Propel Nonprofits (Propel) was awarded a two-year $4 Million appropriation by the State of Minnesota. The legislation provides Propel the funds to administer the Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program (NIGP) aimed at supporting the infrastructure of small, nonprofit, culturally specific organizations. NIGP will provide reimbursement-based grants of up to $65,000 and ongoing support to 50-70 small, nonprofit, culturally specific organizations.
Propel Nonprofits fuels the impact and effectiveness of nonprofits with guidance, expertise, and capital. We provide capacity building grants, loans, finance, strategy, and governance services. Our vision is a diverse network of mission-driven nonprofits building a healthy, vibrant, and more just community. Propel Nonprofits supports the nonprofit sector by building the capacity of nonprofit leader teams to implement sound financial practices and operation strategies that lead to long-term sustainability.
The NIGP Application Portal opens on October 4, 2023, and will accept applications through October 26, 2023.
- Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)(3) status
- BIPOC Led and Serving nonprofit organizations (culturally specific, serving historically underserved communities)
- Budget <$1,000,000
Reflection from previous NIGP grant and technical assistance (TA) receipt from Propel Nonprofits, “We’ve learned that funding for strong systems and operations is vital. When an organization has strong, stable systems (i.e. accounting, marketing, social media, funding, grant writing) the work does, in fact, get easier.” -The Park Place, Minneapolis
The Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program (NIGP) has received appropriations from the State of Minnesota since 2017 to create a grant program to build organizational infrastructure capacity of small, nonprofit, culturally specific organizations that serve historically underserved communities throughout the state. To date, Propel has awarded $3.5 million in grants to 70 small, nonprofit, culturally specific organizations throughout the state of Minnesota. NIGP was made possible by the advocacy work of our incredible partners The Coalition of Asian-American Leaders (CAAL). Thank you to them and the other incredible partners that have made this program possible.
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