Grant Application Resources
Key resources for grant applicants and grant recipients.
Key Application Dates
We have two grant rounds each year.
Spring 2024 Grant Round
Open Jan. 16, 2024 – Close Feb. 7, 2024, at 3 p.m.
Applications will not be accepted after 3 p.m. on Feb. 7.
We encourage potential applicants to attend an information session in January to learn more about our funding priorities and grant guidelines. View the information session recordings.
2024 Grant Round Updates
Each year, we consider where we can make the most impact as we listen to our nonprofit partners share their greatest needs and challenges. We recognize our partners are in the best position to determine internal priorities — and flexibility is essential.
As a result, in 2024, our grant program will prioritize general operating and capital requests. Our grant guidelines have been adjusted to reflect that we will not accept program support requests to allow us to make room for this greater flexibility. Our general focus areas remain unchanged.
In 2024, we will continue to listen as we innovate and grow under new Community Impact leadership. Do not hesitate to email any Grants Team member if you have questions or feedback. Thank you for the work you do every day to foster thriving communities in the East Metro.
Grant Guidelines & Eligibility
F. R. Bigelow Foundation funds nonprofits that seek to achieve racially and economically equitable outcomes in the areas of arts & culture, community & economic development, education & youth development, health, housing, and human services.
Resources & Support
Our Grants Team is here to answer your questions through online resources and comprehensive support.
Grant Application Portal
We use a grant portal called GranteeView for our grantmaking. The first time you use GranteeView, you will be required to register to become a grant administrator for your organization to apply for grants, track your application status, view payment history and more. Your organization may have multiple registered grant administrators. Each person in your organization must create their own account to access GranteeView.
If you are new to GranteeView, please register to become a grant administrator for your organization to apply for grants, track your application status, view payment history and more. Download registration instructions.
To begin, create a grant administrator account. Once you have registered, you will be able to connect to your organization’s profile. You will receive monthly enews and emails about grant opportunities from the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and our partner foundations. You may opt out at any time using the unsubscribe link in every email.
Start Your Application
Our Grants Team is available to discuss your grant request prior to submission. Before applying, all interested applicants are encouraged to email a member of our Grant Team to ensure that our grant program fits your needs.
1. Contact Our Team
To discuss your grant request or ask questions about our grant program, please email a member of our Grants Team.
2. Start Your Grant Application
Access our online grant portal, GranteeView. All grant applicants must register for GranteeView to apply for a grant. Registration is open now. We recommend beginning the portal registration process early.