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The Transformational Fund is a unique grant program of Minnesota Community Foundation, made possible in collaboration with a generous donor. The Fund provides a one-time grant of up to $500,000 to a nonprofit organization that is poised for organization-wide, long-term, sustainable change. Please note: Your proposal should request the amount you need, up to $500,000. You do not need to request the entire amount available.
To be eligible, organizations must serve Hennepin County residents and primarily work to help individuals and families become self-sufficient. Organizations with education programs that directly lead to self-sufficiency are encouraged to apply.
The grant is intended to improve effectiveness and efficiency, support dramatic growth and change in a promising organization and allow an organization to move to and sustain the next level.
The Transformational Fund will support a nonprofit organization that demonstrates:
The Fund will not support political or lobbying organizations or activities.
Application informational webinar available to view
December 6: Application is available online
January 23: Application closes 5:00 p.m.
February: Semi-finalists identified
March: Finalists identified and site visits scheduled