In a joint effort between the Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the Initiative Foundation, grant dollars are available from the Central Minnesota Rural Poverty Fund.
Grant funds are to be allocated between four quarterly deadlines of June 30, Sept. 30, Dec. 30 and March 30.
The rural poverty fund seeks applications from agencies that serve rural populations in the 14 surrounding counties. Grants are available for planning and implementation of projects and programs that address rural poverty. Grants may establish or supplement existing emergency and transitional activities that relate to poverty issues.
Eligible applicants include 401 (c) (3) non-profit organizations and local units of government in 14 area counties, including Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs, Todd and Wadena counties.
For more information, contact Susan Lorenz at the Community Foundation at (320) 253-4380 or Katherine Stoch at the Initiative Foundation at (320) 632-9255. Completed applications must be mailed to the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, 101 S. Seventh Ave., Suite 200, St. Cloud, MN 56301.
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