application instructions

Through the generous sponsorship of the Saint Paul Foundation’s William and Connie Carroll Endowment Fund, we are pleased to open the application process for the MOFAS FASD Support Fund.  The fund is currently restricted to serving families residing in the East Metro. The mission of the fund is to provide grant opportunities to families in Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington Counties caring for an individual known or suspected to be on the FASD spectrum, who need financial assistance for unmet needs, to reduce caregiver stress and improve the quality of life for the family.  Please complete the form to apply for a grant from $100 up to $3,000 per individual from the fund.  Only complete applications with required supporting documentation will be considered.  If you are submitting applications for multiple individuals, a separate grant application is required for each applicant. 

grant eligibility
  • The individual receiving care must have a documented Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Diagnosis. (For an individual suspected to be on the FASD spectrum, the family must provide confirmation that the individual has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or a mental or physical disability[1]).
  • The caregiver and/or the individual receiving care must reside in Dakota, Ramsey, or Washington County.
additional details
  • Preference will be given to families with financial need, extenuating circumstances are considered.
  • Grants will only be considered if the application is complete and all required documentation is provided.
  • Once your complete application has been received, you will be notified a confirmation of receipt.  The application will be considered at the next committee meeting.  You will be contacted via phone and/or email with your outcome.  Families may apply once every 12 months from the date of the previous award.
  • We cannot provide grants for reimbursement for an item already purchased, services previously rendered, or any item or service where a government agency has the responsibility to provide the service or item already purchased, services previously rendered, or any item or service.
If awarded a grant, typically grant funds will be paid directly to the provider, vendor, retailer, or organization listed on the application.  In rare circumstances, payments may be made directly to a family, but that will require confirmation that funds were used appropriately.  Once awarded your request cannot change.

Please direct questions to Ruth Richardson, Director of Programs at or (651) 917-2370.

Examples of eligible diagnoses include, but are not necessarily limited to Major Depressive Disorder, ADD, ADHD, Psychotic Disorders, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia, Conduct Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Epilepsy, etc.