The Hiway Credit Union Foundation is accepting applications for our Community Impact Grant from charitable organizations that share our mission and passion for providing resources to the communities we serve and help empower people to be strong, financially stable, and healthy.

Our Community Impact Grant is limited to charitable organizations whose work closely aligns with at least one of our five priority funding focus areas for this grant:
  • Community and Economic Development 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
  • Housing 
  • Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating Programs 
  • Informal Education - Supporting life skills & financial well-being for all
Applications from organizations that do not meet the above focus areas will not be considered for this grant.

Community Impact Grants will range between $500 to $5000. Grant applications are being accepted and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Grants will be awarded based on potential community impact and the applicant organization's eligibility and needs. Grants will be awarded until all available grant funds have been expended. Awarded applicants must sign a grant agreement that clarifies the legal parameters for the use of the grant funds. They must also agree to submit bi-annual grant reports to show the project/program results and that all the funds have been spent as intended.

Eligibility:

All applicant organizations must:
  • Be a current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File, classified as a public charity under Section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) (Types I or II); and
  • Be current with all state and federal reporting requirements; and
  • Engage in charitable activities that meet the Community Impact Grant priority funding focus areas listed above; and
  • Operate and conduct their charitable activities in at least one (1) or more of the communities served by Hiway Credit Union, including the Minnesota counties of Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, or Wright; and
  • Not deny service, participation, membership, or other involvement in their charitable activities based on race, religion or religious beliefs, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran, or disability status.
  • If selected, your organization must provide bi-annual updates to the Foundation for two years, or until the project is complete.
Application Guidelines:

Applications will be accepted starting June 9, 2022 to October 31, 2022 (11:59 PM-CT) or until all available grant funds have been expended.

Please note: If a question does not apply to your non-profit, please enter N/A.

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* 1. Are you tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and currently registered with the Internal Revenue Service? Must be YES to apply.

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* 2. Minnesota county or counties your organization serves:

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* 3. Which of the Foundation's five priority funding focus areas does your project align with? Check all that apply.

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* 4. Where did you hear about the grant?

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* 5. Legal name of organization:

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* 6. Employer Identification Number (EIN):

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* 7. Date of Incorporation:

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* 8. Number of years in operation:

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* 9. Organization Address

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* 10. Organization Website

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* 11. Contact person for grant application:

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* 12. Organization Leadership information – List of Officers and Board of Directors. Please list each individual’s name, title, email and phone number.

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* 13. Organization Key Staff. Please list each individual’s name, title, email and phone number.

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* 14. Total annual organizational operating budget for 2022:

Organizational Information:

When answering the open-ended questions below, we recommend first typing them in an editor like Word. This will allow you to keep track of your word count prior to copying/pasting your answer into the grant application.

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* 15. Describe the purpose or mission of your organization. Briefly describe the organization's activities and how these activities are serving your local community. (600 maximum word limit).

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* 16. Describe the project/program this grant will support, including the community need/opportunity you have identified. (250 maximum word limit)

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* 17. Describe the desired/projected outcome(s) of this project/program and how you will measure these outcomes. Describe who and how many people will be served. (250 maximum word limit)

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* 18. Describe the project/program's impact on a previously unmet community need and the key attributes of the community (e.g., demographic data). (250 maximum word limit)

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* 19. Will this project/program have a broad (help many) or deep impact (help few in a major way) on people in Minnesota? (250 maximum word limit)

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* 20. Describe how this project/program supports the mission of the Hiway Credit Union Foundation. (100 maximum word limit)

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* 21. Are other organizations involved with the project/program? If so, are they a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization? Please explain their involvement with the project/program. (250 maximum word limit)

Additional Project Information:

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* 22. Project Timeline:

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* 23. Grant Amount Requested:

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* 24. Project Start:

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* 25. Estimated Project Completion:

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If available, please attach copies of the following documents:
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* 26. IRS Determination Letter

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* 27. IRS Form 990 (2021 and 2020) 

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* 28. Most recent fiscal year-end financial statements, audited if available

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* 29. Current year operating budget

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* 30. Fiscal year-to-date Balance Sheet

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* 31. Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Conflict of Interest Policy

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* 32. Non-discrimination Policy

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* 33. Please indicate if there are other ways that we could engage with your organization such as volunteerism, donations, etc. The response has no impact on your application. (100 maximum word limit)

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* 34. Is there any additional information you want us to know about your non-profit or this project? (250 maximum word limit)

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