Guidelines

JLF_Guidelines-9-30-14.pdf (click to download)

The John Larsen Foundation will not consider unsolicited grant proposals.  Only those organizations that have been invited by a board member to submit a grant proposal will be considered for funding.

We generally accept grant requests that are specific to the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area, the Whitefish Lake Chain area in northern Minnesota and the Cross Plains/Black Earth area in Wisconsin.

The Foundation commonly makes grants for general operating purposes.  However, we will entertain solicitations for the following:  capital campaigns including buildings and renovations, fundraising and endowment funds, scholarship funding and program development including faculty/staff development and seed money/start up funds.

We like to make matching fund grants and, when possible, practical and wise, we like to make multi-year commitments.

The foundation does not generally make grants to religious organizations for religious purposes.

We do not make grants to individuals (although we will support scholarship funds), political organizations or candidates, veteran’s organizations, fraternal societies or orders, nor do we support courtesy advertising or respond to telephone solicitations.

The foundation does not generally make grants to umbrella organizations.

The John Larsen Foundation is a not-for-profit family foundation that supports qualified non-profit organizations that are exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.