Applications Due: March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15
A minimum of 60 percent of grant funds are awarded to the Foundation’s home communities in the Grand Rapids/Itasca County, Minn., area, including the communities of Blackduck, Hill City, Northome, and Remer.
Outside of the Foundation’s home giving area, grants are focused on fewer, high-impact awards to projects with the potential to establish models that can be emulated by other communities. Preference will be given to communities that have participated in a Blandin Foundation community leadership program.
Eligibility and our areas of focus guidelines apply. Response in 90 days or more.
These grants provide a more nimble response to project-based initiatives by simplifying the application and reporting process.
Proposed projects must fit within the same guidelines as Blandin Foundation major grants. You may refer to the Online Grant Application Guide as you fill out the form. Response in approximately 30 days.
Graduates of Blandin’s community leadership programs (BCLP, BRCLP, LPEP, LEDC, ACE) may apply for these funds to assist with projects to plan for a vibrant future for their communities. Previously these grants were called Rural Quick Start grants. Response in approximately 30 days.
Donations are available to qualified nonprofits in our home communities with a 501(c)3 status for projects that meet an emerging need. Limited to one per organization per calendar year. You may refer to the Online Grant Application Guide as you fill out the form. Response in one to two weeks.