James R. Thorpe Foundation offers Funds to support Individual Youth – Minnesota

The James R. Thorpe Foundation funds organizations that provide individual youth, ages 12 to 18, with the support and services needed for a successful and healthy transition to adulthood.

Donor Name: James R. Thorpe Foundation

State: Minnesota

City: Minneapolis

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/15/2022


Giving priorities

The Foundation supports efforts that:

    • Promote the development of self-awareness, self-management, and interpersonal skills needed for success in life, work, and school,
    • Focus on teaching youth the academic and employment skills necessary for adulthood,
    • Build participation in the arts and other enrichment activities which incorporate positive youth development goals, and
    • Use reciprocal multigenerational programs that foster empathy and build relationship across-generations.

Geographic Focus

The Thorpe Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are located in and / or primarily serving residents of Minneapolis and its first- and second-ring suburbs.

Eligibility Criteria

Organizations must have at least one paid employee to receive funding consideration. Organizations that operate through a fiscal sponsor are not eligible for funding consideration. TheFoundation limits its support to organizations with operating budgets of $3 million or less (even if the program for which the organization is seeking funding has a budget of less than $3 million).

For more information, visit the James R. Thorpe Foundation.