Guidelines & Timeline

Community Building - Accepting Applications: Feb. 27 - April 5, 2019

Fostering initiatives that strengthen the community.

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Promote,preserve and enhance communities in Cass and Clay counties. 

Education - Accepting Applications: Feb. 27 - April 5, 2019

Lifting lives through learning. 

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Provide inclusive learning opportunities for all people in our community. 

The Women’s Fund - Accepting Applications: Feb. 27 - April 12, 2019

The Women's Fund, an endowed fund of the FM Area Foundation, also has a separate grant round to fund projects and programs that support women and girls. Learn more about the Women's Fund grant opportunities.

Arts, Culture & Creativity - Accepting Applications: Feb. 27 - May 3, 2019

Inspiring imagination and innovation through arts and culture. 

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Deepen community-based arts education, and cultivate appreciation of diverse cultures and art forms. 

Basic Human Needs - Accepting Applications: Feb. 27 - May 3, 2019

Building ladders out of poverty.

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

  • Provide resources to meet basic needs and give opportunities to build pathways to prosperity. 

2019 Timeline

Feb. 27-April 5 Education
Feb. 27-April 5 Community Building
Feb. 27-April 12 Women's Fund
Feb. 27-May 3 Basic Human Needs
Feb. 27-May 3 Arts, Culture & Creativity