How to Apply

Submission Dates 

The New Ulm Area Foundation grants are awarded twice each year in the spring and the fall.

New Ulm Area Foundation Guidelines for Grant Process

  1. General
    1. Projects or programs must serve the residents in the New Ulm and surrounding area within School District #88.
    2. The New Ulm Area Foundation focuses its grant funding in the areas that serve one or more of their 4 Pillars:
      1. Arts Arts
      2. education Education
      3. Economic Development Economic Development
      4. Historic Preservation Historic Preservation
    3. Grants are restricted to nonprofit organizations which have a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service and to government agencies.
    4. The Foundation operates without discrimination as to race, age, religion, sex, or national origin in the consideration of grant requests, and will award grants only to agencies and organizations which do not discriminate as to race, age, religion, sex, or national origin.
    5. Organizations who receive grants will be asked to add an acknowledgment (e.g. that funding was provided by the New Ulm Area Foundation) in all written materials.
    6. The organization applying for a grant will list any prior grants received from the New Ulm Area Foundation within the past five years, including purpose and/or use.
    7. Any organization receiving a grant will be asked to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the duties and obligations of being a grant recipient.
  2. Projects also considered by the New Ulm Area Foundation
    1. Match for other grants.
    2. Match for funds raised or to be raised from other sources.
    3. Funds dedicated to planning.
    4. Staff and volunteer training and enhanced public awareness.
    5. Projects developed in collaboration with other agencies, planning groups, and those which promote coordination and sharing among organizations and the elimination of duplicated services.
  3. Projects not considered by the New Ulm Area Foundation
    1. Grants are not usually made to support operating expenses of well-established organizations or in response to annual fund drives. On occasion, the Foundation may provide such support on a short-term basis when it is critical to the survival of a key agency or program which has been placed in jeopardy by changes in funding patterns.
    2. Capital purchases will only be granted if they are exceptional or unique applications or are deemed necessary for a program of the organization.
    3. Grants are not usually made to establish or add to endowment funds.
    4. Grants are not usually made for the general use of churches or for sectarian religious purposes.
    5. Grants are not made to individuals.

If you are not sure if your organization qualifies for consideration, we’ll be happy to review it with you.

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

10/18

Bavarian Blast 2019

3,000.00

10/18

Brown County Historical Society

10,000.00

10/15

Concord Singers

2,375.00

10/15

Junior Achievement

3,000.00

10/15

Non-profit consortium/Chamber

1500.00

10/15

The Grand Center for the Arts

700.00

5/15

HCHY

1,500.00

5/15

Hermannfest

5,000.00

5/15

MRCI

500.00

5/15

Prokinship

4,000.00

5/15

State Street Theater

10,000.00

5/15

Summit Ave. Music

2,000.00

5/15

Turner Hall

10,000.00

5/15

Wanda Gag

2,350.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

5/15

Bavarian Blast

2,500.00

5/15

Brown County Historical Society

4,000.00

11/15

City of New Ulm for Chamber

2,500.00

5/15

Grand Center for Arts & Culture

800.00

5/15

Healthy Community Healthy Youth

1,500.00

5/15

Hermann Monument Society

3,000.00

11/15

Junior Achievement

2,200.00

5/15

Kids X-Cel Center

1,000.00

5/15

Lafayette Charter School

2,500.00

11/15

Martin Luther College

750.00

5/15

Milford Township

5,000.00

11/15

Network New Ulm

1,500.00

5/15

New Ulm Battery

800.00

5/15

New Ulm Concert Association

1,500.00

5/15

New Ulm Film Society/The Grand

2,000.00

11/15

New Ulm Fire Department

4,300.00

11/15

New Ulm High School

800.00

5/15

New Ulm Suzuki School of Music

2,000.00

5/15

New Ulm Turner Hall

1,000.00

11/15

Prairie Piecemakerrs Quilt Guild

1,000.00

5/15

Prokinship for Kids

3,000.00

5/15

St. Stephens HS Amya Theater Project

1,500.00

11/15

State Street Theater

10,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/1

Bavarian Blast

2,500.00

6/1

Brown County Historical Museum

4,000.00

11/1

Convention & Vistors Bureau/City of New Ulm

2,000.00

11/1

Hanska Community Library/City of Hanska

1,000.00

6/1

Hanska Public Library/City of Hanska

1,000.00

6/1

Healthy Community Healthy Youth

750.00

6/1

Hermann Monument Society

5,000.00

11/1

Junior Achievement

2,200.00

11/1

Knights of Columbus

1,500.00

6/1

Milford Townhall

5,000.00

6/1

New Ulm American Legion

800.00

11/1

New Ulm Chamber/City of New Ulm

1,500.00

6/1

New Ulm Film Society/ The Grand

2,000.00

6/1

New Ulm Hockey Association

1,300.00

11/1

New Ulm Ministerial Association

4,000.00

6/1

Prokinship for Kids

3,000.00

6/1

Sleepy Eye Area Concertina Club

500.00

6/1

State Street Theater

1,000.00

11/1

Summit Avenue Music/MLC

2,000.00

6/1

The Lind House

1,000.00

6/1

Turner Hall

1,000.00

6/1

Wanda Gag Sculpture Committee

5,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/4

Bavarian Blast

2,500.00

6/4

Bridging Brown County

500.00

6/4

Grand Center For Arts & Culture

1,500.00

6/4

Hanska Public Library/City of Hanska

1,000.00

6/4

Healthy Community Healthy Youth

1,500.00

6/4

Hermann Monument Society

5,000.00

9/20

Junior Achievement

2,200.00

9/24

Network New Ulm Youth/City of New Ulm

2,000.00

12/21

Network New Ulm/City of New Ulm

1,500.00

6/4

New Ulm Battery

800.00

6/4

Prokinship for Kids

4,000.00

6/4

The Putting Green

1,208.00

6/4

The Putting Green

1,050.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/1

City of New Ulm

250.00

6/1

Coalition for a Clean Minnesota River

1,000.00

6/1

Grand Center for Arts and Culture

2,000.00

6/1

Grand Center for Arts and Culture

10,000.00

11/1

Great Irish Fair of New Ulm

1,000.00

6/1

Habitat for Humanity

1,250.00

6/1

Hanska Public Library/City of Hanska

1,000.00

6/1

Healthy Community/ Healthy Youth

1,500.00

11/1

Independent School District #88

1,750.00

11/1

Junior Achievement

2,200.00

6/1

Prokinship for Kids

3,000.00

6/1

New Ulm Girls Fastpitch

2,000.00

6/1

New Ulm Actors Community Theatre

2,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

11/1

2014 Children’s Water Festival

500.00

11/1

Christkindlmarkt

500.00

6/1

Friends of German Park

700.00

6/1

Grand Center for Art and Culture

10,000.00

6/1

Healthy Community Healthy Youth

1,000.00

11/1

Herman Monument Society

1,000.00

6/1

Milford Town Hall

3,000.00

11/1

Network New Ulm Youth/City of New Ulm

500.00

6/1

New Ulm Battery

1,000.00

6/1

New Ulm Christkindlmarkt

Information Not Available

11/1

Oak Hills Memorial Foundation, Inc.

1,000.00

11/1

Parents in Partnership

500.00

6/1

Quiltistry

1,000.00

6/1

Putting Green

Information Not Available

6/1

Prokinship for Kids

2,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

11/1

Bavarian Blast

2,500.00

6/1

Brown County Historical Society

25,000.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

300.00

6/1

City of New Ulm Parks & Recreation

20,000.00

6/1

Friends of German Park

500.00

6/1

Grand Center for Arts and Culture

15,000.00

6/1

Network New Ulm Youth/City of New Ulm

1,000.00

11/1

New Ulm Actors Community Theater

1,000.00

6/1

New Ulm Community Education/ISD #88

1,500.00

6/1

ProKinship for Kids

2,600.00

6/1

New Ulm Retail Development/City Of New Ulm

1,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

5/1

Bavarian Blast

1,000.00

5/1

Brown County Historical Society

400.00

5/1

Friends of German Park

500.00

11/1

Friends of the Public Library

2,000.00

5/1

Grand Center for Arts and Culture

500.00

5/1

Healthy Community Healthy Youth

750.00

5/1

Nelson-Wide Awake 4-H

1,250.00

11/1

New Ulm Actors Community Theater

2,000.00

11/1

New Ulm Battery

2,500.00

5/1

Pro-Kinship for Kids

1,500.00

5/1

Wanda Gag

560.00

11/1

Wanda Gag House

500.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/1

Brown County Historical Society

800.00

11/1

City of New Ulm

4,000.00

11/1

City of New Ulm

1,000.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

300.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

750.00

11/1

Community Research Technology

1,500.00

6/1

Friends of German Park

700.00

6/1

Healthy Community/ Healthy Youth

1,500.00

6/1

Network New Ulm Youth/City of New Ulm

2,000.00

6/1

Pro Kinship for Kids

2,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

11/1

Gustavus Adolphus College

300.00

11/1

City of New Ulm

1,000.00

11/1

City of New Ulm/New Ulm Busines & Retail

2,300.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

150.00

6/1

Bavarian Blast

1500.00

6/1

Park & Recreation/City of New Ulm

1,000.00

6/1

Herman Monument Society

2,500.00

6/1

City of New Ulm/Network New Ulm Youth

1,000.00

6/1

New Ulm Area Youth Soccer Association

25,000.00

6/1

Pro Kinship for Kids

1,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

11/8

City of New Ulm

AMOUNT

6/1

City of New Ulm

AMOUNT

6/1

City of New Ulm

AMOUNT

11/8

Healthy Community/ Healthy Youth

2,000.00

11/8

Hermann Monument Society

2,000.00

11/8

Junior Achievement

1,000.00

6/1

New Ulm Actors Community Theatre

1,500.00

6/1

New Ulm Area Youth Soccer Association

25,000.00

6/1

New Ulm Turnverein

1,300.00

6/1

Pro-Kinship for Kids

1,000.00

11/8

Washington Elementary School

1,795.00

6/1

Putting Green

1,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/1

Bavarian Blast

2,000.00

6/1

Bridging Brown County

800.00

6/1

Brown County Historical Society

1,000.00

6/1

Brown County Teen Court

1,500.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

2,000.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

150.00

6/1

City of New Ulm/Network New Ulm Youth

1,250.00

6/1

Faith In Action Volunteer Cargivers

700.00

11/1

Healthy Community Healthy Youth

4,000.00

6/1

Healthy Community Healthy Youth

2,000.00

6/1

Independent School District #88

750.00

11/1

New Ulm Actors Community Theatre

1,000.00

11/1

New Ulm Comrades of Valor

2,500.00

11/1

Pro Kinship for Kids

5,000.00

6/1

Pro Kinship for Kids

1,500.00

6/1

Putting Green

2,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/1

Bavarian Blast

2,500.00

6/1

Brown County Agricultural Society

2,000.00

6/1

Brown County Historical Society

750.00

6/1

Brown County Humane Society

350.00

11/1

Brown County Humane Society

360.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

500.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

1,000.00

6/1

City of New Ulm Park & Rec

1,000.00

6/1

City of New Ulm/Network New Ulm Youth

1,250.00

11/1

Healthy Community/ Healthy Youth

3,000.00

6/1

Independent School District #88

500.00

11/1

Junior Pioneers

750.00

6/1

Independent School District #88

1,000.00

6/1

New Ulm Actors Community Theatre

1,000.00

6/1

New Ulm Chamber

150.00

11/1

New Ulm Civic Orchestra

715.00

6/1

Pro-Kinship for Kids

1,250.00

6/1

Putting Green

1,800.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/1

Adoptive Services

850.00

6/1

Brown County Historical Society

500.00

6/1

Brown County Humane Society

350.00

11/1

C.A.S.T.

2,000.00

11/1

Coalition for a Clean Minnesota River

5,100.00

6/1

Faith In Action Volunteer Cargivers

500.00

6/1

Friends of German Park

1,500.00

11/1

Healthy Community/ Healthy Youth

3,000.00

6/1

ISD# 88

1,500.00

11/1

Junior Pioneers

500.00

6/1

Martin Luther College

1,800.00

6/1

New Ulm Chamber

150.00

11/1

New Ulm Turnverein

5,000.00

6/1

Pro Kinship for Kids

4,000.00

11/1

Putting Green

2,600.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

11/1

Brown County Public Health Dept

1,200.00

6/1

Brown County Veterens Council

1,000.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

150.00

6/1

City of New Ulm 150th Anniversary

5,000.00

11/1

Concord Singers

1,000.00

6/1

Faith In Action Volunteer Cargivers

750.00

6/1

Friends of German Park

2,400.00

11/1

Friends of German Park

250.00

11/1

Friendship Ventures

250.00

11/1

Healthy Community/ Healthy Youth

1,000.00

6/1

Hertagefest, Inc.

2,000.00

11/1

Junior Achievement

1,000.00

6/1

Nehl’s Park Disc Golf

750.00

11/1

Network NU Youth Leadership

1,250.00

6/1

New Ulm Actors Community Theatre

1,000.00

11/1

New Ulm Medical Center

2,500.00

11/1

New Ulm Turnverein

5,000.00

11/1

Pro Kinship for Kids

2,600.00

6/1

Putting Green

1,500.00

6/1

Starlight Moonlight

500.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

11/1

Brown County Historical Society

500.00

11/1

Brown County Historical Society

500.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

1,500.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

500.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

1,000.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

500.00

11/1

Healthy Community/ Healthy Youth

3,000.00

6/1

Heritagefest, Inc.

1,800.00

11/1

Hermann Monument

4,000.00

11/1

Independent School District #88

2,000.00

11/1

Junior Achievement

2,380.00

6/1

Lind House Association, Inc.

675.00

11/1

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

500.00

6/1

New Ulm 150th

8,000.00

6/1

New Ulm Actors Community Theatre

1,000.00

11/1

New Ulm Turnverein

2,500.00

11/1

NU Area Traumatic Brain Injury

500.00

11/1

United Way of New Ulm

1,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

11/1

Brown County Historical Society

1,000.00

6/1

Brown County Humane Society

1,000.00

11/1

Brown County Humane Society

1,000.00

6/1

C.A.N.U.

800.00

11/1

C.A.S.T.

500.00

11/1

C.A.S.T.

600.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

500.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

250.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

150.00

11/1

City of New Ulm

1,500.00

11/1

City of New Ulm/Park & Recreation

400.00

6/1

Diocese of New Ulm

2,000.00

11/1

Girl Scouts Peacepitpe Council

750.00

6/1

Healthy Community Healthy Youth

2,000.00

6/1

Heritagefest, Inc.

2,000.00

6/1

Hermann Monument

300.00

11/1

Independent School District #88

1,800.00

11/1

Junior Achievement

2,500.00

11/1

New Ulm Turnverein

2,500.00

6/1

Oak Hills Living Center

2,500.00

6/1

Original German Band of NU

300.00

6/1

Putting Green

4,000.00

11/1

S.C.O.R.E.

950.00

11/1

Save George’s Ballroom

1,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

11/1

Brown County Historical Society

1,100.00

6/1

Brown County Humane Society

1,025.00

11/1

C.A.S.T.

1,140.00

11/1

C.A.S.T.

1,000.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

750.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

150.00

11/1

City of New Ulm

500.00

11/1

City of New Ulm

2,000.00

11/1

City of New Ulm

5,080.00

11/1

City of New Ulm Sister Cities

1,500.00

11/1

First Call for Help

650.00

6/1

Independent School District #88

6,000.00

11/1

Independent School District #88

3,000.00

11/1

Junior Achievement

3,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/1

Brown County Historical Society

900.00

11/1

Brown County Historical Society

1,400.00

6/1

Brown County Humane Society

700.00

11/1

Brown County Veterens Council

1,500.00

6/1

C.A.N.U.

2,000.00

11/1

C.A.N.U.

2,000.00

11/1

C.A.S.T.

500.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

750.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

150.00

6/1

City of New Ulm

5,000.00

11/1

City of New Ulm

1,000.00

6/1

City of New Ulm EDA

1,000.00

11/1

Healthy Community Healthy Youth

750.00

11/1

Friends of Flandrau

900.00

6/1

Independent School District #88

2,000.00

11/1

Wanda Gag House

2,000.00

11/1

Putting Green

2,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/21

ARTNUK

1,000.00

6/21

Brown County Historical Society

1,000.00

6/21

Friends of Flandrau

1,500.00

6/21

New Ulm Rotary Club

800.00

6/21

S.C.O.R.E.

1,082.00

6/21

City of New Ulm

150.00

6/21

Brown County Humane Society

1,500.00

6/21

C.A.S.T.

1,000.00

6/21

Lind House Association, Inc.

2,500.00

6/21

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

1,000.00

6/21

City of New Ulm

1,000.00

6/21

City of New Ulm

500.00

6/21

New Ulm Sister Cities

750.00

6/21

New Ulm Voices of Change

1,000.00

6/21

Volunteer EMTs of New Ulm

750.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/20

Brown County Historical Society

868.00

6/20

City of New Ulm Park & Rec

1,665.00

6/20

Friends of Flandrau

1,000.00

6/20

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

1,000.00

6/20

MN Habitat for Humanity

1,000.00

6/20

New Ulm Bike Trail Task Force

2,000.00

6/20

New Ulm Chamber

150.00

6/20

New Ulm Chamber

1,000.00

6/20

New Ulm Sister Cities

2,000.00

6/20

Sioux Trails Guild of Organists

750.00

6/20

NU Police Dept

1,500.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/19

ARTNUK

1,000.00

6/19

Brown County Historical Society

550.00

6/19

City of New Ulm

2,000.00

6/19

City of New Ulm EDA

1,000.00

6/19

Independent School District #88

1,000.00

6/19

Independent School District #88

1,169.00

6/19

Knights of Columbus

500.00

6/19

Lake Hanska County Park

500.00

6/19

New Ulm Turnverein

1,000.00

6/19

Wanda Gag House

500.00

6/19

United Church of Christ

500.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/18

Adult Day Services

750.00

6/18

American Guild of Organists

200.00

6/18

Friends of Flandrau

1,000.00

6/18

Heritagefest, Inc.

1,000.00

6/18

Kid’s Can’t Wait

1,200.00

6/18

Neighborhood Night Out

250.00

6/18

New Ulm Area Football

1,000.00

6/18

New Ulm Area Friends of Family

1,500.00

6/18

Oak Hills Living Center

1,000.00

6/18

Wanda Gag House

500.00

6/18

South Central Technical College

1,000.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/17

American Guild of Organists

500.00

6/17

American Red Cross

450.00

6/17

Friends of Flandrau

1,150.00

6/17

New Ulm Amateur Radio Club

500.00

6/17

New Ulm Chamber

1,500.00

6/17

New Ulm Park & Recreation

1,700.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

(Month/Day data is not available for this year)

Collaborative: BCHS, Lind House,

0.00

Friends of German Park

1,500.00

Friends of German Park

1,000.00

Izaac Walton League

1,500.00

New Ulm Youth Orchestra

50.00

Sioux Valley Hospital Hospice

2,000.00

Wanda Gag House

750.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/15

Wanda Gag House

478.00

6/15

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

1,000.00

6/15

Brown Co Victim Services

2,000.00

6/15

Collaborative: BCHS, Lind House,

1,400.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/14

C.A.N.U.

750.00

6/14

Knights of Columbus

1,000.00

6/14

Minnesota Sports Fisherman Club

2,000.00

6/14

MN Habitat for Humanity

1,500.00

6/14

New Ulm Retrouvalle, Diocese of NU

250.00

6/14

People Reaching Out

750.00

6/14

Women’s Awareness Day

200.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/13

C.A.S.T.

1,000.00

6/13

Lutheran Social Services

3,000.00

6/13

New Ulm Chamber

1,000.00

6/13

Brown County Historical Society

385.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/12

Brown County Historical Society

1,500.00

6/12

C.A.S.T.

1,500.00

DATE

RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

6/11

Brown County Historical Society

918.00

6/11

New Ulm Public Library

1,200.00

6/11

Wanda Gag House

2,750.00