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Grants available from Norwest Minnesota Foundation to support equity and inclusion

The goal is to help communities in northwest Minnesota build knowledge, understanding and interpersonal development skills that lift up diverse and under-resourced populations in the region.

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BEMIDJI — The Northwest Minnesota Foundation has announced the availability of grant funding to support local equity and inclusion efforts.

The goal is to help communities in northwest Minnesota build knowledge, understanding and interpersonal development skills that lift up diverse and under-resourced populations in the region.

NMF encourages nonprofits, tribal organizations and local governments to apply. Grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum grant amount is $20,000 though the average grant is expected to be around $10,000, a release said.

Applicants must be located within the NMF service area, which includes Red Lake and White Earth Nations and Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake Falls and Roseau Counties.

A complete grant description, as well as details on how to apply, can be found online at www.nwmf.org. Click on “Grants” at the top of the page and then click on “Open Grant Rounds.” Anyone with questions about the grant should contact Nate Dorr, vice president for advocacy, via email at nated@nwmf.org.

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