Grants, © Photo by Kelley Brenner

2021 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

Racial and Social Justice Grants

In 2021, Stillwater Area Community Foundation awarded a new grant to support projects that address Racial and Social Justice (RSJ) within our communities. Grant applications were measured on five criteria: project purpose, sustainability, community connections, reach, and funding sources.

The $15,000 Racial and Social Justice 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!

Great Idea Competition

Win up to $10K for your civic-minded project!

Great Idea past recipients and details here

Fall Grants

As our endowment continues to grow, so will our capacity for grant making. Every 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 this year’s $15,000 Fall Grant is River Valley Trails for Limitless Cycling. In early summer 2022, Limitless Cycling will be implementing 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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