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The Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program (NIGP)

Location: MN — Twin Cities Metro
Type: Grant / Fellowship / Award
Any discipline

Deadline: 10/26/2023

Other Criteria:
Open to artists statewide
Paid opportunity


The Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program (NIGP) is aimed at supporting the missions of small, Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC)-led nonprofit 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 Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program will provide grants, as well as ongoing support to grow the organizational capacity of small BIPOC-led Minnesota nonprofits. This is a government reimbursement grant, so Propel Nonprofits staff will also work with grantees to navigate the reimbursement process.

Propel Nonprofits is seeking proposals that lead to meaningful improvement in an organization’s infrastructure, including technology investments, staff development, relationship building, or other opportunities to increase nonprofits’ core mission support. We anticipate making between 50 – 70 grants of up to $65,000 in multi-year reimbursement-based grants. Funds to grantees will be available upon DEED’s release of the first allotment (SFY24) The second allotment (SFY25).

Grantees will be required to closely partner with Propel Nonprofits in terms of managing the tracking and reporting requirements of this grant; they’ll also be asked to share lessons learned through midterm and final grant reports and at a grantee annual convenings.

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. We provide leadership in the nonprofit sector, with research and reports on issues and topics that impact the sustainability and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations.

Propel Nonprofits supports the nonprofit sector by building capacity of nonprofit leader teams to implement sound financial practices and operation strategies that lead to long-term sustainability. The intent of this appropriation aligns with Propel’s mission.

Grant applications are due by October 26, 2023 and the Requests for Proposals(RFP) is linked above.