Weather Forecast


Grants available through Staples Community Foundation

Grants available through Staples Community Foundation

Does your organization need funding for your community project? The advisory board of the Staples Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from organizations within the Staples Motley School District boundaries that will address one or more of the following areas:

• strengthening youth and families,

• improving community appearance or,

• increasing community involvement and leadership.

A limited number of grants are available. The maximum amount awarded is 50 percent of the project cost up to $2,000. Completed applications need to be submitted to the Staples Community Foundation no later than Sept. 15.

Applicants should submit one original application and one copy to: Staples Community Foundation, P.O. Box 101, Staples, MN 56479. The application and grant guidelines are available on our website at

Questions can be directed to the committee members: Laurie Bach at (218) 894-8611, Julie Nelson at (218) 894-1399, or Mick Wilhelmson at (888) 320-3416. Committee members are available to make presentations to your group to answer questions, if desired.

Since its inception in 1999 the foundation has awarded nearly $98,000 in grant funding to area projects. The Staples Community Foundation is a component fund of the Initiative Foundation, a regional foundation serving Central Minnesota.

For more information call (218) 894-1399 or visit