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Community Event Sponsorship Grant

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
for Events to Promote Homelessness Awareness

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies to support events, community forums, and conferences that promote awareness for hunger and homelessness. Funding may be requested for events carried out by organizations that have a primary purpose of addressing the needs of the homeless and the hungry.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176533

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are:

-Agencies that are organizing an event with the primary purpose of raising awareness of hunger and homeless issues or improving services to people who are hungry and or homeless. Fundraising events are not eligible.

-Agencies that serve hungry and homeless people as their primary function.

-Agencies must have 501(c)3 status OR be recognized as tax exempt by the the IRS (i.e. schools, units of government or tribal governments) OR use a fiscal agent with 501(c)3 status.

-Organizations must not limit service based on individual’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, orientation, marital status, age, or disability.


-Open Your Heart will not fund programs whose primary focus is serving disaster victims, day care programs, group homes, or senior housing and nutrition programs.

-OYH will only award one Hunger and Homeless or Community Event Sponsorship grant per calendar year to a nonprofit agency. Agencies with multiple programs or sites are only eligible for one grant per year. Education Grants and Special Projects are considered under a separate process and do not count toward this limit.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant deadlines are January 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1, and November 1.

The next deadline is November 1, 2016.

Agencies will be notified of grant decisions approximately two months after the due date.

Contact Information:

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

Ed Murphy, Executive Director

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless
333 Washington Ave. N., Suite 409
Minneapolis, MN 55401


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota