The program awards fifty grants of $10,000 each to nonprofit organizations that serve communities of color in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area of Minnesota. To be eligible, organizations must have 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code, or be a school or unit of government, and must be located in and serving diverse populations in the Twin Cities seven-county metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties).
The General Mills Foundation has announced the continuation of the Celebrating Communities of Color grants program for 2010-11.
Organizations must apply for project support. The program does not award grants for operating or capital support.
Eligible program areas are Youth Nutrition and Fitness -- supporting innovative programs that help improve youth nutrition and fitness behaviors; Education -- supporting efforts that emphasize student academic achievement, particularly at the K-12 level; Arts and Culture -- supporting organizations that provide innovative performing arts and cultural programs as evidenced through innovation, program quality, and contribution to their community; and Social Services -- supporting programs that strengthen families and promote a safe, nurturing environment for children and youth.
Visit the General Mills Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and the online application form.