Grant Guidelines

GRANTMAKING GUIDELINES

**NEW FOR 2019**

 

The Beim Foundation supports grants in the areas of arts, education, environment and human services.

Grantmaking Programs and Guidelines

The Beim Foundation makes grants through the Minnesota Legacy Program and the Regional Grant Program.

Minnesota Legacy Program

Through the Minnesota Legacy Program, The Beim Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations located in the seven-county Twin Cities metro area.  Under this granting priority, the Foundation will support a limited number of programs or projects that serve disadvantaged populations.

Arts

In 2019, The Beim Foundation will accept Letters of Intent (LOIs) from new or ongoing arts programs or projects that serve disadvantaged, K-12 youth.  Grants will likely range between $10,000 and $30,000.

GRANTS WILL BE MADE TO ARTS PROGRAMS/PROJECTS THAT:

  • Demonstrate service to disadvantaged, K-12 youth, and
  • Focus on Art Creation

PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO PROGRAMS/PROJECTS THAT DEMONSTRATE CLEAR EXAMPLES OF INNOVATIVE APPROACHES THAT ARE:

  • Participant designed,
  • Leverage community resources, and
  • Have a ripple effect in the community.

GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS: 

Only programs or projects located in the seven-county Twin Cities metro area are eligible to apply.

WHO CAN APPLY: 

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that are located within the seven-county Twin Cities metro area.

HOW TO APPLY: 

LOI’s will be accepted online starting December 17, 2018 and must be submitted by January 11, 2019.  Full Proposals, if invited, will be due March 15th.  Funding decisions will be announced by June 15, 2019.

Application Procedures

Environment

In 2019 The Beim Foundation will invite proposals from a limited number of environmentally focused programs or projects located in the seven-county Twin Cities metro area that serve disadvantaged populations.  Invitations will be sent in February 2019.  Unsolicited proposals under this granting priority will not be considered.

 

Regional Grant Program

Through the Regional Grant Program, the Foundation invites proposals for consideration.  Unsolicited applications for this giving program will not be considered.

Application Procedures

The Beim Foundation does not support the following –

  • Individuals
  • Private foundations
  • Political organizations or campaigns
  • Religious organizations, including schools, except for secular human activities
  • Organizations that have as a substantial part of their purpose, the influencing of legislation
  • Memberships, subscriptions, tickets for benefits, conferences, fundraising events, annual campaigns
  • Endowment

Grantmaking Philosophy
In all of its grantmaking, the Foundation supports projects that are strengths-based, focus on prevention, and apply common sense solutions to community needs. The Foundation favors innovative approaches that are participant designed, leverage community resources, and have a ripple effect in the community.