Applicants are now invited to submit applications for the F. R. Bigelow Foundation’s 2020 Grant Program.
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The F. R. Bigelow Foundation seeks to enhance the quality of life for all in the greater Saint Paul area, fostering a vibrant East Metro region.
The F. R. Bigelow Foundation considers grant applications from nonprofit organizations and public entities fostering a vibrant East Metro region and seeking to achieve racially and economically equitable outcomes in the areas of arts & culture, economic & community development, education & youth development, health, housing and human services.
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Areas of Interest
Arts & Culture – Strengthening the arts & culture sector to serve all individuals and all communities across the region by supporting capacity building, capital projects and community programs.
Community & Economic Development – Building a strong and vital East Metro through community building, physical development and strengthening support for low-income individuals, families and underrepresented communities through workforce development and training.
Education & Youth Development – Supporting under-served children, youth and young adults by investing in access to high-quality education and youth development both in and out of school from cradle to career.
Health – Increasing health equity through quality, affordable, culturally relevant services, particularly for low-income, uninsured, under-insured and socially marginalized individuals.
Housing – Improving access for low-income individuals and families to affordable quality housing, preventing and ending homelessness.
Human Services – Investing in basic needs for individuals and families, helping them be safe, stable and independent.
Types of grants available
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Their current grant opportunity includes:
General operating support for organizations that are seeking to achieve racially and economically equitable outcomes in our primary areas of interest
Capital projects located within the East Metro area
They will also consider second and third year program grants for current grantees.
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The Foundations primary geographic focus is the Greater Saint Paul metropolitan area, which includes Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, with a particular emphasis on serving people who live or work in the city of Saint Paul.
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Grants can be made to 501(c)3 organizations, education or governmental units and religious institutions. Grants can also be made to groups working through an eligible fiscal sponsor.
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Grant requests not accepted
Capital projects located outside Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties
Programs not primarily serving residents of Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties
Sectarian religious programs or organizations
Grants to individuals
For more information, visit https://www.frbigelow.org/grant-guidelines