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James R. Thorpe Foundation Grant

Grants to Minneapolis Area, Minnesota Nonprofits
for Opportunities for Local Youth and Senior Citizens

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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James R. Thorpe Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/15/18 11:59 PM - Senior Funding Proposals only


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Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations for programs and services that increase opportunities for youth and improve the quality of life of seniors residing in the City of Minneapolis and the western suburban communities.

The Foundation supports programs that address one of its two giving priorities:

Opportunities for Youth:
- The Thorpe Foundation seeks to create opportunities for middle school and high school age youth to achieve productive and independent lives. The Foundation has a focus on the needs of economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth.
- The Foundation supports in-school and out-of-school time programs that encourage character development, support academic success, and foster social and emotional well-being. The Foundation supports youth participation in arts programs which incorporate youth development goals.

Support for Seniors:
- The Thorpe Foundation seeks to foster the vital aging of seniors through support of services which help them to live engaged and independent lives. The Foundation has a focus on the needs of economically disadvantaged seniors and the frail elderly.
- The Foundation supports in-home and community-based services which help seniors to remain in their own homes. The Foundation supports social and recreational opportunities for seniors which reduce isolation and improve quality of life. The Foundation supports transportation services which reduce barriers to independence and social engagement.

The Thorpe Foundation is most likely to make general operating or program support grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173296

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Thorpe Foundation supports 501c3 nonprofit organizations located in and serving the City of Minneapolis and the western suburban communities of Minneapolis.

Applications will only be considered from organizations that have annual operating budgets of $3 million or less and have at least one paid employee.

Pre-Application Information:

Senior funding proposals: August 15, 2018.
Youth funding proposals: February 15, 2018

The online application portal will be available to applicants through 11:59 PM on the day of the application deadline.

The Thorpe Foundation will only accept one proposal annually from any organization.

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Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Kerrie Blevins, Foundation Manager

James R. Thorpe Foundation
1917 Logan Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Phone: (763) 250-9304

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: City of Minneapolis and the western suburban communities of Minneapolis