Funding opportunities for nonprofits

Do you have a new idea that encourages positive change, inspires collaboration, and will impact communities? Maybe we can help. Since 2014, local government and nonprofit organizations have used more than $8.7 million in funding to positively impact central Minnesota communities.

These programs are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit members in Sourcewell's five-county service area.

Looking for funding for local government?

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    Get support for your smaller projects that may not meet the traditional Community Impact Funds requirements. Sourcewell will match 50% of the project costs up to $2,500. Entities are eligible for one Match award per fiscal year.

    2022-23 Community Match Funds application for nonprofits (PDF) >

    Thank you for your interest in nonprofit match funding. Due to the overwhelming response, this year's budget is now expended. We truly appreciate your leadership in our region and hope that you will check back again after July 1, 2023.

    Sometimes great ideas just need money. Our goal is to financially jump-start under-funded, impactful projects to help them get off the ground and reach a successful outcome. During Review Day events, regional representatives select which projects to fund based on their potential positive impact in the community.

    Watch an information session on the Community Impact Funding >

    How to apply:

    1. Read and complete the Eligibility Verification Form. Eligibility Verification Forms were due by Feb. 28, 2023. 

    2. For a sample of the executive summary and budget sections of the application, read this example >


    Shape future community leaders and get support for your organization. We'll even help you pay the intern through our Internship Reimbursement Program.

    Learn how to apply >


    Contact us at or 888-894-1930.