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Community Connections

Grants to North Dakota, South Dakota, and
Minnesota Nonprofits to Benefit Rural Areas

GrantWatch ID#: 176260
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Otter Tail Power Company


Grants to North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota nonprofit organizations, schools, and charitable and volunteer groups for projects and programs that will positively impact rural communities within the funding source’s service area. Funding is primarily awarded for activities in the areas of education, environmental stewardship, health and human services, community enhancement, and arts and culture.

Organizations must have 501(c)(3) status. Exceptions include public and private educational institutions, volunteer fire departments, and rural EMT services.

Not Funded:
-Requests from outside Otter Tail Power Company’s service area:
-Lobbying, political, or fraternal groups.
-Requests for doors, windows, roofs, or heating systems.
-Programs that pose a potential conflict of interest to the company.
-Religious organizations, unless the organization is seeking charitable funds in the direct interest of the entire community and not to promote a particular faith.
-Fundraising events, social events, or goodwill advertising. (Contact your local Customer Service Center for potential support.)
-General operating support for educational institutions.

The Community Connections committee meets quarterly on or about March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15. All requests must be received two weeks prior to the meeting. You will be notified of the committee's decision within two weeks of the meeting.

Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the address listed below.

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

Apply online here:

Or mail the application to:

Community Connections
Otter Tail Power Company
215 South Cascade Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Direct questions to:

Becky Luhning

More information about Otter Tail Power Company's service area may be found here:

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USA: Minnesota   North Dakota   South Dakota

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