Grantmaking is a key role of community foundations like Southwest Initiative Foundation.
Most of our grants are awarded through our more than 120 fund partners, which have their own grant application guidelines. If you have a fund in your area, it may be a resource for you.
We can award grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies and projects that use one of these entities as a fiscal partner. We don’t award grants to individuals or to start a business. Instead, entrepreneurs can talk to our loan team. If the business plan seems like it could be a fit for Southwest Initiative Foundation, our loan team will help you apply for financing.
Open Grant Round: Grow Our Own
We are offering grants to support 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations directly serving our southwest Minnesota communities for work related to Grow Our Own. Areas of focus include:
- Early Learning and Development
- Stable Families
- K-12 Years
- Vibrant and Welcoming Communities
- Pathways to Meaningful Work
Download the full request for proposals PDF below for more details. Applicants must complete the grant application at https://swifoundation.tfaforms.net/4762009. The grant deadline is 5 p.m. on December 6, 2021.Apply for a Grow Our Own Grant
Questions can be directed to Nancy Fasching at 320-484-9104 or [email protected].