James B. Linsmayer Foundation

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Mission

To further the legacy and memory of James B. Linsmayer by primarily funding/supporting programs within the areas of science, medicine, environment, faith-based community services, education, arts and culture, and economic development in a vibrant Minneapolis.

Submission deadlines

August 1

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Education
Environment, animals
Health
Human services
Public/society benefit
Religion

Program limitations

Grants are primarily focused in the areas of science, medicine, environment, faith-based community services, education, arts and culture, and economic development.

States served

All

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the Foundation has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, or that serve Minneapolis residents.

Types of support

Support is focused on program operations, operating support, and other specific or targeted programs. Although the Foundation will consider assisting start-up organizations, funding may not be requested for organizational or start-up expenses.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Committee members

Grantees are selected by a board of advisors.

The James B. Linsmayer Foundation primarily awards grants in the areas of science, medicine, environment, faith-based community services, education, arts and culture, and economic development.

There are no geographic limitations; however, the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, or that serve Minneapolis residents.

Requirements

  • Grantees must be qualified as public charities under IRC section 501(c)(3), and qualified under IRC section 170(b)(1)(a).
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Limitations

Although the Foundation will consider assisting start-up organizations, funding may not be requested for organizational or start-up expenses.

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted from April 1 to August 1. Applications must be submitted by August 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in September.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by November for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

James B. Linsmayer was a lifelong resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The James B. Linsmayer Foundation was established to further the legacy and memory of James B. Linsmayer by primarily funding/supporting programs in the areas of science, medicine, environment, faith-based community services, education, arts and culture, and economic development in a vibrant Minneapolis. The vision of the James B. Linsmayer Foundation is to be recognized as a strategic partner in funding programs in these areas.