Organization Grant Application Process

All eligible organizations, including current grantees, must first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI).  After RMSFF staff review the LOI, you may be invited to submit a full proposal.  Please submit all materials through the Foundation’s online application portal

1.   Access our online portal and submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI).

  • If you have an account, login using your email address and password.

  • If this is the first time you've applied, you'll need to create an account.

2.   Determine your eligibility.

  • If you cannot provide “yes” answers to the eligibility questions, do not submit an LOI. 

  • If you can answer “yes” to the eligibility questions, complete the form and submit by LOI due date below. Proposals for counties outside Minnesota and Florida counties mentioned above are by invitation only.

3.   You'll know within 14 days whether or not to submit a grant application.

4.   If invited, login again to complete and submit a grant application.*


Submission Deadlines

Foundation Award Cycles


Applications Due

Fall 2017 Cycle**


Open for LOIs
until May 22, 2017

June 16, 2017

Spring 2016 Cycle


Now closed

Now Closed

Spring 2017 Cycle





 *The RMSFF Board of Trustees makes funding decisions twice a year in the spring and in the fall. An invitation to submit a grant application does not guarantee funding but indicates we'd like to learn more about your organization and your funding request.

**If you are a Fall 2016 grant recipient, your six-month check in report was due March 21, 2017 and is required to be considered for an invitation to apply for Fall 2017; your final report is due on September 21, 2017 and will inform our final recommendations to the board.