Freeborn County Communities Foundation announces grant deadline for 2024 cycle

Published 8:00 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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Freeborn County Communities Foundation will receive applications for the 2024 grants from its community funds and the Kenneth W. Olson Charitable Foundation until June 14.

The Freeborn County Communities Foundation was established in 2002 as a vehicle to give back to the community and to provide grants to qualified nonprofit entities that promote the social, cultural, health, civic, educational and environmental well-being of Freeborn County residents.

In 1992, Kenneth W. Olson created the Kenneth W. Olson Charitable Foundation, a charitable fund administered by St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation.

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Olson wanted a vehicle to give back to the community in which he lived and thrived as a successful businessman. The St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation has partnered with the Freeborn County Communities Foundation board to receive and review grant applications and ensure Olson’s charitable legacy is best directed to the community and causes he loved.

You must be a 501(c)(3) organization to qualify for a grant. If you qualify and have a need for funding, contact Leean Dulitz at for an application.