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Community Innovation Grants

Sponsor
Bush Foundation
Deadlines
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Contact

CommunityInnovation@bushfoundation.org
651.379.2266

Potential applicants may use the online scheduling system to set up a phone consultation.

Purpose

The Community Innovation Grants Program awards funding to nonprofits working to create effective, equitable, and sustainable changes in communities. For fiscal year 2021, the selection criteria has been simplified to focus on impact and equity, and proposals that address critical and urgent community challenges will receive priority.

Examples of past projects include:

  • Innovations in rural child care
  • Community-level programs for children and youth
  • Strengthening local food systems in rural areas
  • Culturally competent health and wellness programs for tribes
  • Violence prevention that focuses on men
Eligibility

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government units are eligible to apply. Coalitions or collaboratives are eligible to apply, but only one organization may be the recipient of the award.

Applicant organizations must be in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or the 23 native nations that share the same geography.

Geographic coverage
Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Amount of funding

Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $500

Application process

Applicants requesting between $10,000 - $200,000 must apply online. A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Applicants requesting between $500 - $10,000 must apply through one of the Bush Foundation's community partners.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Healthcare needs and services · Minorities · Poverty · Public health · Racial and ethnic groups · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Minnesota · North Dakota · South Dakota



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