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Carlson Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits to Support Education,
Children at Risk, and Youth Mentoring in the Twin Cities Area

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Foundation / Corporation

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Carlson Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/01/18 Receipt


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Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that focus on supporting education and children and youth at-risk in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. In addition, funding will also be provided for youth mentoring programs.

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.

Through investments in education, mentoring, children and youth at risk, and youth mentoring, the Carlson Family Foundation actively participates in creating strong and healthy communities, and a competitive workforce.

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.

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Online Application:

Please complete your grant application via the online application (required). All applications received by the established deadline via the Foundation's online application process will be reviewed by the Foundation. Please click on the link below to be directed to the online application.

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:

Application Deadlines:

The Foundation board meets three times each year in April, July, and October. Grant applications must be received by January 1, April 1, or July 1, to meet the deadlines for the respective meetings.

Deadlines: January 1, April 1, and July 1
Anticipated Decision Dates: late April / early May, late July / early August, and late October / early November

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.

Contact Information:

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


Staff Contacts:

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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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: The Twin Cities Metropolitan Area of Minneapolis and St. Paul