- Granite Falls (Round 1)
- Litchfield (Round 1)
- Worthington (Round 1)
- Marshall (Round 2)
- Montevideo (Round 2)
- Willmar (Round 2)
Funds are limited to specific corridors within these six communities, and other communities are not eligible for this funding. Assistance and translation/interpretation services are available to ensure all eligible projects can access the application process.
Contact Scott Marquardt at [email protected] or 320-583-4629 for information if your project is in one of these six communities.
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.[divider style=”0″]
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 for this grant round are:
- Early learning and development
- Stable families
- K-12 years
- Vibrant and welcoming communities
- Pathways to meaningful work
Applicants must complete the grant application online before 5 p.m. on March 15, 2023. Find more details by downloading the request for proposals (RFP) document below.Apply Now
Before completing this questionnaire, please review our grant guidelines to be sure your project fits within our guidelines and criteria.Fill out the grant pre-application questionnaire
Questions can be directed to Nancy Fasching at 320-484-9104 or [email protected].