对于希望申请的组织，第一步是熟悉自己 our approach, including our grantmaking priorities. You may also want to review the Foundation’s general 资金常见问题.
If, after reading our website, you feel your organization fits within our strategies and program principles, we encourage you to contact the 充满活力和公平的社区（Communities）团队 before starting an application. This conversation is intended to help you make a decision about applying and make the best use of your time; a conversation is not required for funding.
To help you prepare, you can preview the application form (PDF, 单词). Additional resources include Frequently Asked Questions, that is, commonly asked questions with responses specific to the Communities program.
Within two weeks of receiving your application, Communities staff will be in contact with you regarding next steps. We strive to make a decision and distribute funding within three months of receiving an application.
We provide operating and project grants to organizations in Minnesota. With very few exceptions, applicants must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt nonprofit organizations to be eligible for a grant.
What The Communities Program Does Not Fund
- Transit- and transportation-related efforts (see Midwest Climate and Energy)
- Workforce development education and training
- Scholarships or other types of assistance for individuals (see Arts & Culture)
As required by the Internal Revenue Code, the Foundation will not fund attempts to influence specific pending or proposed legislation, including referenda, local ordinances, and resolutions. However, we may support organizations that lobby when in compliance with IRS codes.
McKnight has a one-step application process and accepts proposals on a rolling basis. We strive to make a decision and distribute funding within three months of receiving an application. 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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