This week, MCF member Minnesota Community Foundation opened applications for its Transformational Fund, a unique opportunity for a nonprofit poised for organization-wide, long-term change to receive a one-time grant of up to $500,000.
To be eligible, organizations must serve Hennepin County residents and work primarily to help individuals and families become self-sufficient. Organizations with education programs that directly lead to self-sufficiency are encouraged to apply.
Other key criteria include:
- A strong business model
- Clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the nonprofit’s current infrastructure
- Commitment from the staff and board to the transformation this grant would bring about
Last round’s recipient was AchieveMpls, a nonprofit that works to ensure academic achievement, equitable opportunities and career and college readiness for all students.
Visit the Minnesota Community Foundation website to learn more and watch an informational webinar about the Transformational Fund. The application deadline is December 14 at 5:00 p.m.