The Minneapolis Foundation announces a call for proposals for Capacity Building Grants from their OneMPLS Fund.
Priority will be given to organizations that seek to advance equity as part of their mission, and which are led by and/or grounded in the wisdom and needs of Black and Indigenous people and people of color.
The OneMPLS Fund is that it supports organizations and projects that demonstrate:
- Intersectionality: They support integrated approaches that recognize the connections between community issues.
- Systems change: They support strategies that increase access to opportunity by targeting the policies and practices that keep inequitable systems in place.
- Innovation: They support organizations that identify and implement groundbreaking, catalytic, or upstream solutions to pressing issues.
- Multi-generational approaches: They support work that strengthens their community across generations.
- Community voices: They believe that those closes to issues are best positioned to understand and address them.
- They expect to award 20 to 30 grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 apiece, with an anticipated average award of $30,000 to $40,000. In total, they have approximately $700,000 to $800,000 available to grant.
What They Will Fund?
- Staff And Administrative Capacity to properly manage restricted state and federal funding, and/or to implement programs that have experienced increased demand during the pandemic.
- Technology Resources to help nonprofit organizations adjust how they work to meet community needs amid the Delta variant surge.
- Staff Wellness Resources And Incentives to combat burnout and encourage sustainability within nonprofit organizations amid the increased demands imposed by the ongoing pandemic.
- Planning And Visioning Resources to help nonprofit executive directors and their boards reflect and seek advice to build the capacity of their organizations to be sustainable (in terms of operations, fundraising, communications, community engagement, etc.) during and beyond the pandemic.
These grants will support organizations that serve Minneapolis and the inner-ring suburbs of Hennepin County (Brooklyn Center, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Anthony, and St. Louis Park).
This funding opportunity is open to:
- Small- To Medium-Sized Nonprofits with budgets of up to $2.5 million that have supported children, youth, and families in need, or adults seeking living-wage career and business opportunities during the pandemic.
- Nonprofit Intermediaries with larger budgets, but which have experience partnering with small- to medium-sized nonprofits that align with the description above.
For more information, visit https://www.minneapolisfoundation.org/stories/onempls/onempls-capacity-building-grants/