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Mardag Foundation Grant

Grants to Eastern Minnesota Nonprofits and Agencies for
Programs Supporting Seniors, At-Risk Families, and Children

GrantWatch ID#: 177078
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Minnesota Philanthropy Partners - Mardag Foundation


01/04/17 3:00 PM

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Grants to Eastern Minnesota nonprofits and public agencies for programs that support senior citizens, youth, and young adults, at-risk families, nonprofit capacity-building, and children and early childhood development. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact program staff before December 16, 2016.

The geographic focus of grantmaking is the East Metro area of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, as well as Greater Minnesota.

Primary areas of interest are:

- Improving the lives of at-risk families, children, youth and young adults, with an emphasis on early childhood development.
- Supporting seniors to live independently.
- Building the capacity of arts and humanities organizations to benefit their communities.
- Supporting community development throughout Saint Paul

The Foundation will consider grant applications for:

-Capital projects, program expansion and special projects of a time-limited nature.

-Start-up costs for promising new programs that demonstrate sound management and clear goals relevant to community needs.

-Support for established agencies that have temporary or transitional needs.

-Funds to match contributions received from other sources or to provide a challenge to raise new contributions.

Not Funded:

-Programs exclusively serving Minneapolis and the surrounding West Metro area.
-Scholarships and grants to individuals.
-Ongoing annual operating expenses.
-Sectarian religious programs.
-Federated campaigns.
-Conservation or environmental programs.
-Events and conferences.
-Programs serving the physically, developmentally or mentally disabled.
-Health care programs.
-Legal programs.
-Capital campaigns of private secondary schools.*
-Capital and endowment campaigns of private colleges and universities.*

* The Foundation will review, on their own merits, grant applications received from private secondary schools and private colleges and universities for purposes not excluded above.

The Mardag Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations and public entities located within and serving residents of Minnesota.

If you are applying for a grant this round, you are strongly encouraged to contact a Community Impact Team expert before December 16, 2016.

Specific dates for the upcoming grant round will be available in the Grantee Portal about a month prior to the Application Open date. First-time Grantee Portal users are strongly encouraged to complete the portal registration early.

Applications not received in time for a grantmaking meeting are carried forward to the next one.

To see if a project fits the guidelines and interests of the Foundation, applicants are encouraged to call a Community Impact Team expert prior to preparing a full application.

Email completed application documents to the contact.

If you are representing an arts or cultural organization, Mardag Foundation recommends, but does not require, that you complete a Cultural Data Project data profile for your organization.

For more information, visit

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

To apply, go to

Ashlee Tri, Operations Analyst
Community Impact Department

Mardag Foundation
101 Fifth Street East, Suite 2400
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1800

East Metro area of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington Counties; Greater Minnesota

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