The Golden Valley Community Foundation’s current priority is to provide grants that support Small Sparks projects. Small Sparks projects are activities and events led by individuals or groups that enhance the physical, cultural, and intellectual vitality of Golden Valley. Small Sparks Grants are intended to strengthen the community, encourage individuals to take action in creative and constructive ways, and draw upon the personal interests of the organizers. These grants will be awarded for new projects or for projects that are already underway. Ultimately, this funding program is only a small part of the Foundation’s multifaceted focus. These projects serve the Foundation’s long-term goals of energizing the community, supporting innovation and building lasting relationships.
Funding requests are invited from individuals, local non-profit organizations, and service groups for projects that enhance the community, connect people and encourage volunteer efforts.
The Golden Valley Community Foundation serves as a steward for community building. Our grants are intended to be a catalyst for positive change in Golden Valley. We support initiatives that benefit community. Examples of such initiatives include programs and events that:
If you wish to apply for a Small Sparks Grant, please complete the attached form. As you complete your application, be certain that:
If, prior to completing your application, you would like to contact the Golden Valley Community Foundation (GVCF), to gauge the merit of your application, please contact us and leave a detailed message outlining your project, at 612-440-GVCF (4823). Your call will be returned.
We value your dedication and appreciate your community building efforts. Thank you for your application.
Applications are accepted at anytime, however, application review and award dates are set each year. If you have a specific project need, please contact us to discuss it.
Thank you for your interest in Golden Valley!
Tap on this Online Grant Application icon below to complete your application on line:
Below is an image of the application. You may review it in preparation for applying:
Small Sparks Grant Application Revised: 2/17 & 4/16 Adopted: 5/14
Awards up to $1,000 are granted, when approved.
Name of Organization, if applicable:
____ I am applying as an individual
IRS status, if applicable:
____ 501(c)(3) [Please attach letter from IRS.]
PLEASE HAVE THE APPLICABLE PERSON SIGN THIS FORM
Signature of Responsible Person Date
Or, for Organizations:
Signature of Board Chair (if applicable) Date
Signature of Project Manager Date
If you have questions you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
OR contact us at
Golden Valley Community Foundation
Small Sparks Grants
P.O. Box 27307
Golden Valley, MN 55427-0307