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CommunityGiving Day - Community Foundation Education and Training - ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. TO REGISTER, CALL (877) 253-4380.

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 8:30AM—4:30PM
Bug-Bee Hive Resort
29659 Queen Bee Lane, Paynesville, MN 56362

Registration deadline is November 8th, 2017. (Space is limited)

Join us for a day of learning focused on community foundations. Designed for board members, volunteers and anyone who wants their community foundation to prosper, we will be offering a wide variety of sessions to expand your knowledge about what a community foundation is, what it can do for your community and tools to help your foundation grow.

Please see confirmation email to register for sessions and dietary restrictions.

Introduction to Corporate Giving: How and Why Companies Give

The Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) in St. Cloud will host will host two free workshops. Each session will feature these three topics:

  • Introduction to Corporate Giving: How and Why Companies Give to Nonprofits
  • How to Find Corporate Partners
  • Finding other funding through the Foundation Directory Online, a research tool to find funding for non-profit projects

CMCF is proud to be a partner of the Funding Information Network (FIN) for the Foundation Center in New York. As a partner, CMCF offers access to the Funding Information Network located in CMCF’s Resource Center.

Date: Wednesday November 22, 2017

Location: 101 7th Avenue South, Suite 100
St. Cloud MN 56301

Two sessions will be offered.

Session One- 9:00am - 12:00pm

Session Two- 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cost - Free

Space is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required.

Informational Meetings for 2018 Minnesota State Opportunity Grant

The Central Minnesota Community Foundation will be hosting two informational meetings in regards to the 2018 Minnesota State Opportunity Grant that will be open for applications from December 1st to January 31st. Information for the meetings is below. Registration is required to attend these meetings.

Tuesday, December 5 - 6:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 6 - 3:00-5:00 PM

Location - Sandler Training, 26 8th Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301

Space is limited to 35 participants so registration is REQUIRED.

If you are considering applying for this grant, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you attend one of these meetings.

REMINDER - To be eligible for this grant the project/program must fulfill the following:

-The program/project must serve people of color in one of the following Minnesota counties: Benton County, Stearns County, Sherburne County

-Applicants must be one of the following types of organizations: 501c3 nonprofit agency, Public school, Government Agency (including cities and counties).

If you have questions regarding these meetings, please email

Women Supporting Women

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:30-9:00 AM
Brainerd Chamber of Commerce
Free to Attend but Registration Required

Come learn more about the BLACF Women’s Fund and the work they support in our community. You will also hear about strategies and opportunities to encourage clients to support this effort, including the 365 Giving Circle.


7:30am: Breakfast

7:45am: Introductions and Welcome

8:00am: Lisa Bowen; Charitable Giving and Leaving Your Legacy

8:30am: The Work of the Women’s Fund

9:00am: Adjourn

Central Minnesota Community Foundation Holiday Social 2017

Tuesday December 19, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 PM

The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Cloud
75 37th Ave South
St. Cloud, MN

Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and socializing!

Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.