The Cargill Foundation supports rigorous education programs for K - 12 in Minneapolis and its northern and western suburbs.
Cargill Foundation funding focus areas
Programs/services that take place during the school day, typically within the classroom. Often, the teacher is the instructor or participates in the instruction. These programs/services are often rigorous, curriculum-driven and embedded in the other areas of learning at the school or district.
Eliminating Barriers to Education Success
Programs/services that youth attend either before or after the school day. Generally, paid program staff or volunteers provide these services. Students typically are recommended to the program by the school staff or the program recruits students or parents directly.
We support organizations that serve a significant proportion of children from Minneapolis, Minnesota and/or its northern and western suburbs. These cities include: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Plymouth, St. Louis Park, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Wayzata, Eden Prairie, Richfield and Edina.
2012 Application process - funding application
Applications for the Education funding area are accepted on an ongoing basis, however because of the rigorous requirements, applications in this area are often by invitation only. Please contact The Cargill Foundation director for further information if your program fits the Education funding definition above.
Eliminating Barriers to Educational Success
The Cargill Foundation will not be offering the Eliminating Barriers grant cycle this year.
Grantees that received funding in 2012 should have received a letter notifying of this change.