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 support work in systems and agencies that keeps children in safe, supported families, decreases toxic stress and moves them to resiliency.
There will be two grant rounds in 2019 with due dates of Friday, March 8th and Friday, August 30th. 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 Friday, March 8, 2019, and the deadline for fall grants is Friday, August 30th, 2019. 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. 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.