The Midwest Climate & Energy program accepts proposals from organizations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Other Midwest states remain invite-only. For organizations that wish to apply, the first step is to familiarize yourself with 我们的方法。您可能还需要查看基金会的一般情况 资金常见问题.
If, after reading our grant guidelines, you feel your organization fits within our funding strategies, contact the Midwest Climate & Energy team 在开始申请之前。
为了帮助您做好准备，您可以预览完整的提案申请表（PDF, 单词). Please also review our FAQ with commonly asked questions specific to the Climate program.
Within two weeks of receiving your application, Climate staff will be in contact with you regarding next steps. We will make a funding decision within three months of receiving your application.
We accept proposals and provide operating and project grants to organizations based in, and working in, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa (other Midwest states remain invite-only). We consider capital grants only in exceptional circumstances. With very few exceptions, applicants must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt nonprofit organizations to be eligible for a grant.
Government entities may apply for funding for innovative projects. However, we generally will not fund activities that are traditionally the sole responsibility of the government.
We do not fund the following type of requests:
- Conferences, including attendance or travel
- Discrete project development, construction, installation, and/or deployment costs (for example, materials, labor, etc.)
- Land purchase
The Foundation may consider funding requests for efforts such as advocacy and education to inform the policies and administrative rules of executive, judicial, and administrative agencies; information-sharing that is neutral, nonpartisan, and fully descriptive of both sides of pending legislative issues; and policy research.
McKnight has a one-step application process and accepts proposals on a rolling basis. We aim to make a decision and distribute funding within three months of receiving a full proposal. Given year-end priorities, grants submitted and reviewed in the fourth quarter may take additional time. We recommend submitting your request by September 1 if funding in the current calendar year is critical.
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