMAP) before an application may be submitted. A summary of your organization's QMAP results should be attached to the application. For more information and to access QMAP, please visit the following link at the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota:

The Foundation board meets three times each year in April, July, and October. Grant applications must be received by January 15, April 15, or July 15, to meet the deadlines for the respective meetings.

- Focus Area: Education: Deadline, January 15; Anticipated Decision, late April/early May
- Focus Area: Mentoring: Deadline April 15; Anticipated Decision, late July/early August
- Focus Area: Human Trafficking: Deadline July 15; Anticipated Decision, late October/early November

All applications received by the established deadlines via the Foundation’s online application process will be reviewed by the Foundation.

Because of the high volume of funding requests received, the Foundation often must decline to support proposals of obvious merit, which are either outside the Foundation’s guidelines or beyond its available resources.

The Foundation may request a site visit and/or additional information relevant to your proposal, such as recent financial statements. All applicants will be notified funding decisions following a board meeting.

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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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General Contact Information:

Carlson Family Foundation
550 Tonkawa Road
Long Lake, MN 55356
phone: 952.404.5605

If you have questions as to which deadline applies to your request, please contact a Foundation team member:

C. David Nelson, Executive Director
Tel: 952.404.5636
Fax: 952.358.2437

Dana Jensen, Sr. Program Officer
Tel: 952.404.5638
Fax: 952.358.2438

Julie Pilarski, Executive Assistant
Tel: 952-404-5614
Fax: 952-358-2414

Joanie Weis, Grants Manager
Tel: 952.404.5605
Fax: 952.358.2405

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