Funding opportunities for nonprofits

Do you have a new idea that encourages positive change, inspires collaboration, and will impact communities? Maybe we can help. Since 2014, local government and nonprofit organizations have used more than $11.5 million in funding to positively impact central Minnesota communities.

These programs are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit members in Sourcewell's five-county service area.

Looking for funding for local government?

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    Sourcewell will match 50% of the project costs up to $3,500. Entities are eligible for one Match award per fiscal year.

    2023-24 Community Match Funds application for nonprofits (PDF) >

    Sometimes great ideas just need money. Our goal is to financially jump-start under-funded, impactful projects to help them get off the ground and reach a successful outcome. During Review Day events, regional representatives select which projects to fund based on their potential positive impact in the community.

    How to apply:

    1. Read and complete the pre-inquiry form by Feb. 28, 2024 >
    2. You will be contacted by March 15, 2024 if a full application is requested. 
    3. If a full application is requested, here is an example executive summary and budget to help you with the application.

    Shape future community leaders and get support for your organization. We'll even help you pay the intern through our Internship Reimbursement Program.

    Learn how to apply >

    Sourcewell will reimburse 50% of costs incurred up to $3,000 per fiscal year per entity for hiring a third-party company to support nonprofit organizational operations.

    Learn how to apply >

    A strong statement of community commitment

    More than $1.5 mission was awarded to local nonprofit and government agencies through Sourcewell's Community Impact Funds in 2023.

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