Capacity Building

Propel Nonprofits Intermediary Capacity Building Initiatives aim to provide funding and relevant infrastructure to support Minnesota nonprofits organizations. Propel’s Capacity building initiatives are built on the assumption that a hybrid of self-determined, individualized capacity building activities coupled with cohort learning and relationship-building is an effective, efficient, and capacity building model. Capacity building initiatives are often developed through our strong connections with community partners. Each initiative is designed to meet a specific need in a community and to help nonprofits build their knowledge, skills, and capacity to thrive in a connected ecosystem of well-resourced nonprofits.


Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program (NIGP)

The Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program (NIGP) is aimed at supporting the missions of small, culturally led organizations by strengthening their infrastructure. Increasing the capacity of small organizations that work with historically underserved cultural communities helps position these organizations for greater impact in their community. The NIGP provides grants, as well as ongoing support to grow the organizational capacity of small Minnesota nonprofits.

Seeding Cultural Treasures

Seeding Cultural Treasures is an initiative to nourish and cultivate the landscape of emerging arts and culture organizations run by and for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC). Thirty two organizations in Minnesota and 68 artists, culture bearers, and organizations in North and South Dakota have received unrestricted general operating grants and access to trainings, convenings, and technical assistance through 2025. An application round closed on August 24, 2023, for organizations located in and serving Greater Minnesota.

Current Opportunities

Propel does not have any current grant rounds open. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop about future opportunities.