Guidelines & Timeline

Community Building - Feb. 16-March 30

Fostering initiatives that strengthen the community.

We support projects, programs and organizations that:

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

Education - Feb. 16-March 30

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 - Feb. 16-May 11

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 - March 5-May 11

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 - March 5-May 11

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. 

Timeline

Feb. 16-March 30 Education
Feb. 16-March 30 Community Building
Feb. 16-May 11 Women's Fund
March 5-May 11 Basic Human Needs
March 5-May 11 Arts, Culture & Creativity