2022 Grants

In 2023 we were excited to conduct two grant cycles, rather than one.  We hope this will better meet the needs of organizations who do not have fiscal years that align with the calendar year.

  • Ebenezer Society Foundation: Lifelong learning program at Applewood Pointe through music and social activities

  • Gallery 96: Plein Air painting and photography sessions in Shoreview Parks

  • Lakeshore Players: Two-week Under Construction theater summer camp in June 2024 at Chippewa Middle School

  • Midwest Special Services: Virtual Reality headsets/equipment for disabled adults to allow them to explore the world and experience what it is like to move their arms, walk, or run.

  • Shoreview Parks & Rec: Continue and grow in-person caregiver support with two programs

  • Shoreview YMCA: Summer camp scholarships for kids

  • Slice of Shoreview: Theatrical production of Madagascar at the Slice of Shoreview

  • Shoreview/Arden Hills Lions Club: Welcome baskets for new residents

  • Tubman: Provide legal services to Shoreview residents


An advisory board of Shoreview residents and friends annually selects non-profit organizations that serve the Shoreview community with programs focused in the following areas:

  • Recreational places such as parks and trails, as well as places for reflection and relaxation such as open spaces, wetlands and woodlands
  • Community enhancement and leadership development
  • Human services
  • Arts and cultural activities
  • Historical preservation

​Applicants are invited to submit a Grant Proposal describing the grant request.  Recipients are usually announced within two months after the end of the submission period.  There are two submission cycles in 2024.  The first cycle is March 1 through April 15 with decisions being communicated mid May.

The dates for the second grants cycle will be announced shortly.

Grant proposals should include a detailed description of the program, project, or service and must include the following information:

  • geographic area served
  • number or anticipated number of Shoreview residents served
  • amount requested, whether the proposed activity is possible if a partial award is given, and a complete line-item budget
  • how results will be evaluated
  • whether or not the organization has previously received a grant from SCF, and if so results from that grant
  • proof of organizational status [501c(3) or government entity]
  • contact information

View complete grant guidelines here.

Grant Process

Arden Hills-Shoreview Rotary Club, in partnership with Shoreview Parks and Recreation and Public Works Department and the Rice Creek Watershed District will build a 2000 Square foot pollinator garden at Mccullough Park
Gallery 96 will offer 3 Plein Air painting session workshops in the Shoreview parks
Midwest Special Services will engage a teaching artist for class for adults with disabilities
North Suburban Chorus will offer performances for residents at 5 senior living facilities in Shoreview as well as one at the Shoreview Community Center
Sacred Grounds Coffee House will offer cow-tipping workshops which are creative writing workshops for people with disabilities and those from underrepresented communities
Oak Hill Montessori Community School/Ramsey County Library/Shoreview Human Rights Commission: will have a Peace of Mind exhibit that encompasses art and storytelling while focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us.
Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band will build a professional grade interior tie down system for the trailer to secure instruments during transport
Shoreview Parks and Recreation will provide educational activities at the Shoreview Farmers Market
Tubman will use the funding for Legal services for victims of domestic violence in Shoreview

Career Life Transition Program: Provide the program with a Zero Food Recycler and treadmill
Emmet D Williams Elementary School PTA: Playground equipment
Gallery 96:

  • Provide a workshop series of arts presentations to the community
  • Produce a community art project
  • Guest speakers and workshops at the library

Lake Owasso Neighborhood Group: Provide signage recognizing artifacts found in the area dating from 1,000 years ago
Lakeshore Players Theater: Assist with costs for summer youth performing arts camps
Midwest Special Services:  Empower individuals with disabilities
Mounds View Community Theater:

  • Support a summer production in Shoreview of Man of La Mancha at Chippewa Middle School
  • Assist with costs for production of Les Miserables
  • “Pay What You Can” tickets for HMS Pinafore 
  • Major sponsorship of its production of ‘Crazy for You’

Mounds View Orchestral Association: Rock Orchestra support and tuning assistance
Mounds View High School Diversity Council: Sponsor a student-led multi-cultural festival open to the public at the high school
Mounds View High School Volunteer Service Club
: Assist in its development and staffing
National Honor Society at Mounds View High School: Support a suicide and mental health awareness event sponsored by students
Northeast Youth and Family Services:

  • Provide funding for art therapy as part of mental health therapy program during day treatment and clinical services.
  • Comprehensive upgrade of its website
  • Help upgrade the Therapeutic Tools Library
  • Spatial improvements to the Trauma-informed Care waiting room

Pinewood Elementary School:  Fund Heart of Dance program which allows 120 students to access high quality social-emotional learning through dance instruction
Ralph Reeder Food Shelf:

  • Enhance the organizations’ physical infrastructure and capacity to meet community needs and provide food and essential personal and baby supplies to help meet needs of those in the community impacted by COVID-19.
  • Purchase a laptop computer to track services off-site and Community ​Food Drive Tool Kits
  • Fund furniture and food storage units and supplies for the new Mounds View location
  • ​Purchase a laptop computer to tack services off-site
  • ​Purchase, install and training of the shelf saver software / database

Ramsey County Library / Shoreview: 3D printer
Scandia Shores Senior Living: Provide an educational series
Shoreview-Einhausen Sister City Association: Help host the community band from Einhausen, Germany
Shoreview Historical Society:

  • Repair windows on the Historic Guerin Gas Station
  • Frame historical photos at the library
  • Fund a history intern to create a strategic interpretive plan for Heritage Park and the Lepak/Larson House
  • Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band:
  • Sponsor community Band Festivals in the Shoreview Commons

Shoreview Parks and Rec: ‘Rec on the Go’ boxes for children in Shoreview to use at home or bring to local parks that will encourage outdoor activity in the midst of recommended social distancing. Boxes will be delivered to families in need and also available for Shoreview residents to pick up at the Community Center.

Slice Of Shoreview Committee

  • Sponsor the performance by the Teddy Bear band at Slice of Shoreview
  • Help provide food and entertainment for Shoreview’s 60th birthday party at the Slice of Shoreview

Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative: Fund the partnership with Mounds View Schools whose professionals on a daily basis support children, youth and families’ mental health and housing stability needs. This rapid response support connects staff, students and families to resources, networks and solutions to meet immediate needs. The need is great in 2020 as the COVID-19 puts communities, families and individuals at great risk.​

Tubman: Support youth violence prevention and leadership development programs for middle and high school students in Shoreview
Turtle Lake Elementary PTA: Funding for "A Playground for Everyone," an inclusive playground

  • Get Summer Program: Provide 400 teens in Shoreview a free summer membership and programming at the Shoreview YMCA
  • Fund emergency services at the Shoreview YMCA location for individuals and families impacted by COVID-19 including meals and child care services for children of essential workers.

2023 Grants

2021 Grants

Past Grants

Ramsey County Library & Shoreview Bikeways & Trails Commission will partner to provide four bike repair stations throughout Shoreview as well as pertinent videos and safety clinics.
Shoreview Historical Society will update, print and distribute an historical booklet with self-guided tour.
Midwest Special Services will continue their Adaptive Beekeeping Program, offer classes and partner with local groups.
Mounds View Schools will offer EmpowerU, a personalized, social-emotional learning program to high school students.
Northeast Youth and Family Services will purchase laptop computers to support their mental health programs.