March 11, 2021
SPREAD THE WORD!
Resources for Ongoing Derek Chauvin Trial
Grant Opportunity from The Minneapolis Foundation
The Minneapolis Foundation has announced a new funding opportunity: Starting March 15, the Minneapolis Foundation will begin accepting applications for Micro Grants from our Fund for Safe Communities.
The purpose of this grant fund is to help ensure that people have places to gather safely and resources available to promote connection and healing as we approach the anniversary of George Floyd’s death and the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing George Floyd.
These grants of $2,500 to $5,000 are designed to support gatherings & activities to address community trauma & promote wellness among youth and adult Minneapolis community members. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with decisions communicated to applicants within roughly two weeks.
Here are examples provided by the Minneapolis Foundation of activities they’re interested in supporting:
- Healing spaces that provide a safe place for community members to cope as the trial unfolds.
- Activities that promote wellness and help manage stress and trauma.
- Art, poetry, writing, and other creative actions that provide opportunities to process, reflect, and consider our path forward as a community.
To get more information about this opportunity, please contact Brandon Williams