Minnesota Common Grant Application
The Minnesota Common Grant Application is designed to help make the grantseeking process simpler and more efficient for nonprofits. The form can reduce the amount of time grantseekers must spend rearranging basic information from one proposal to the next to fit the grantmakers' varying application requirements.
Minnesota Council on Foundations
MCF is a regional membership association of grantmakers. The Council's mission is to strengthen and increase participation in organized philanthropy. This site offers a wealth of information for grantmakers and grantseekers.
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
This site offers information on Minnesota's nonprofit sector, including a searchable database on nonprofit organizations and a Nonprofit Library with documents on many nonprofit management issues.
Northwoods Nonprofits is an educational program to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations inNorthern Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin through networking, collaboration, board-building, resource-sharing and life-long learning.
The Foundation Center
Serving the information needs of grantseekers and grantmakers.
The Grantsmanship Center
This site lists new grant announcements daily from the federal government's online Federal Register.
America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth, is dedicated to mobilizing individuals, groups, and organizations from every part of American life, to build and strengthen the character and competence of our youth.
Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota
The Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota provides a strong and effective voice for children who cannot speak or vote for themselves. CDF-Minnesota provides services, such as research, publications, education, advocacy, and outreach to engage, mobilize, and motivate Minnesotans to consider the well-being of children in all private and public decision-making so that no child is left behind.
for Children, Youth & Families
Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families serves as a point of contact for grantmakers seeking collegial and collaborative relationships with other funders concerned with children, youth, and families.
Minnesota Department of Education - Early Learning
Connect with a variety of resources for Minnesota's young children and their families, early education professionals, child care providers, and more within the Early Learning section of the Minnesota Department of Education website.
ParentFurther is a Search Institute resource for families providing positive parenting tips including managing the effects of media on children and youth. It has partnered with the former National Institute on Media and the Family.
University of Minnesota Extension Youth Development
A Minnesota-based resource for Research and Evaluation, 4-H Youth Development, the Youth Work Institute, trainings, and more.
Zero to Three
ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.
Communities for All Ages
Communities for All Ages is a national initiative that helps communities address critical issues from a multi-generational perspective and promote the well-being of all age groups.
Generations United a national membership organization focused solely on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and policies.
The Anderson Center is a nonprofit organization that provides management and business development services to facilitate economic progress in Greater Minnesota. The Center serves entrepreneurs, managers, executives, owners, and advisors from businesses and nonprofit organizations across Greater Minnesota. Among the Center's services are a number of highly focused Forums primarily hosted in St. Cloud, Owatonna, and Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
The Northland Foundation offers tuition assistance for business owners, executives, and management as well as nonprofit leaders from northeastern Minnesota to offset the cost of Forum trainings. Please contact the Northland Foundation for application information.
APEX (Area Partnership for Economic Expansion)
The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) is a private sector nonprofit organization tasked with expanding economic growth and business development in the Duluth area and the surrounding region. Its roots can be traced to the 2001 Mayor’s Economic Summit in Duluth, MN, where hundreds of business leaders and community members worked together to chart a new course for the region’s economy. APEX’s mission is to drive wealth to the region which will in turn create new employment opportunities.
Granite Equity Partners, Inc.
Granite Equity Partners invests financial and human resources in growing and profitable companies with revenues of $10-$100 million that are located within drive time of Granite’s St. Cloud, Minnesota offices. The firm focuses on management buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth equity achieved through the sale or purchase of a business, generational transfers, or business expansions.
The Greenstone Group is an initiative of the Northeast Entrepreneur Fund created to invest in the professional development of high-performing, high-potential entrepreneurs in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. The initiative seeks to foster a culture of entrepreneurship and strengthen entrepreneurs through group-based learning, peer support, and access to a variety of business services.
Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
The IRRRB Economic Development site describes the many financial and business development services that this unique state agency can provide to businesses located or locating in Minnesota's Taconite Tax Relief Area (TTRA).
Minnesota Community Capital Fund
The Minnesota Community Capital Fund (MCCF), a nonprofit organization, offers local communities and economic development organizations throughout Greater Minnesota the opportunity to participate in an innovative new development financing resource. This flexible loan fund is designed to leverage millions of dollars in underutilized local Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) capital. Through the pooling of RLF resources, the Fund provides its members with greater lending flexibility, the capability of offering much larger loans than would be possible with limited existing local resources, and no cost professional fund management services.
Minnesota Employee Ownership Fund
The Minnesota Employee Ownership Fund provides subordinated, bank participation loans of up to $1 million to businesses in Minnesota that wish to transfer ownership to their employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The Fund also hosts informational seminars in Minnesota communities to better inform business owners, bankers, attorneys, accountants, financial planners, and others about ESOPs and their benefits to both business sellers and employees.
Minnesota Power Economic Development
The Minnesota Power Economic Development Program provides site selection assistance, business development services, access to the Minnesota Community Capital Fund, and other special services for its customers.
Natural Resources Research Institute
NRRI's mission is to foster economic development of Minnesota’s natural resources in an environmentally sound manner to promote private sector employment. It supports the study of the economic impact and sustainability of Minnesota’s minerals, forest products, peat, biomass, and water-related industries.
NorthlandConnection.com is a web-based dynamic economic development research tool designed to provide the most current information needed to facilitate business expansion and retention in Northeastern Minnesota and Douglas County, Wisconsin. The portal contains data based on International Economic Development Council guidelines for site location including information on real estate, workforce, industries, infrastructure, resources and quality of life. It also offers direct links to Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Comparisons, a reference library, and a Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tool for locating real estate and businesses.
Northeast Entrepreneur Fund, Inc.
The Northeast Entrepreneur Fund, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization that provides education and technical assistance to help people develop their ideas for starting a business or expanding a small business in Northeastern Minnesota.
The Northland Institute was established in 1996 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) subsidiary corporation of the Northland Foundation. The mission of the Northland Institute is to develop innovative asset-building strategies for low-income individuals, entrepreneurial nonprofits, and community economic development organizations. The Institute is pursuing its mission primarily through the design of new products and services for the economic development finance field, the development of innovative new approaches to support employee business ownership, and the promotion of regional business networks to introduce business leaders to the most successful business practices and real world solutions to common business problems of our times.
Opportunity Finance Network
The Opportunity Finance Network is the leading network of private financial intermediaries, or community development financial institutions (CDFIs), identifying and investing in opportunities to benefit low-income and low-wealth people. Its CDFI Assessment and Ratings Service™ (CARS™) is a comprehensive, third-party analysis of community development financial institutions that aids investors and donors in their investment decision making. The Northland Foundation is an OFN member and has earned an "AA1" CARS rating for the Business Finance Program.
The Northspan Group, Inc.
The Northspan Group, Inc., is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and diversification of the economy in the upper Midwest. Northspan offers a full array of professional business and community development services.
UMD Center for Economic Development
The Center for Economic Development of the University of Minnesota-Duluth encourages economic development and innovation by providing area businesses and organizations with competent and timely technical assistance supported by training, education, and research.
Community Experience Partnership
This site is created by and for community foundations interested in civic engagement, with a specific focus on people over 60. It contains information, resources, and examples drawn from the experience of nearly 40 community foundations involved in this work and the opportunity for dialogue among those exploring or implementing activities in this arena.
Adult Day Care
AdultDayCare.org offers listings for adult day care services by state and community.
Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging
The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging serves to make Northland communities desirable places to live and grow old. It links people with information; assists community groups and service providers with planning, coordination, and development; and improves the quality of life for older persons and their families through local and regional initiatives.
Aging Services of Minnesota
Aging Services of Minnesota is the state’s largest association of organizations serving Minnesota seniors, with more than 1,000 member organizations statewide. Aging Services is the state partner of LeadingAge and the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA).
Grantmakers in Aging
Grantmakers In Aging is a national membership organization including all types of philanthropies with a common dedication to improve the experience of aging.