FAQ & Resources

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Application FAQ

The Foundation has a variety of deadlines, depending upon grant opportunity. Deadlines are listed on the Foundation website and on Foundant. Log onto Foundant, the grant management system, and view the Apply Page. This page will show any current open grant opportunities for which you may apply. To submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) or an application, click on the blue “Apply” button under the grant opportunity for which you would like to apply. If you do not see a grant opportunity on the list, the LOI or application process is not currently open.  If you have been provided an access code, you may enter it in the upper right hand corner to reveal the grant opportunity for which you have been invited to apply. Click here if you need more help getting started: Foundant Tutorial

Yes, Foundant, the Foundation’s online grant management system, asks you to “Create New Account” or “Log In” using an existing password.

Click the “Forgot your Password” link and you will receive an email with your password information.

Yes, please contact the Foundation with any staff changes so we keep our database up-to-date. The Foundation frequently uses our database to communicate about opportunities, applications and reports. Because the system automatically sends communications to the emails on record, we are not alerted to failed emails.


To support your program or organization, here is a list of sites that might be helpful in seeking grants:

Foundation Directory Online An online subscription database of grantmakers hosted by Candid.

Minnesota Council on Nonprofits Biweekly email grants alert email newsletter.

Minnesota Office of Grants Management An A-Z index of Minnesota department grant listings.

GrantAdvisor.org A Foundation review site allowing grant seekers to publicly review the foundations to which they apply. This provides both great peer-to-peer advice and transparent feedback to Foundations.

Guidestar An online database of all United States nonprofits, including Foundations.

Candid. Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it.