The Eveleth Community Foundation Fund provides grants for initiatives that meet the changing needs of our community in the following areas: arts, community and economic development, education, the environment and human services. The Advisory Board may, from time to time, emphasize one area over another when emerging needs or opportunities require special attention. Within these five areas, projects receive priority for meeting some or all of these criteria:
- Collaborative or organizational efforts that address budget deficiencies or strengthen service results
- Efforts to address underlying causes of community problems or that prevent problems
- New projects requiring start-up funds
- Efforts that undertake studies on matters impacting civic issues or public policy
- Initiatives that help organizations resolve crises within our community
- Projects that build an organization’s program and/or management capacity or quality
- Responses to well-documented community needs and/or requiring moderate grant money while producing significant results
- Projects that embrace the spirit of generosity and giving
One-time, core mission support may be considered for funding if one, some or all of the following conditions are present:
- A demonstrated, critical and timely need exists for effective program services
- An organization is strategically positioned to provide core services and requires assistance to meet demands
- A unique situation could effectively be addressed with one-time support
Unrestricted funds cannot provide long-term support for any purpose. Therefore, agencies must have the financial potential to sustain a program after funding has ended. However, during critical times, one-time grant awards for general operating support are intended to provide temporary assistance.
To be eligible to apply for funding, an organization must:
- Be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or classified as an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Be located in or provide service to residents within the Eveleth Community Foundation Fund service area. This area is defined as municipal boundaries of Eveleth and Leonidas and Fayal Township. If applicants need more information or clarification about the service area, please contact the Eveleth Community Foundation Fund.
Grants generally range from $500 to $5,000.
- Application available March 1-April 3, 2023 (due by 5 p.m.)
- Project begin date: July 1 or later.
- If awarded, funds would be available in July. Notifications will be emailed at the end of June.