Applications may be dropped off at the Foundation office at First National Main Bank in Bemidji .
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Applications may be mailed to:
George W. Neilson Foundation
P O Box 692
Bemidji, MN 56619-0692
The George W. Neilson Foundation will continue to support community development projects by making grants to programs and projects that will improve the lives of the area's children, adults and senior citizens. Projects which:
These are the grant requests that the Board of Trustees welcome for review. In providing these grants to various not-for-profit organizations, the George W. Neilson Foundation stresses the importance of matching funds, "sweat equity", and funding from other individuals and organization in order to promote ownership of the project and to help insure viability. The Foundation will consider "bricks and mortar" grants along with grants for new programming. The Foundation will require evidence that the requesting organization has sufficient resources available or assured to sustain its program after the start-up period has been completed.
Examples of ACCEPTABLE costs in programs and projects that are otherwise approved include:
Examples of costs normally considered NOT ACCEPTABLE include: