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Does Stevens Square Foundation support start-up programs?

Yes, if within the current funding priorities.

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Grants are restricted to private, nonprofit organizations for purposes defined under 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, public agencies or religious institutions.

Does Stevens Square Foundation provide operating support?

Yes. Organizations whose primary mission is to provide services to seniors are eligible to apply for general operating support.

Can we request more than one year of support?

Grants are for one year. A new application must be submitted for each year for which funding is requested. Each grant round is competitive.

For how many years are we eligible for Stevens Square Foundation support?

Stevens Square Foundation will provide up to three consecutive years of support. Your organization must reapply for each year of funding. After three consecutive years of funding, your organization must take one year off before reapplying for further support.

What is expected of us after receiving a grant?

A year-end Final Report of the program which has been funded must be submitted online by applicants. The final report form can be found under the Apply for Grants section at the bottom of the Application Process page. Any granted funds not expended during the grant period are to be returned to Stevens Square Foundation.

How are grant decisions made?

Online proposals and attachments submitted by the published deadline are screened to assure a fit with the Foundation's guidelines and current funding priorities. Members of the Grants Committee review the most compelling proposals and conduct site visits for all requiring full review. The Board makes decisions based on the Committee's recommendations no later than September 30.

What is the geographic focus of Stevens Square Foundation?

The Greater Twin Cities seven county metropolitan area.

What is the typical grant size?

Stevens Square Foundation grants can range from $5,000 to $50,000. Grant requests for $35,000 to $50,000 are carefully evaluated for their capacity to carry out the project as proposed. In addition, priority is given to requests focused on creating positive change in the older adult services field.