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Monday, September 21, 2015

Opportunity - Minnesota Humanities Center Grant

Are you involved with students from diverse backgrounds? Or do ongoing work with veterans?

The Minnesota Humanities Center, a state established organization that focuses on bringing the unique resources of the humanities to the challenges and opportunities of our times, has opened up a competitive grant opportunity through the Minnesota State Legacy Amendment Fund.

They are granting between $10,000 and $20,000 for initiatives that create opportunities for absent narratives to be produced and embedded into educational opportunities.

Absent narratives bring into public life the stories and experiences of people and communities that are often left out or marginalized.
If this sounds like something you want to know more about, visit the Humanities Center's grants page.

The deadline for proposals is October 15.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Learn - Asking questions with intention



Finding the right answers can be hard. Asking the right questions makes it easier. Check out this article from Extension's Center for Community Vitality publication Vital Connections to learn more about asking questions with intention and how it impacts groups, communities, and projects.

Photo credit Flickr user Drachmann

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Opportunity - Community Innovation Grants


Do you want to see great things happening in your community? Do you have a creative idea of what that could look like? Then the Bush Foundation has a fantastic opportunity - the Community Innovation Grants.

The focus is on trying innovative and breakthrough solutions to address community-identified issues and opportunities. Whether you are thinking big or small, this could be the grant for you as recipients can apply for amounts ranging from $10,000 to $200,000.

Head over to the Bush Foundation's site for all the details.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day


Here's to a happy, and safe, Labor Day. A special thanks goes out to all the workers who have made contributions to the strength, well-being and prosperity of Minnesota.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Opportunity - Fall 2015 Grant Forum


From Main Street to parks and trails, from site recovery to small city development, grants are available for communities and organizations to help make positive changes. The Region Nine Development Commission is hosting an Grant Opportunity Forum for presenters to share about programs that will aid community and economic development.

It's happening on Thursday, September 24 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the South Central Service Cooperative in North Mankato. If you live or work in Sibley, Nicollet, Brown, Le Sueur, Watonwan, Blue Earth, Waseca, Martin, or Faribault county, come check it out.

To register for this free event and see the full agenda, visit the Region Nine Development Commission page.
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