Opportunities for Organizations

Through these opportunities, we invest in organizations working on issues that are important to their communities and key to advancing work in our focus areas.

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Innovation Illustration

For organizations with a project that addresses a community issue in an inclusive, collaborative and resourceful way.

Grant Size:

$500 - $200,000

Status:

Applications are accepted year-round.

Bush Prize Illustration

For organizations with a track record of successful community problem solving, who work inclusively to make our region better for everyone.

Grant Size:

Up to $500,000

Status:

We are no longer accepting applications for 2019. 

Event Sponsorship Grants

For organizations hosting events that inspire, equip and connect people to think bigger and think differently, and to lead more effectively.

GRANT SIZE: Up to $50,000
STATUS: Accepting the 3rd round of applications 7/23 - 8/22.

Ecosystem Grants

For organizations that offer unique and significant support for other organizations working in our focus areas.

GRANT SIZE: $10,000 - $200,000
STATUS: Not currently accepting applications.

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Request for Qualifications

We're looking to develop investment sourcing and initial screening processes that support our emerging impact investing ideas. We are seeking local consulting support to help design and implement these processes through a request for qualifications (RFQ) process. Proposal deadline Monday, July 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Central.

Office Hours

Our staff travel outside of the Twin Cities metro area to meet with organizations in our region and discuss potential opportunities.

President's Innovation and Partnership Fund

This fund is primarily used when we are involved in partnerships with other funders. It is also considered when there is a need to move quickly in an emergency situation or to help attract other resources to the region.