Focus on the Future
The implementation of an innovative technology project can make a non-profit a leader in program delivery or operational efficiency that sets them apart from their peers.
Where do you see your organization in the future, and how can technology deliver you to your destination?
Who and What We Fund
Nonprofits and Tribal Governments Serving Minnesota
We award grants to Minnesota based charitable, non profit organizations that are recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) public charities or Tribal governments for any type of technology project that will improve how they meet their mission. The organization must be working to improve the lives, culture or environment of Minnesota.
Impactful Projects that Serve the Organization or Community
Projects should show a clear impact or transformation for an organization’s operations or capacity to meet its mission with measurable benefits greater than the cost. Technology investments have limited shelf lives but can amplify results and make sure the organization is ready for what comes next.
Maintenance of systems or routine upgrades in technology already deployed will not be considered.
Organizations Who Have Done the Work
Vendor/solution vetting, budgeting, and implementation plans of the technology project must be done prior to our involvement. Our focus is on funding the implementation of technology versus the planning stage.
Limitations of Funding
Generally, the Foundation will not provide multi-year grants, make grants to individuals or for the benefit of pre-selected individuals, provide funds to lobby legislation or influence public elections, promote any religious doctrine or any specific religious organizations, or provide funding for services outside of the state of Minnesota.