How to Apply

2018 (FY19) Grant Timeline

Submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI): June 1 – July 10, 2018
Submission deadline is 7/10 at noon.
Submit online through The Minneapolis Foundation’s website.
Invitations issued for full proposals: July 31, 2018 Notification via email
Submit a full proposal: August 1 – 30, 2018
Application deadline is 8/30 at noon.
Proposals accepted by invitation only; submit online through The Minneapolis Foundation’s website.
Award notification: Mid-November 2018 Notification via letter

Grant applications will be by invitation only. To be considered for an invitation, log in to The Minneapolis Foundation’s grants system and submit an online letter of inquiry that describes: 1) your organization and programs, and; 2) how your work aligns with one or more of the Ciresi Walburn Foundation for Children’s three key areas, which are available here. Information about the population served by your organization and actual and/or expected program results is helpful. Please note that the online form will limit your letter to the equivalent of two pages of typed text (approximately 1,000 words).

Letters of inquiry will be accepted online between June 1 and noon on July 10, 2018. Letters received after noon on July 10 will not be considered. Please contact Grants Manager Andrea Porter at or 612-672-8663 if you need help accessing our online system.

Upon invitation, full applications must be submitted through The Minneapolis Foundation’s online portal in August.

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