The St. Charles Area Community Foundation (SCACF) provides grants to support programs and projects that improve the quality of life and build a stronger community in the greater St. Charles area. The foundation is primarily interested in funding new and innovative projects or programs that build on existing strengths of an organization or the community.
Proposals must be submitted by a 501(c) nonprofit organization or a unit of government, such as municipalities, townships, and school districts. Include a copy of the IRS Determination Letter if the applicant is a 501(c) organization. Applicants that are not tax-exempt nonprofit organizations must apply through a suitable fiscal agent willing to accept responsibility for the project, such as a municipality or school district.
Grants are awarded as funding permits. The SCACF Board of Directors uses the following criteria when reviewing and evaluating applications:
In addition to the above criteria, preference is given to the following:
Generally SCACF does not make grants to:
Grant applications may be mailed to St. Charles Area Community Foundation, c/o Grant Committee, P.O. Box 743, St. Charles, MN 55972.
Answer the following questions in no more than 2 pages:
I have read and comply with the grant application requirements and criteria. To the best of my knowledge, all information provided in this application is true and correct.
Agreement: In submitting the application, the applicant agrees to the following:
St. Charles Area Community Foundation is an affiliate fund of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.