The SpectrumTrust Multicultural Endowment, a part of The Saint Paul Foundation, is asking for applications to provide grants to groups throughout Minnesota who are looking to develop projects to alleviate racism, especially in the areas of education, housing, or employment. The mission for establishing this endowment is “to improve the quality of life of Minnesota’s communities of color through building relevant and long-lasting philanthropic resources that promote social justice and cross-cultural understanding.”
The Multicultural Endowment is interested in projects that accomplish one or more of the following:
- Build community-based responses to the effects of racism
- Change attitudes and behaviors
- Change policies to reflect inclusion and fairness
- Offer social and economic opportunities
Grants of up to $20,000 will be offered and submissions are due by Tuesday, August 31, 2010.
See the website for more details: http://www.mnideaopen.org/multiculturalendowment