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Interactive: Minnesota Youth Funders Map

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Click on a region to view its funders list. A list of statewide funders is available by clicking on the state's border.

Youth Funders Database

Youthprise is pleased to present the Minnesota Youth Funders Database — a resource developed in partnership with Access Philanthropy to help you find information on funding options for your out-of-school time program.

The searchable database includes profiles of 600+ private and public grantmakers who have funded youth organizations in Minnesota in the past, or declare they are open to funding youth-serving agencies in State of Minnesota. Funders will be added or updated as new information is collected.

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Funders are categorized by:

  1. Regional interests: seven individual Minnesota regions and statewide funders
  2. Type of funder: United Way agencies, government agencies, public charities, private/community/corporate funders

Each funder profile includes funding priorities, financial data, sample grants, contact information, application information, website links, deadlines, and funder background. The funder lists can also be sorted by quarterly deadlines. Each profile has an email link to Access Philanthropy. Please send us updated information on funders, ideas for new funders, or questions about funders or the database.

How to use the database/how to conduct institutional prospect research for your youth organization

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Other Funding Resources


Afterschool Alliance

This website offers various tools to help communities develop and expand out-of-school-time programs. The website includes start up guides, information on partnership and developing partnerships.

http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/


Charting a Course: A Practitioner's Guide to Quality Out-of-School Time Experiences

This resource is designed to assist school and community personnel as they work to create and maintain high-quality out-of-school time opportunities for young people in Minnesota. Building off the Charting A Course: Connecting Out-of-School time Opportunities booklet, the Resource Guide provides detailed information about each of the various funding resources available through the Minnesota Department of Education as well as research, resources and operational tools.


Charting A Course: Connecting Out-of-School Time Opportunities

This resource outlines the various programs and funding sources for learning opportunities in the out-of-school time at the Minnesota Department of Education. It provides information on maximizing resources to increase participation and quality programming.


Exploring the Costs of Out of School Time Programs in Minnesota

This study explores the costs of providing out of school time programming afterschool and the sources of funds used to finance these programs. Primary costs of operating programs are identified.


Minnesota Out-of-School Time Funding Streams - 2010 Report

This report takes a deep look into the primary funding sources and bridging sources of funds for out-of-school time opportunities in Minnesota. This report also looks at trends in funding sources for out-of-school time.


Minnesota Out-of-School Time Funding Streams - Full Report, 2009

This report provides a common understanding regarding the structure of funding for out-of-school time programs in Minnesota by defining primary and secondary funding streams. The report highlights the importance of funding streams in developing quality programs.


Minnesota Out-of-School Time Funding Streams - Summary Report, 2009

This report provides a common understanding regarding the structure of funding for out-of-school time programs in Minnesota by defining primary and secondary funding streams. The report highlights the importance of funding streams in developing quality programs.


OST Cost Calculator

This online calculator lets you determine the costs of a variety of options for high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programs. It can help you make informed decisions so you can plan for programming in which children and youth flourish.

http://www.wallacefoundation.org/cost-of-quality/Pages/default.aspx


The Finance Project

The site includes tools and guides on after-school funding. The Finance Project is a specialized non-profit research, consulting, technical assistance and training firm for public and private sector leaders nationwide that help leaders make smart investment decisions, develop sound financing strategies, and build solid partnerships that benefit children, families and communities.

http://www.financeproject.org/


Understanding the State of Knowledge of Youth Engagement Financing and Sustainability

Youth programs and organizations have developed a variety of approaches for engaging young people in decision-making processes that affect them, their peers, and their communities. The report provides information on the state of knowledge on financing and sustaining youth engagement programs.

http://www.financeproject.org/pubs_desc.cfm?id=3935


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