We fund in the state of Minnesota with priority given to the seven county metro area.
The best use of Sauer Family Foundation funding is to create change, fill gaps, or help create something new in an organization, government agency, or system. The Sauer Family Foundation is particularly interested in grants that will provide education on trauma across systems working with children and grants that will increase trauma and resiliency programs for children. The lens we use when we consider grants is focused on child and youth well-being.
There will be two grant rounds in 2018 with due dates of March 30th and October 5th. Through our funding we want to:
Child Welfare (Child Protection, Foster Care, and Adoption)
Early Childhood Education
K-12 Education – Public, Private & Charter Schools
The deadline for the spring grants is March 30, 2018, and the deadline for fall grants is October 5th, 2018. If you feel your organization or project fits into our funding priorities, please send an email to Colleen O’Keefe, our Executive Director, at Colleen@sauerff.org to discuss the potential fit. We do not want to waste your time applying for a grant that is unlikely to be funded. If Colleen invites you to apply, you will be given a username and password for our online grant system.
All applicants must comply with all Federal, State and local non-discrimination laws. The Sauer Family Foundation does not make grants to individuals, political and lobbying activities, endowments, deficit or debt reduction, fundraising activities or advertising.
The Sauer Family Foundation funds in the areas of Early Childhood Education for children in foster care, homeless families and low income families; K-12 Education for children in low income families; and in Child Welfare, particularly in the areas of prevention and early intervention.