As our endowment continues to grow, so will our capacity for grant making. Each Fall, Stillwater Area Community Foundation has issued grants to area nonprofit organizations. The focus of our grants varies from year to year. Sometimes we have an unrestricted call for applications. Other years, based on the input we receive from community leaders and area nonprofits, the foundation opts to narrow the application process to focus on some pressing challenges.
The Foundation is pausing our Fall Grant for 2023 to better understand how we can have a greater impact with our giving.
2022 Public Health & Safety
The Stillwater Area Community Foundation Fall Grant for 2022 of up to $10,000 focused on public health and safety within our communities. Focus areas included, but were not limited to: Conflict Resolution, Violence Prevention, Community Crime Prevention, Surface Water and Ground Water Protection, and Environmental Health Issues. Open to individuals, businesses, groups and nonprofits.
Bayport Police K-9 Program
$5000 was awarded to Bayport Police Department to re-establish the Police Department Canine Program. The program will assist Bayport officers (and surrounding communities), with scent-based K-9 work to enhance narcotics detection in the community as well as locate missing persons such as vulnerable teens or elders.
2021 - A Healthy Post-Pandemic Community
The focus of our Fall Grant for 2021 was to address the impacts of the pandemic on the overall health of our friends, neighbors, and the greater community. The grant focused on addressing community health and wellness, which has been so greatly impacted by the pandemic.
The recipient of our 2021 grant was River Valley Trails for Limitless Cycling. In early summer 2022, Limitless Cycling will implement a unique model of sharing adaptive bicycles within our communities. Their free service will be available to area senior living facility residents and nonprofit organizations serving veteran and disabled communities. You'll see more elders and others on area bike trails in 2022! Click here for a press release on this innovative program!
Past Fall Grant Recipients
Bayport Police Dept K-9 Program
Our 2019/2020 grants
were suspended due to Foundation strategic realignment, and Covid-19
Youth Service Bureau
The Middle St. Croix Watershed Management Organization
Stillwater Area High School