FIRST TIME APPLICANTS: Watch this video to find out how to access and create your Grant Portal Account
Grant Portal Access / Creating an Account
Watch this video to learn how to apply for a grant in the Grant Portal
How to Apply for a Grant
Watch this video to learn more about your Grant Portal dashboard
Your Grant Portal Dashboard

One Application

One Process

Annual Grant Cycle

July 15 - September 15

The Foundation supports projects that:

  • Significantly benefit the community for the resources invested

  • Are creative, innovative and address community needs

  • Eliminate duplication of services and encourage cooperation

  • Increase volunteer involvement and commitment to community needs

  • Leverage other resources

The Foundation will not grant for the following:

  • Religious groups for religious purposes

  • Fundraising events or activities

  • Marketing (non-program) Materials [Examples: video tapes, brochures, and advertising]

  • Grants to individuals

  • Government agencies unless in collaboration with 501(c)(3) agency program request

  • Grants outside the Greater Itasca Area

  • Travel or conferences

The Grand Rapids Area

Community Foundation

looks for projects and programs

where a moderate grant

can significantly

impact the community.

In order to receive a grant from the Community Foundation, you must be a nonprofit or not-for-profit organization, or have a charitable mission with a fiscal agent who carries a valid 501(c)(3) status.  If you have questions, please call us at: (218) 999-9100. 


350 NW 1st Ave, Suite E  | Grand Rapids, MN 55744  |  218-999-9100

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