The grant application should include only two documents as attachments to your email (described below). Documents must be in PDF format. These documents are:
1. The Minnesota Common Grant Application.
The form is available online here.
The Minnesota Common Grant Application Form is designed to help make the grant-seeking process simpler and more efficient for nonprofits. The form can help reduce the amount of time grant-seekers must spend rearranging basic information from one proposal to the next to fit grantmakers’ varying application requirements. The Minnesota Council on Foundations introduced the Common Grant Application Form in 1996 and revised it in December 2000. The form was developed based on input from MCF members and representatives from the state’s nonprofit community.
2. Cover letter.
The second document should be a cover letter explaining:
- How your program will address the root cause of a social problem
- How your organization proposes to create solutions with measurable outcome
- What specific activities or programs you would like us to fund
- How you will report annually on their activities