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 21 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 2019 Cycle**
 Now Closed
 Now Closed
Spring 2020 Cycle**

Oct 14, 2019
Nov 6, 2019


Dec 4, 2019

*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.

**With some exceptions, if you are a Spring 2019 grant recipient, your six-month check-in report was due Oct 9, 2019 and, with a few exceptions, your final report is due on Apr 9, 2020 and will inform our final Spring 2020 recommendations to the board at their Spring 2020 meeting. If you are a Fall 2019 grant recipient, your six-month check in report is due Mar 10, 2020; your final report, with a few exceptions, is due Sept 9, 2020.