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BCLP Detroit Lakes Area

March 23 - 27, 2020

Retreat Dates:  March 23-27, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: May 19, 2020 Workshop II Date: July 21, 2020 Workshop III Date: September 15, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Detroit Lakes area Application Deadline:  Monday, January 27, 2020 How to apply: Apply online Download a PDF

Over $50,000

March 15, 2020

Grants for large-scale projects with long timelines that address systemic community change. 60 percent or more of our annual grantmaking is made in the Itasca area, our home giving area. Grants for work in other parts of rural Minnesota focus on high-impact projects that other rural communities can learn from and emulate. 2019 application deadlines …

BCLP Battle Lake, Henning, and Ottertail Area

March 9 - 13, 2020

Retreat Dates:  March 9-13, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: May 12, 2020 Workshop II Date: July 7, 2020 Workshop III Date: August 25, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Battle Lake, Henning, and Ottertail area Application Deadline:  Monday, January 20, 2020 How to apply: Apply online …

BCLP Hutchinson Area

February 24 - 28, 2020

Retreat Dates: February 24-28, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: April 21, 2020 Workshop II Date: June 23, 2020 Workshop III Date: August 18, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Hutchinson Area Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory form by following the personal link …

LPEP Grand Rapids

February 20 - August 20, 2020

Leaders Partnering to End Poverty (LPEP) is designed for community members of all income levels, who are engaged in their community, and who are passionate and committed to ending poverty. The program consists of seven training sessions, community events and community conversations – all in the participating community. Upcoming LPEP Informational Meeting: Tuesday | December …

BCLP Fosston Area

February 10 - 14, 2020

Retreat Dates: February 10-14, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: April 7, 2020 Workshop II Date: June 9, 2020 Workshop III Date: August 11, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Fosston Area Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory form …

BCLP Fergus Falls Area

January 27 - 31, 2020

Retreat Dates: January 27-31, 2020 (to be held at Sugar Lake Lodge – Grand Rapids, MN) Workshop I Date: March 31, 2020 Workshop II Date: June 2, 2020 Workshop III Date: July 28, 2020 *workshops to be held in the Fergus Falls Area Retreat Pre Work: Blandin Community Leadership Programs Forms Complete the Background Information Inventory …

$10,001 – $50,000

January 1 - December 31, 2020

Smaller grants geared to project-based initiatives, with a simpler application and reporting process. Applications accepted throughout the year. We respond within 30 days. Projects must fit our eligibility and grant guidelines. Download application below and email to LuAnn Robinson.

$1,001 – $10,000

January 1 - December 31, 2020

A simpler application and reporting process for project-based initiatives with smaller scope or shorter timelines. Projects must fit our eligibility and grant guidelines. Start a new online application The online application guide offers helpful hints for completing the application. If you need a paper application, download it below. Email to LuAnn Robinson when you have it …

Blandin Leadership Program Grants

January 1 - December 31, 2020

Previously called Rural Quick Start grants, these grants of up to $5,000 are available to alumni of our leadership programs (BCLP, BRCLP, LPEP, LEDC and ACE). Applications are reviewed throughout the year. We respond in about 30 days. First: review the Leadership Program Grant Guidelines Then: Complete the online application form