BisMan Mini Grant
Guidelines & Information
Organizations that do not wish to apply for the SuperGrant may apply for a Mini Grant of up to $5,000. In 2019, the BisMan Community Foundation intends to award 3 grants of up to $5,000, in addition to the SuperGrant.
Grants shall be awarded only to those organizations designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) nonprofit groups, or government agencies (such as, but not limited to: public schools, public libraries, or park districts).
Grants shall be awarded to organizations within the cities of Bismarck and Mandan, and Burleigh and Morton counties.
Grants to religious organizations shall be limited to those activities which are non-denominational and serve the entire community (e.g. food pantry, community daycare center, homeless shelter).
Only one (1) request per organization per year will be considered. Organizations applying for a SuperGrant in the same year will not be considered for a Mini Grant.
Deadline for submissions is July 1 of each year.
BisMan Community Foundation does not have a narrow area of focus. The Advisory Committee looks at each project on its merits.
The Foundation does not make multi-year grant commitments.
Emphasis is placed on helping applicants who have limited access to other sources of funding.
A low priority will be given to projects already substantially supported by government, or which, in the opinion of the Advisory Committee, can and should be provided for by taxes.
Grants for operating funds will receive a low priority except for temporary emergency or transitional circumstances.
Grants to national organizations will receive a low priority.
Grants will be denied to organizations and projects that exist to influence legislation, carry on propaganda, participate in political campaigns, or which threaten to cause significant controversy or divisiveness.
A low grant priority will be given to those organizations which field substantial fundraising each year with paid and volunteer staff.
Grants are not made to individuals.
Past Grant Recipients
Abused Adult Resource Center
Bismarck Art & Galleries Association
Charles Hall Youth Services
Dakota Children's Advocacy Center
Dakota Media Access
Great Plains Food Bank - Bismarck
Guardian & Protective Services, Inc.
Library Foundation, Inc.
Northern Plains Ballet
Rebuilding Together Greater Bismarck-Mandan Area
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Bismarck
Ruth Meiers Hospitality House
Sleepy Hollow Theater & Arts Park
The Village Family Service Center
Tracy's Sanctuary House
Wing Public School