Grant Details

Central Minnesota Community Foundation - Rural Poverty Fund

(320) 257-9715
  • Employment, Economic Development, Job Related and Business Grants
  • Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
  • Community Improvement, Capacity Building
  • Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
  • Minnesota
  • Benton
  • Cass
  • Chisago
  • Crow Wing
  • Isanti
  • Kanabec
  • Mille Lacs
  • Morrison
  • Pine
  • Sherburne
  • Stearns
  • Todd
  • Wadena
  • Wright
Maximum Grant Amount
June 30, 2024

In even years (2020, 2022, 2024…) the Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the Initiative Foundation are jointly offering the Rural Poverty Fund grants for planning and implementation of projects or programs that address rural poverty.

The next application period will open on April 1, 2024.

Grant funds may: Establish or supplement existing emergency and transitional activities which directly address specific and immediate needs that rural people have due to poverty or be used to assess community needs and assets, develop action plans, or provide for project implementation in rural areas. Grants must relate to a variety of identified programs or agency needs.

Focus Areas:
  • Establish or supplement existing emergency and transitional activities
  • Assess community needs and assets
  • Development of action plans
  • Provide for project implementation

  • Areas served include the 14 counties of central Minnesota: Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright.

  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits and local units of government.

Deadline: June 30th, 2024 - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 4/27/2023

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