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How to Apply for a Grant

If your organization would like to be considered for a grant, you will need to complete a Patterson Foundation Grant Application Form (last updated January 2013). Programs that relate directly to the primary interests stated in Patterson Foundation Guidelines are most likely to receive funding. At this time, funding for start-ups or new projects will be considered only if the grant will reduce operating costs or will expand capacity without increasing costs.

We encourage you to begin by sending us an inquiry with a brief description of the program for which funds are sought. If your program appears to further the goals of Patterson Foundation as stated in our Guidelines, we will send you a Grant Application Form. Send your letter of inquiry to:
Michelle Mennicke, Foundation Manager
Patterson Foundation
1031 Mendota Heights Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55120
or email it to:

Most applications that receive funding require 60 to 140 days for consideration and approval, depending upon when the Patterson Foundation Board meets to consider requests.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Patterson Foundation’s application process or application due dates. We will gladly assist you in determining if your program qualifies for consideration.

For more information, please contact the Patterson Foundation at 651.686.1929 or email