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2021 Nonprofit Mission Award for Advocacy

Award to a Minnesota Nonprofit to
Recognize Exceptional Advocacy Efforts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN)

Deadline Date:

06/14/21 8:00 AM

Description:

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Award to a Minnesota nonprofit organization to recognize outstanding advocacy efforts. The award is intended to honor an organization that has implemented successful and effective strategies that have significantly impacted the organization's constituency. Eligible nominees may serve residents in or outside the State.

The Advocacy Award recognizes advocacy as one of the most effective and unique roles of nonprofit organizations. Nominated organizations should:

  • Implement an effective advocacy strategy;
  • Demonstrate success in its advocacy efforts; and
  • Have a significant impact on the organization's constituency.

The selection committee is particularly interested in the work of coalitions, though coalition work is not a requirement to receive this award. Types of advocacy work honored in this category could include: systems change, legislative action, civic engagement, grassroots advocacy, etc.

The achievements of the organization must be relevant (i.e. should have taken place within approximately the last 12-18 months).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185835

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Organizations chosen to receive a Nonprofit Mission Award will receive the honor and distinction of being recognized as a leader among Minnesota's nonprofits. Organizations will also receive a 2-4 minute video production capturing the organizations work for which it is receiving the award and a one-of-a-kind art glass award engraved with your organization's name. Winning organizations will be featured with a profile of the organization in MCN's Nonprofit News reaching 14,000 nonprofit peers and in media releases to Minnesota and national media. In addition, a cash or scholarship prize will be awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominated organizations for any award category must meet the following criteria:
- Nominated organizations must be based in Minnesota, even if their work serves populations outside of Minnesota.
- Organizations nominated must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Programs of nonprofits, unincorporated nonprofits, and coalitions of nonprofits may apply for the Nonprofit Mission Awards.

Government entities, business entities, and individuals are not eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

The nomination deadline is Monday, June 14, 2021, by 8 a.m.

Organizations may be nominated in more than one award category, but must submit a separate nomination for each category and must answer the criteria specific to each award.

Organizations may self nominate or apply on their own behalf. Organizations may be nominated by others.

Organizations that have been honored with an award in the past may be nominated again. However, the nominations should be in relation to different or new activities.

FAQs: https://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/about-mcn/awards-programs/mission-awards/frequently-asked-questions

Contact Information:

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

Nominate a nonprofit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXXP6N5

For questions, contact jwurm@minnesotanonprofits.org.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
2314 University Ave. West #20
St. Paul, MN 55114

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota

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