Resources for Providers

Funding opportunities for providers of food, basic needs, emergency shelter, and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness. While most of these are grants for registered nonprofit, public, and other tax-exempt agencies, some may also be available to small businesses and community organizations that are not registered nonprofits.

If you are a provider who is eligible to apply for any of these funding opportunities, Ramsey County can provide technical assistance with your application. Please contact us for more information.

*Please note: The information given here is intended as a guide and is not authoritative. For accurate, up-to-date information about deadlines, eligibility, and more, please consult the grantor’s webpage or contact them for information.

Grantor Name of Grant Who can apply? Purpose Deadline More info
Suburban Ramsey Emergency Coalition Food and Housing Insecurity Nonprofit organizations serving residents within the Mounds View and Roseville School Districts Address the immediate needs of the underserved and most vulnerable impacted by COVID-19; food insecurity and housing instability for those at risk of eviction, foreclosure or homelessness Rolling

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FEMA/National Board (Phase 37) The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) Direct providers of food, shelter, and supportive services, including nonprofit and governmental organizations Mass shelter, rent and mortgage assistance  May 21, 2020

Application

Phase 35 Manual (note: Phase 37 manual not yet available)

EFSP Funding Info

Application submittal to: 
FEMA/National Board (Phase CARES) The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP)

Direct providers of food, shelter, and supportive services, including nonprofit and governmental organizations

Mass shelter, meals served and other food May 21, 2020

Application

Phase 35 Manual (note: Phase 37 manual not yet available)

EFSP Guide to Served Meals 

EFSP Guide to Other Food

EFSP Funding Info

Application submittal to: 
PFUND COVID-19 Response Fund Individuals and organizations (nonprofit and for-profit) impacted by COVID-19 Microgrants for individuals and organizations in LGBTQIA communities that are most affected by the coronavirus crisis Rolling More Info
Women's Foundation of MN COVID-19 Women and Girls Response Fund Nonprofits, American Indian Nations, schools, local government and law enforcement, other tax-exempt organizations. Supporting women and girls experiencing gender-based violence, older women, women and girls who needs short-term financial support for everyday needs due to the effects of COVID-19 (childcare, eldercare, food, housing, transportation, health and wellness). June 12 More info
Minnesota Council on Foundations Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus Community intermediaries such as local community foundations, tribal nations, community development financial institutions, etc., that have an existing grant-making or fund distribution process in place to get funds to individuals and families, nonprofit organizations, and/or small businesses. Addressing needs that arise due to economic impact of coronavirus.

Proposals will be considered approximately monthly.

Next deadline: May 22, 5:00 p.m.

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Open Your Heart Hunger and Homeless Grant Nonprofit agencies or other tax-exempt entities For hunger relief programs and emergency shelter providers serving people experiencing homelessness or domestic violence survivors in Minnesota. June 1 More Info
Open Your Heart Emergency Grant Agencies that have no other resources available and will require suspending services without immediate assistance. To support hunger relief programs and emergency shelter providers Rolling More Info
Otto Bremer Trust Community Benefit Financial Company Emergency Fund Nonprofits and other community organizations; emergency requests only For qualified nonprofits and other community organizations impacted by and responding to the pandemic. Rolling More Info
Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grants 501(c)(3) public charities or government entities (including schools) Generally, for projects that address a community problem. Will expedite consideration of grant applications related to COVID-19. Rolling More Info
Open Road Foundation Direct COVID-19 Response Organizations engaging in direct COVID-19 response For activities that “flatten the curve,” minimizing the economic and social effects of the pandemic. See More Info More Info
CenterPoint Energy Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund Qualifying nonprofit organizations in CenterPoint Energy’s utility footprint. For organizations responding to the COVID-19 crisis and supporting vulnerable and at-risk populations. See More Info More Info