Grants

Grants, © Photo by Kelley Brenner

2022 Grant Programs

General Grant Qualifications

• Applicants must be or apply through a qualified nonprofit organization
• The cause must benefit citizens within our service area
• Application must fully describe the project or program’s benefit to the community

2022 Racial Justice and Social Justice

2/8/22 The application window is now open to support projects that address Racial Justice and Social Justice within our communities. $10,000 will be awarded to promote equity and foster diversity and inclusiveness for the greater good. Do you have an idea that needs funding to implement? We encourage you to apply!

Grant application deadline – extended to 4/8/22

Award announcement early May 2022

Details and application HERE.

In 2021, Stillwater Area Community Foundation awarded its first grant to support projects that address Racial and Social Justice (RSJ) within our communities. The $15,000 grant was awarded to Stillwater Area Public Schools’ Early Childhood Family Education program – Parenting for Racial Justice. Click here for a press release on this wonderful program!

2021 Great Idea Competition

Win up to $10,000 for your civic-minded project! Details and previous winners are on our Great Idea Grant Page here!

The 2021 Great Idea grant program recipient was “Wild River Journey,” a program from Wild Rivers Conservancy in partnership with the National Park Service. The program brings Stillwater Area students onto the St. Croix River for fun, educational paddleboat field trips.

2021 Fall Grant

As our endowment continues to grow, so will our capacity for grant making. Each Fall, Stillwater Area Community Foundation issues 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.

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!

 

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