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Dakota Foundation

Grant Program: Program-Related Investments

Geographic Area Targeted

Arizona, North Dakota, New Mexico, & Colorado where the foundation has board members living and able to interact directly with investment candidates. However, particularly exciting proposals supporting other regions may be considered.

Search Process Keywords

Job Creation

Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness

Vocational & Trade Education

Employment Services


Life Skills Training & Rehabilitation

Link to Funding Announcement

Application Due Date


Grant Award Range

Up to $100,000

Expected Number of Awards


Eligible Applicants

Nonprofits and For-Profits (Editor’s recommendation: Community College Foundation)

Overview of Funding

While not limited to the list below, we offer the following suggestions of partnerships we have supported in the past and hope to support again in the future. This list is not exhaustive, but is provided to be representative of the spirit of the requests we are likely to consider:

  • Entrepreneurial endeavors with high social impact

  • Programs that develop education or specific job training that empowers individuals to become more economically self-sufficient

  • Programs supporting improved employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged members of the community

Refer to the foundation’s FAQ webpage:

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