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Stevens Square Foundation Grant

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits, Agencies, and Religious Institutions
in Eligible Regions for Support Programs Benefiting Seniors

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Grants of up to $30,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and religious institutions in eligible regions for activities that benefit the aging population. Funding is intended to support existing programs, create new programs, and general operating support. Grants must be used to provide direct services targeting seniors who are financially vulnerable and have other demonstrable needs. Eligible organizations will provide services in the Greater Twin Cities metropolitan area, comprising Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties.

The Foundation supports two types of programs:

Existing Programs that enable seniors to remain in their homes

  • Homes may include a variety of living arrangements, but not long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities

New Programs for:

  • Planning -┬áto develop innovative (new) projects or programs that improve the lives of older adults
  • Implementation - to pilot or to carry out innovative new programs and projects, or substantially expand existing programs that significantly improve the lives of older adults

Priority will be given to programs that address the following

  • Target access to services for:
    • Underserved groups (e.g., immigrant, ethnically and/or racially diverse seniors, and LGBTQ seniors)
    • Persons who have weak or non-existent personal support networks (whether due to mental illness, dementia, loss of age-peers, etc.)
  • Provide core community-based services: Caregiver Support, Care Coordination (service navigation), Chore/Homemaker (including minor home repair and modification), Social/Emotional Support (social engagement), and Transportation (when integrated with other services)
  • Provide evidence of maximizing the use of volunteers and other local community resources (including for fundraising)
  • Provide evidence, where possible, of initiating client fees from those financially able to pay (whether fee-for-service models, sliding scale fees, or other strategies)
  • Provide evidence of coordination and collaboration with other support agencies in the community

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166121

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants typically range from $10,000 to $30,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are for one year. A new application must be submitted for each year for which funding is requested.

It is possible for organizations to apply for and receive funding for up to three consecutive years. After three consecutive years of funding, organizations must take one year off before reapplying for further support.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are restricted to private, nonprofit organizations for purposes defined under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, public agencies or religious institutions.

Organizations are eligible to apply for general operating support if their primary mission is to improve the lives of older adults.

Not eligible for funding:
- The delivery of direct medical and psychological services to individuals and/or other services that are also covered through individual payments by Medicaid or Medicare
- Services provided to individuals living in long-term care facilities
- Individuals
- Capital projects or campaigns
- Endowments
- Major building construction

Pre-Application Information:

Online proposals will be accepted between February 3 and February 28, 2020
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020, by the end of day

Applicants will be notified by late September of the status of their grant request.
Grant award notifications are mailed by September 30.
Grant funds are available by mid-October.

Application Process:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

For help with the online application system, please call the Foundation at 612-825-1368.

Alice Hill, Executive Director

Stevens Square Foundation
318 West 48th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Fax 612-822-8587

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: The Greater Twin Cities seven county metropolitan area: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties

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