Economic Development Administration - Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

Status: Accepting Applications

  • EDA solicits applications from applicants in rural and urban areas to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs.

  • Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

  • EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive- merit-basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States.

Due Date: There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new PWEAA NOFO.

Office of Economic Opportunity - Emergency Services Program

Status: Accepting Applications (Survey Questions)

  • Complete this survey. The survey will stay open on a rolling basis for providers to request funding as needs arise. Providers can request funds multiple times through the survey.

  • Funds can cover expenses from April 1, 2020 and beyond. Funds must be expended by February 1, 2021, or until 60 days after expiration of the peacetime emergency, whichever occurs first. 

  • The primary grantee eligibility requirements are that the applicant is:

    • A Tribal Government; 

    • A Local Unit of Government; or

    • A Non-profit Organization

  • Providers applying for these funds must:

    • Target persons experiencing homelessness (including those are literally homeless or doubled-up) AND

    • Must be either a drop-in center, overnight shelter-rotating church, congregate overnight fixed-shelter, overnight shelter – motel voucher, congregate transitional housing, and/or street/mobile outreach program.

  • Direct questions about the survey, eligibility, funding process, etc. to Katelyn Warburton at

Due Date: Rolling

PFund Foundation - COVID-19 Response Fund

Status: Accepting Applications 

  • This funds micro grants to individuals and nonprofits that are most affected by the Coronavirus.  The first round of grants is prioritizing the communities listed below, all of whom are particularly impacted by this crisis.

    • Low-income residents, including those without health insurance and/or access to sick days

    • Low-income workers in disproportionally impacted industries, such as healthcare and the service industry, as well as gig-economy workers

    • Residents with greater health risks, including people over age 60, people with compromised immune systems, and pregnant people

    • People experiencing homelessness

    • People with disabilities

    • Communities of color

    • Undocumented workers and families

Due Date: Rolling

Bush Foundation

Status: Re-purposing funds, Accepting Community Innovation proposals

  • Bush Foundation will not be offering the Bush Prize, rather they have re-purposed this funding for COVID-19 response activities and initiatives. 

  • The Bush foundation is contributing to the MN Council on Foundation/MN Disaster Fund.

  • Bush Foundation will continue to accept regular Community Innovation proposals and try to expedite COVID-19 proposals. The Foundation is finalizing criteria now with more details to follow.  

Due Date: Community Innovation grants accepted year-round

Greater Minnesota

Alexandria Area Community Foundation

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Amounts are generally between $1,000-$5,000 with occasional amounts in excess as determined by the Foundation

  • Operating support for organizations serving residents of Douglas County

Due Date: Rolling, applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis

Central MN Community Foundation

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Amounts are generally between $500-$5,000 

  • Operating support for organizations serving residents of Benton County, Stearns County, and/or Sherburne County

Due Date: Rolling, applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis

Community Foundation of Carver County

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Amounts are generally between $1,000-$5,000 

  • Operating support for organizations serving residents of Carver County

  • Grant considerations for community-wide impact as follows:

    • Heightened awareness of equity and supporting vulnerable populations

    • Economic impact of reduced and lost work

    • Immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations related to closures

    • Increased demand for medical information and support including mental health services

    • Fear and confusion among the most vulnerable resident

Due Date: Rolling, applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis

Initiative Foundation for Central Minnesota

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Priority will be given to new or existing programs or services that provide for the basic needs of individuals and families negatively affected by the COVID-19 health crisis. Examples include food security, housing, clothing, health care and employment.

  • Must serve the people and communities in Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright counties, and the sovereign tribal nations of the Leech Lake and Mille Lacs Bands of Ojibwe

  • Maximum grant award of $5,000

Due Date: Extended to at least September

Willmar Area Community Foundation

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Amounts are generally between $500-$5,000 

  • Operating support for organizations serving residents of Kandiyohi County

Due Date: Rolling, applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota Caring Foundation
Status: Accepting Applications

  • Allowing current grant recipients to reallocate funds to respond to emerging needs. 

  • Accepting new applications from nonprofits and community organizations, email or submit this form.

Due Date: Rolling

Open Road Alliance - Direct COVID-19 Response

Status: Accepting applications now

  • For charitable organizations engaging in direct COVID-19 response, prioritizing organizations and activities that move towards longer term adaptation and systemic/sustainable impact beyond the immediate outbreak.

  • Up to $100,000 USD

  • Mid-implementation – programs that are otherwise fully funded (not pilot projects)

  • One-time cash need – well-defined discrete funding need (not pooled funds)

  • Prioritizing clear, demonstrable, and deep impact that

  • Can demonstrate clear potential to ‘flatten the curve’; AND

  • Supports longer-term societal and economic adaptation beyond the immediate outbreak

  • Any geography and any sector

  • Preference for organizations/interventions operating at scale or systems-change

Due Date: Rolling, reviewing submissions as they're received

*Loans also available

The Anthem Foundation

Status: Accepting applications now

  • Anthem Foundation Program Grants support ongoing community health programs with proven and measurable outcomes. 

    • Invests in traditional and nontraditional problem-solving approaches

    • Favors initiatives that prioritize obtaining strategic, measurable results 

Due Date: Rolling; however, spring 2020 grant cycle will be by invitation only

Good360 - COVID-19 Product Philanthropy

Status: Accepting Applications

  • If an organization is in need of products for COVID-19 response and prevention, please e-mail Kaitlin FitzGerald, Regional Manager of Disaster Recovery

Due Date: Rolling, email with your needs

Native Americans in Philanthropy - Native American Community Response Fund

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Partnership with Decolonizing Wealth and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition

  • Funding may be used for direct emergency assistance to Native American individuals and families to supply food, to prevent homelessness or eviction, to provide shelter, and for support and services for at-risk elders over the next few months. 

  • $5,000 grant awards for general operating support, provided on a trust-basis to Native-led nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. 

Due Date: funding is by-invitation only for now. Given limited funds, funding decisions are guided by a group of Native American leaders based on information we are tracking about the pandemic and its impact on Native American communities.

St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation - Community Sharing Fund

Status: Accepting Applications 

  • For individual and families with verifiable emergency needs when other services or funds are unavailable. Grants are approved for rent, damage deposit, utility costs, medical expenses, childcare, transportation and other critical needs.

Due Date: Rolling, reviewing as applications are received

Modest Needs - Self-Sufficiency Grant

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Unexpected or emergency expenses that an individual or family living paycheck-to-paycheck could not possibly afford without a short-term hand-up.

  • Monthly bills that an individual or family living paycheck-to-paycheck cannot afford to pay at the time of their application because of a documentable extenuating circumstance that occurred within the past year.

Due Date: Rolling, reviewing as applications are received

Gottlieb Foundation - Emergency Grant Program

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation.

  • The maximum amount of this grant is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical

Due Date: Rolling, reviewing as applications are received

Peace First - Rapid Response Grants

Status: Accepting Applications

  • Help young people around the world lead projects that address community impacts of COVID-19, from providing meals to elderly neighbors to launching digital mental health campaigns to support youth feeling isolated. 

  • Open to young people between the ages of 13-25, anywhere in the world

Due Date: Rolling, reviewing as applications are received