Applications open for community grants

Is your organization or group in need funding to support a community project? The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation (SMACF) is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations within the Staples-Motley School District boundaries.

The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation will accept and consider funding proposals that fit within the following categories:

o Economic Vitality: Making our community vital now and in the future. Grants to promote community development and appearance.

o Children, Youth and Families: Supplementing the endeavors of people striving to develop and implement positive opportunities for residents of the Staples/Motley area.

o Human Services: Programs to promote the overall quality of life and meeting human needs (i.e. healthcare, food shelves, domestic violence, etc.). 

The average grant is $2,000 and a limited number of grant funds are available so apply now. For large projects, grants are available for a maximum amount of 50 percent of the project cost up to $2,000.The application and grant guidelines are available on the SMACF website at: Completed applications must be submitted no later than Oct. 15.

Questions can be directed to committee members; Curt McIlravy, Mike Gold, Joe Roline or Judy Richer or by phone at 218-894-3050.

Since its inception in 1999 the foundation has awarded over $155,000 in grant funding to area projects. The Staples Motley Area Community Foundation is a component fund of the Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation serving Central Minnesota.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail:;

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