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Grants to Minnesota Youth Programs and
Organizations for Youth Enrichment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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BK5K Road Race, BK5K Youth Fund, Winona Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/10/20 End of Business Day


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Grants of up to $5,000 and a grant of up to $75,000 to Minnesota nonprofit youth programs and organizations in eligible regions for programs and projects that promote youth enrichment. Priority is given to requests for specific program funding or capital equipment. Funding is intended for the following school districts: Winona, Lewiston-Altura, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau, and Cochrane-Fountain City School Districts.

Funding awards are evaluated on a competitive basis considering need, fiscal viability, and benefits to youth development. 

Revenues from past events were used to fund the Winona High School Nordic Ski program, baseball, orchestra, marching band and AP English programs, Cotter High School Canoe Club, softball fields, marching band, and H.O.T. math programs. Bluffview Montessori has benefited from funding for iPads and the Winona Area Catholic schools STEM program has received funding. Other recent organizations who have received financial support include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Winona Family YMCA, Junior Achievement, Winona Park and Recreation Department, and Home and Community Options.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153623

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants up to $5,000 will be considered. A grant of up to $75,000 will also be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Youth programs and organizations within the geographic boundaries of the following school districts are eligible:
-Winona School District
-Lewiston-Altura School District
-Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District
-Cochrane-Fountain City School District
​Public, private, and charter schools within these districts are also eligible.

Organizations must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency (or have a fiscal sponsor) serving youth 18 years and younger.

General operating requests, such as staff salary, travel and operating expenses, will not be considered. Funds for scholarships or trips will also not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications are due by the end of the day on Friday, April 10th.

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

If you'd like to apply, please email to receive a copy of the grant application.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Winona, Lewiston-Altura, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau, and Cochrane-Fountain City School Districts

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