Stillwater, Minn. – Stillwater Area Foundation, a community foundation, is now accepting grant applications from area non-profit organizations for its 2017 grant awards. This year’s awards will be issued to support local projects and activities addressing water quality or substance abuse.
As a community foundation, part of the organization’s role is to keep a pulse on the area’s current and emerging needs and concerns. This year’s grant focus, selected by the foundation’s board of directors, is based on insight gathered during recent forums seeking input from local residents, non-profits and civic leaders.
Non-profit organizations involved in environmental activities relating to water quality or social services addressing substance abuse within the greater Stillwater area, which covers approximately the same area as school District 834 (north of highway 94) are encouraged to apply. The submission deadline for proposals is October 31, 2017. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded in December.
Last year, Stillwater Area Foundation issued grants to several social services organizations to support their work in addressing mental health issues affecting children and youth. Stillwater Area Foundation’s core areas of focus include education, human services, the arts, civic projects, youth and the environment. It supports community needs and quality of life through the annual Great Ideas competition held every spring.
Stillwater Area Foundation is a community foundation affiliated with the St. Croix Valley Foundation. To learn more, please visit Stillwater Area Foundation at www.stillwaterareafoundation.org.
For Immediate Release
September 25, 2017