We invite you to learn more about The Community Foundation for Carver County.
For more information, please contact (952) 250-5138, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing a community foundation takes time and the investment of many to be successful. We hope to be a significant future partner in contributing to the success of many organizations and initiatives across Carver County.
Grant Application Guidelines
Grant requests should be focused around initiatives, programs, and services that serve those living and working in Carver County, that avoid duplication of existing services and that provide evidence toward the areas of interest.
Our Foundation is in the process of revising our more formalized grant application process. In the meantime, a cover letter along with the following information should be included as your request for funding:
Please submit your request for funding to:
The Community Foundation for Carver County
P.O. Box 468
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Our Grant History
Thanks to generous contributions thus far, the following grants have been made possible:
With proven successes such as Eat. Talk. Connect! and the Senior Commission, the CCHP has a history of tackling big issues by drawing in critical players within the community. This grant assists the CCHP in addressing an overlapping concern of keeping people connected with a sense of belonging in the face of rapid population growth.
Based on the success from the 2007 grant, The Community Foundation for Carver County has increased its support to New Beginnings by providing a $5,000 grant for the summer of 2008. Paul and Sheila Steiner's fund again contributed to this grant. The vast majority of the teens have one or more “special need” that places them at greater risk for academic failure, interpersonal violence, dysfunctional relationships, poor pregnancy outcomes, economic dependency and other problems. The increase in funding provides enhanced opportunities to connect with single teenage mothers and provide academic and “out-of-school” enrichment activities for pregnant and parenting teens to meet their educational needs and cultivate their emotional and social development.
In June of 2007, The Community Foundation for Carver County awarded a $2,000 grant to New Beginnings. The award to New Beginnings came from Paul and Sheila Steiner's fund at the Foundation. New Beginnings provides an alternative educational program to help vulnerable pregnant and parenting teens receive a high school diploma and the necessary life skills to prepare them for successful transition into post-secondary education, gainful employment and responsible citizenship. With this small grant, summer supportive activities and visits to single teenage mothers were accomplished through weekly or bi-weekly home visits, a variety of field trips for both mother and child and mothers with their peers, as well as transportation and food when necessary. Successes of the grant included: