The Community Partners Fund was established by the Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation to provide grant support for programs and projects that respond to community needs and that align with the foundation’s mission to inspire philanthropy and enrich the lives of people in the communities that share the shores of White Bear Lake — Birchwood Village, Dellwood, Grant, Mahtomedi, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, and Willernie.
Grant funds are available thanks to the generous contributions from individuals in the greater White Bear Lake area. In 2017, the Foundation awarded $32,200 in grants to twenty local organizations; in 2018, $41,150 was awarded to twenty-three recipients.
Applications for the 2019 grant round will be accepted through September 30, with grant decisions to be made by November 1, 2019.
To be eligible, organizations must have 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code or have an appropriate fiscal sponsor, or be a government entity (i.e., schools and municipalities); be located in or primarily serve residents of the greater White Bear Lake area; and have a program or project that is consistent with the foundation’s mission to inspire philanthropy and enrich the lives of people in the communities that share the shores of White Bear Lake: Birchwood Village, Dellwood, Grant, Mahtomedi, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, and Willernie, now and in the future. (Churches and religious organizations may apply for support for activities that benefit the larger community, but not for activities that have a specific religious purpose.)
The foundation encourages residents of the White Bear Lake who would like to join with the Foundation in supporting local organizations to contribute to the Community Partners Fund.
For more information, see the Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation website.