For our friends in our home state of Minnesota...
Funds for Youth and Family Services in Minnesota
The Sheltering Arms Foundation
The Sheltering Arms Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations located in and providing services in the state of Minnesota that benefit children and their families who have the least access to resources. The Foundation supports direct service programs that improve access to early childhood education and childcare, support youth development, and strengthen family relationships. In addition, the Foundation supports advocacy efforts that raise the level of public awareness and commitment to mobilize political will around the Foundation's funding priorities. The application deadline is January 17, 2014. (Prior to submission of a funding request, organizations are strongly encouraged to contact Foundation staff to talk about how a project fits with the Foundation’s guidelines.) Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the funding guidelines and online application process.