A VITAL COMMUNITY IS ONE OF THE RICHEST ASSETS A COMPANY CAN HAVE.
The Bernick's Family Foundation supports two key areas:
- Youth and Education—activities that help prepare students for future success in education and the workplace, particularly programs that develop leadership skills, community involvement, teamwork, and entrepreneurship.
- Health and Fitness—activities that address health and wellness, particularly programs that promote fitness, nutrition, healthy living, and responsible lifestyles.
What we fund
Funding may go toward capital projects, new or expanded programs, or strategic investments in operations, such as one-time investments that will help organizations increase efficiency and/or build ongoing revenue.
Who we fund
Eligible recipients include 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations, schools, and government entities.
Where we fund
The organization must be based in or serve one of the regions we operate in, including the areas in and around Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd, Duluth, St. Cloud, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Willmar, Minnesota, and Dresser, Wisconsin. To find out if your area is included, please see Bernick's Community Support territory.
How to apply
Interested organizations should submit a letter of inquiry online between July 5 and September 1 at midnight. Applicants will be notified of their status after October 15, and accepted organizations will be asked to submit a full application online by November 15. Grants are awarded after January 31. Please the visit the Central Minnesota Community Foundation page to apply.