Private foundations in Minnesota may provide grant portal sites or detailed information about their grant programs on their official websites. While not all foundations have dedicated grant portals, many do share valuable information for prospective grantees. Here are some private foundations in Minnesota that you can explore for potential grants:

  1. **The McKnight Foundation:**

– **Website:** [McKnight Foundation](

– The McKnight Foundation supports initiatives in Minnesota that focus on the arts, education, environment, and regional and international development. Explore their website for details on grants and application guidelines.

  1. **The Bush Foundation:**

– **Website:** [Bush Foundation](

– The Bush Foundation supports organizations and individuals in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. Check their website for information on grants and eligibility criteria.

  1. **The Minnesota Community Foundation:**

– **Website:** [Minnesota Community Foundation](

– The Minnesota Community Foundation is a community foundation serving the state of Minnesota. Their website provides information on available grants, focus areas, and the application process.

  1. **The Otto Bremer Trust:**

– **Website:** [Otto Bremer Trust](

– The Otto Bremer Trust supports organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Montana. Explore their website for information on grants and funding priorities.

  1. **The George Family Foundation:**

– **Website:** [George Family Foundation](

– The George Family Foundation supports initiatives related to integrative health and wellbeing, education, and environmental sustainability in Minnesota. Check their website for information on grants and application procedures.

  1. **The GHR Foundation:**

– **Website:** [GHR Foundation](

– The GHR Foundation focuses on global development, education, and health. While they operate globally, they are based in Minnesota. Explore their website for details on grants and their areas of impact.

  1. **The Blandin Foundation:**

– **Website:** [Blandin Foundation](

– The Blandin Foundation supports rural communities in Minnesota. Check their website for information on grants and their approach to community development.

While exploring these foundations, look for sections related to grants, community investments, or funding opportunities. Contact the foundations directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information on their grant programs. If available, follow their application guidelines for submitting proposals. Check out for grant resources.

Arthur Sweat