SandCastle Foundation

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Mission

The SandCastle Foundation is a private, family foundation, established in 2016 with the dual purpose of engaging the family in philanthropic endeavors as well as supporting communities of documented need. 

The Foundation provides grants to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations supporting charitable, religious, scientific, literary, humanitarian and educational purposes with a focus on children and their families, education, the environment and stewardship.  We encourage and support collaboration among our grantees to maximize resources, to sustain programs and achieve outcomes.

The SandCastle Foundation supports efforts promoting a just, equitable and sustainable society.

Application deadlines

September 1

Program areas

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

Program limitations

There are no program limitations; however, the Foundation has a practice of primarily supporting children and their families, education and the environment.

States served

Minnesota
Missouri

Geographic limitations

The foundation supports organizations located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, and St. Louis, Missouri.

Trustees

Brenda Heim: President
Steve Heim: Vice President 
Mike Heim: Treasurer  
Nancy Heim: Secretary

The SandCastle Foundation awards grants to organizations supporting charitable, religious, scientific, literary, humanitarian or educational purposes in Minneapolis, Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, and St. Louis, Missouri, with a focus on supporting children and their families, education and the environment.

Requirements

  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.
  • Organizations are eligible to apply once per calendar year.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $25,000
Average number of grants per year: 25-30
Average total giving per year: $250,000


Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by September 1 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting that occurs in October.

Communications

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

Required agreements and reports

Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.

Foundation Information

The SandCastle Foundation is a private family foundation established in 2016. The Foundation focuses its giving on children and their families, education, and environmental stewardship in Minneapolis, Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, and St. Louis, Missouri. The foundation encourages and supports collaborations among grantees to maximize resources to sustain programs and achieve outcomes.