Guidelines & Timeline

Community Building 
2020 Grant Round: Opens Feb. 3 and Closes March 10

Fostering initiatives that strengthen the community.

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

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

Education
2020 Grant Round: Opens Feb. 3 and Closes March 10

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
2020 Grant Round: Opens Feb. 3 and Closes April 10

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
2020 Grant Round: Opens Feb. 3 and Closes April 21

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
2020 Grant Round Opens Feb. 3 and Closes April 21

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. 

2020 Community Grant Round Timeline

Feb. 3 - March 10 Education
Feb. 3 - March 10 Community Building
Feb. 3 - April 10 Women's Fund
Feb. 3 - April 21 Basic Human Needs
Feb. 3 - April 21 Arts, Culture & Creativity