Community Innovation Grants
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
The Community Innovation Grants Program awards funding to
nonprofits working to create effective, equitable, and
sustainable changes in communities. For fiscal year 2022,
the selection criteria has been simplified to focus on
impact and equity and to address critical and urgent
community challenges, including needs related COVID-19.
Priority will be given to proposals working toward more
equitable opportunities and outcomes for Black people,
Indigenous people, people of color, and people from rural
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
- Violence prevention that focuses on men
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.
Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Amount of funding
There is no limit on grants amounts.
Applicants requesting more than $20,000 must apply
online. A link to the online application
is available on the
Applicants requesting between $500 - $20,000 must apply
through one of the Bush Foundation's community partners.
American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · 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
For complete information about funding programs, including your
application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided
for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes
or monitor application status.