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Grant Opportunities

Application cycle closes on March 29, 2018

Each year, United Way of Bemidji Area accepts applications for funding from non-profit agencies, focusing on Education, Income, Health, or Basic Needs.

In order to apply, an agency much be incorporated, operational, and providing services for which they are applying, not-for-profit, and IRS tax-exempt. Additional conditions for funding are listed at the beginning of the application. 

Click to obtain the United Way of Bemidji Area Agency Grant Application (word doc) (PDF) & the United Way of Bemidji Area Agency Budget Worksheet.


Application cycle closes February 1, 2018

United Way of Bemidji Area's Venture Grant Program awards special project grants, up to $2,500, to non-profit organizations in the Bemidji area with a 501(c)(3) designation or government status. Projects that qualify for application should address unmet human service needs and/or be preventative in nature. Both current United Way-funded Partner Agencies and non-funded agencies may apply.

Venture Grants are intended for a one-time, clearly defined, special project that enhances the mission of the receipient human service organization. Venture Grants will not support operating expenses.

Click to obtain the United Way of Bemidji Area Venture Grant Application, Procedures, and Guidelines and Venture Grant Cover Sheet (word doc).