Grants of up to $10,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations to improve healthcare services for residents in eligible locations. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. The purpose of funding is to improve the health, well-being, and medical care of Minnesota residents. Funding must be for projects, programs, research, or equipment which are not part of the applicant’s operating budget. Organizations must be located in one of seven counties of the metro area: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties.
The Mount Sinai Community Foundation’s mission is to improve health, enhance wellbeing, or otherwise advance medical care in the Jewish and larger communities, honoring the history and legacy of the Mount Sinai Hospital.
MSCF seeks to fund innovative programs and/or essential equipment that have a meaningful, direct, and high impact on the target population.
MSCF is especially interested in discrete projects that can be identified as MSCF funded efforts. These projects or items may be funded by MSCF funds alone or with a limited number of other funding partners.
Applicants with unique grant requests who may be unable to secure funding elsewhere are encouraged to apply.
Through the generosity of the Frances & Samuel Finkelstein/Janice Finkelstein Mattison Memorial Fund, one of the grants may receive funding for cancer research or education; medical ethics/patient advocacy programs; or treatment for children, seniors, disabled, or the homeless.
MSCF seeks to fund innovative grant proposals from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Organizations must be located in one of seven counties of the metro area: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties.
Organizations that received a MSCF grant in the 2021 or 2022 grant cycle are not eligible to receive a MSCF grant in the current (2023) grant cycle and will not be considered this year.
Funding sought for information technology or equipment and/or software upgrades will not be considered unless they are integral to the delivery of the health or medical services provided.
Grant requests where MSCF grant dollars are only a small component of the overall project budget are unlikely to be funded.
- LOI Release – Wednesday, January 25, 2023
- Deadline for organizations to submit LOI – Friday, February 10, 2023, no later than 4:59 PM
- MSCF extends invitations to 16-18 organizations from LOI pool to submit full grant applications – Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Deadline for invitees to submit full grant applications – Friday, March 31, 2023
- Grant Finalists notified – Friday, May 5, 2023
- MSCF Annual Giving Circle Meeting with Finalist Presentations – Wednesday, May 31, 2023*
- Written Grant Notification Mailed to Recipients – Thursday, June 1, 2023
- Grant Recipients’ Letter of Agreement Due – June 15, 2023
- Funds Released – Funds released 3-4 weeks after grantee letter of agreement submission unless otherwise stipulated by the Grants Chair.
- Grantee Outcome Report Due – June 15, 2024
*Up to eight grant finalists will be asked to give a 15-minute presentation (inclusive of questions and answers) to the Giving Circle members at the MSCF Annual Grant Allocation Meeting to be held in person on the evening of Wednesday, May 31, 2023. Following the presentations, the Giving Circle members will vote on the grant awards.
Applicants may not submit more than one LOI during any grant cycle.
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact MSCF to discuss their projects prior to submitting an application.
Grants are for one-time funding for projects that can demonstrate measurable outcomes upon completion of the year of funding. Programs/projects funded in this grant cycle may begin as early as July 2023 and run through May 2024. MSCF funds should be spent within this time frame.