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Hugh J. Andersen Foundation Grant

Grants to Minnesota and Wisconsin Nonprofits in St. Croix
Valley for Children, Youth, Education, and Health

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Foundation / Corporation

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Hugh J. Andersen Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/15/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Minnesota and Wisconsin nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of arts and humanities, education, health, human services, environment, civics and government, and community services. The primary geographic focus area is the St. Croix Valley: Washington County in Minnesota and Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin.

Programs in St. Paul, Minnesota that serve the residents of St. Croix Valley and utilized by St. Croix Valley residents may also be considered if they are unduplicated in St. Croix Valley.

Within the primary geographic focus areas, the Foundation is particularly interested in direct service programs:
-Serving children and youth, especially those that provide personal development activities.
-Providing various social support services to the community at large.
-Providing access to health-related services and information.
-Providing educational opportunities and enrichment to the general community.

The Foundation will only consider the following types of programs and organizations if services are provided in the St. Croix Valley – Washington County in Minnesota and Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties in Wisconsin:
- Special projects or programs in public schools
- Programs for individuals with developmental or physical disabilities
- Programs for seniors
- Public/civic projects and activities

From time to time the Foundation may consider programs in other parts of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area and Greater Minnesota. Please contact the Program Director prior to submitting a proposal to determine if the program might be of interest to the Foundation.

The Hugh J. Andersen Foundation’s mission is to give back to the community through focused efforts that foster inclusivity, promote equality, and lead to increased human independence, self-sufficiency and dignity.

The Foundation is particularly interested in asset-based programs created, initiated, supported or staffed by the constituency for whom benefits are sought. This type of effort builds upon and further develops individual and community capacities. These programs or projects are internally motivated and organized, rather than need-based, service-oriented systems brought in and directed by non-constituents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179822

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded only to qualified charitable organizations that are designated as tax exempt under Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)(3) and are not classified as private foundations.

The Foundation does not make loans, and does not provide grants or scholarships to individuals. The Foundation also does not provide grants for lobbying activities, fundraising dinners and events, or travel.

In addition, the Foundation:
- Will generally not fund the entire project budget, but prefers to be part of an effort supported by a number of sources. Typically, Foundation funding is a small percentage of the project’s budget.
- Considers major endowment and capital requests for funding to be a low priority.
- Does not provide funding through fiscal agents.

The following types of organizations and programs are generally not considered for funding:
- Agencies/divisions/councils/programs that have counterparts in St. Paul or the St. Croix Valley
- Arts organizations exclusively focused on Music, Dance or Visual Arts
- Athletic teams
- Business/economics education
- Child care centers
- Civic action groups
- Debt or after the fact situations
- Immigration/Refugee issues and programs
- Independent media productions
- Political/voter education
- Private or alternative schools
- Religious institutions.

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of inquiry are generally recommended for organizations new to the Foundation or outside the St. Croix Valley. Organizations may choose to submit either a letter of inquiry or a full proposal. Letters of inquiry are reviewed at the Foundation’s next board meeting. If the board determines that the request falls within its guidelines and interests, a full proposal will be requested from the applicant for review at the following board meeting.

Deadlines for submitting proposals or letters of inquiry are March 15, June 15, August 15, and November 15.
Proposals or letters of inquiry must be received in the Foundation’s office (not postmarked) on or before the deadline date. Hand delivered applications must be received in the Foundation’s office by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

Applicants will be notified within four weeks after the deadline if the proposal is to be considered by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Final funding decisions will usually be mailed out within four weeks after the board meeting. The Board generally considers requests in June, September, December and February.

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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.

Please send or deliver completed proposal to:
Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
White Pine Building
342 Fifth Avenue North, Suite 200
Bayport, MN 55003-4502

For questions, contact:
Brad Kruse, Philanthropy Director
(651) 275-4489

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota: Washington County and St. Paul;   Wisconsin: Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties