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Grants to Southwest Minnesota Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for Projects to Improve Quality of Life for the Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN)

Conf. Date:

01/07/21

Deadline Date:

01/29/21 12:00 Noon

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Southwest Minnesota nonprofit organizations, public schools, and units of government in eligible areas for new programs, initiatives, and projects to benefit the local community. Funding is intended for projects that address at least one of the following priorities: health, education, financial stability, hunger, and safety and wellbeing. Services must be provided to people living within the UWSWMN service area. This includes the communities in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and/or Redwood Counties of Minnesota.

Community Impact Priorities:

  • Health: Increase healthy behaviors and wellness
  • Education: Improve life-long learning and development
  • Financial Stability: Improve financial stability and independence
  • Hunger: Increase food access, nutritional awareness, and outreach
  • Safety and Well-Being: Increase access to services focused on safety and well-being

For more details about the Community Impact Priorities, see the Supporting Documents field below. 

UWSWMN Small Grant Program can be used for new projects such as:

  • Program work including planning, training and/or development.
  • Organizational capacity building including strategic planning, governance and other types of organizational planning and/or development activities.
  • Community and/or human service work that includes volunteer participation.
  • Emerging or unmet needs and/or to support innovative solutions to local issues.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174741

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$20,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

One-time grants of up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

The funding is to be used during the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).

Funded activities shall commence in a timely manner and expenditures shall cease within one year after receipt of the grant unless an extension is granted by UWSWMN. Funds not expended shall be returned to UWSWMN.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Programs requesting funding must be run by an organization that:
- Operates as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, a public school, a unit of government and/or have a fiscal sponsor that meets one of those requirements.
- Operates underwritten Articles of Incorporation and By-laws or other written documents or statutes that define the applicant’s purposes, membership, management, and operation.
- Operates on a non-discriminatory basis in employment, recruitment of volunteers and delivery of services.

Services must be provided to people living within the UWSWMN service area.

Funding will not support capital campaigns or event sponsorship.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant workshops are strongly encouraged for new applicants interested in applying for a Small Grant. The workshop will review the application requirements and process, etc. Workshop(s) will be held virtually. If you plan to attend, RSVP is required via email (unitedway@unitedwayswmn.org).

The next workshop is scheduled as follows:
Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 9:30 AM via Zoom.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines to submit applications during this fiscal year will be 12:00 noon on Friday, July 31, 2020 and Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00 noon.

One Small Grant is allowed per organization, per fiscal year.

Contact Information:

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

Apply onlnr: https://www.unitedwayswmn.org/small-grant-application

Email to RSVP for the workshop: unitedway@unitedwayswmn.org

United Way of Southwest Minnesota
800 E Main St
PO Box 41
Marshall, MN 56258

Phone: 507-929-2273
Email: unitedway@unitedwayswmn.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and/or Redwood Counties

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