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Grassroots Grantmakers


Grassroots Grantmakers is a member network of funders in the U.S. and Canada who work to strengthen resident-controlled associations and help groups that come together to make neighborhood and community improvements. The Grassroots Grantmakers website provides information about grassroots grantmakers who are making significant impacts in their communities by supporting groups and organizations committed to building and improving the community.

Key Points

Grassroots grantmaking is based on building relationships between neighbors and organizations within the community. Numerous resources and tools are provided through the website to help grantees looking for ways to fund community improvement programs and projects. Additionally, programs that have been implemented withGrassroots Grantmakers support are discussed on the site.

Other website highlights include:

  1. Northland Foundation. This foundation serves communities of northeastern Minnesota through a grantmaking program, a business finance program that offers financing to small and medium businesses, and an assisted living venture that provides affordable housing options to ensure older adults are able to age in place.
  2. Zilber Family Foundation, Inc. A foundation that serves the Milwaukee area, dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals, families and neighborhoods in the community.

How to Use

This Grassroots Grantmakers website can be used by community leaders and local officials looking for funding for programs that will enhance their community. Members of the Grassroots Grantmakers network can also use this resource to learn about programs other grantmakershave supported to make improvements in their communities.

View the website: Grassroots Grantmakers

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