Grant Information

Grant Process
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 (parks and trails, open space, wetlands and woodlands)
  • Community enhancement and leadership development
  • Human services
  • Arts and cultural activities
  • Historical preservation

​Applicants are invited to submit a Letter of Intent describing the proposed grant request.  Grants for 2021 are being reviewed. No additional grant requests will be considered until the next grant cycle. Letters for grant consideration are typically accepted January 1 through mid February. Grant letters may include a brief description of the program, project, or service and include the following information:

  • geographic area served
  • number or anticipated number of Shoreview residents served
  • organizational status [501c(3) or government entity]
  • whether or not the organization has previously received a grant from SCF, and if so results from that grant
  • amount requested

Grant awards are typically announced in April of the same year of application.

View grant guidelines here.

Grant Awards

2021 Grants

2021 Grants have been awarded and 

will soon be announced!

2020 Grants


​​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.

City of 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.

Northeast Youth & Family Services: Provide funding for art therapy as part of mental health therapy program during day treatment and clinical services.

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.

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.​​

2019 Grants

Gallery 96: Provide a workshop series of arts presentations to the community

Lake Owasso Neighborhood Group: Provide signage recognizing artifacts found in the area dating from 1,000 years ago

Mounds View Community Theatre: Support a summer production in Shoreview of Man of La Mancha at Chippewa Middle School

Mounds View High School Diversity Council: Sponsor a student-led multi-cultural festival open to the public at the high school

National Honor Society at Mounds View High School: Support a suicide and mental health awareness event sponsored by students

Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band: Sponsor a summer community band festival in Shoreview

YMCA Get Summer Program: Provide 400 teens in Shoreview a free summer membership and programming at the Shoreview YMCA

Tubman: Support youth violence prevention and leadership development programs for middle and high school students in Shoreview


Past Grants

​​Career Life Transition Program: Provide the program with a Zero Food Recycler and treadmill

Emmet D Williams Elementary School PTA: Playground equipment

Gallery 96:

  • Produce a community art project
  • Guest speakers and workshops at the library

Lakeshore Players Theater: Assist with costs for summer youth performing arts camps

Midwest Special Services:  Empower individuals with disabilities

Mounds View Community Theater:

  • 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 Volunteer Service Club: Assist in its development and staffing

Northeast Youth and Family 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:

  • 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 a community Band Festival in the Shoreview Commons

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

Turtle Lake Elementary PTA: Funding for "A Playground for Everyone," an inclusive playground