Grant Programs

Fall Grant Opening.pngAnn Bancroft Foundation (ABF) grants are awarded to Minnesota girls each year to inspire and encourage them to imagine something bigger. ABF continues to support these girls on their journey to discovering themselves, unlocking their confidence and self-esteem, and embracing and pursuing their dreams. These grants help give girls the tools they need to find success throughout their lifetime. Grants are awarded up to $1,000.

The Ann Bancroft Foundation Grant Application is open to any K - 12th grade Minnesota resident who identifies as a girl, including those who identify as cisgender, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary people. Grants are available to fund art, cultural, leadership, educational, outdoors/wilderness experiences, sport, athletic, dance equipment, or participation fees. The experiences the Ann Bancroft Foundation grant supports help applicants begin to explore the outside world around them through the lens of recognizing their own abilities, values, and strengths and provide them with the opportunity to be part of a team, build strength and confidence and push themselves farther. We are not accepting applications at this time. The Fall 2024 grant cycle will open on August 1, 2024.

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Our grant application deadlines are April 1 and October 1 each year. 

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