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Minnesota Foundation Deadlines

Every year grantwriters help nonprofits secure hundreds of millions of grant dollars to make essential services available to Minnesota communities. The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) works to inform, promote, connect, and strengthen individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector. Building bridges to grant funding is a crucial strategy in our work.

The MCN team has compiled a non-exhaustive list of upcoming deadlines for Minnesota-based foundations that participate in significant grantmaking. The list is updated a few times a year with information from a combination of form 990s, foundation websites, and the 2021 Minnesota Grants Directory. Deadlines and priorities change, so please confirm dates with foundation staff before applying. The list was last updated on May 5, 2021.

Grantseekers should look to other resources for additional funding opportunities such as the 2021 Minnesota Grants Directory. MCN members can also access GrantStation, a comprehensive database of thousands of foundation and government funders, for $95/year through their MCN membership. To learn more visit (please note: you must be logged into your MCN account to receive the subscription discount).

Download the MN Foundation Deadlines Resource

Want more? Check out funding opportunities from these Minnesota state agencies (links will bring you to either open opportunities and/or where you can subscribe to alerts):

For more information on state grants, please visit: