Spring 2024 Grant Cycle January-March 1

Spring 2024 Grant Cycle January-March 1

Online application portal opens early January, submissions due March 1

DULUTH—The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation will open its spring grant cycle in early January and invites nonprofits to apply for funds that support projects enhancing communities throughout northeast Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, and the seven sovereign tribal nations in the region.

The grant cycle aims to empower local nonprofit organizations, and initiatives seeking to impact the social, cultural and economic development of communities, and environmental protection throughout the region. The Community Foundation is increasing the amount of time between the opening of applications and the due date, to reduce the stress experienced by our invaluable nonprofit partners. Details about the grant cycle:

  • Application period: Applications open in early January and close March 1, 2024.
  • Funds available: From over 20 community-based funds, based on priorities specified in each of the fund’s guidelines.
  • Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations (i.e., 501(c)3 and government entities) with aligned goals are encouraged to apply. Fiscal sponsor arrangements are accepted.
  • Service Area: Organizations must be located in or provide service to residents in northeast Minnesota (Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties), northwest Wisconsin (Ashland, Bayfield, and Douglas counties) and seven sovereign tribal nations (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Mashkiiziibii, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa/Atisokanigamig, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Nah-Gah-Chi-Wa-Nong, Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Gichi Onigaming, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa/Gaa-Miskwaabikaan


“We are grateful for the many generous donors who created the resources that directly contribute to the vibrancy and resilience of our communities,” Community Impact Director Michelle Morris said. “These funding opportunities help nonprofit organizations address the unique needs and possibilities of our communities and create lasting, positive change.”

The application process is designed to be accessible and inclusive, encouraging proposals that reflect the richness of our region’s interests and aspirations. A full list of funding opportunities available with eligibility guidelines is posted on our website along with directions on how to apply. Applicants with questions can contact Morris at [email protected].