Community

Grants Program

Since 2003, the Woodbury Community Foundation has worked hard to address the needs of those who live and work in Woodbury. WCF is proud to offer Community Grants to support and invest in local nonprofits, which are doing work to make a real difference in real people’s lives.

Donate to Support Community Grants

Woodbury Community Foundation is proud to offer annual Community Grants to invest in local nonprofits which are making a difference in our community. Our WCF Grant Cycle is offered once a year, typically in May. Applications that meet our criteria are reviewed by our Grants Committee and Grants are awarded in August.

Information on our updated 2024 Community Grants program is coming soon. WCF does not provide monetary funding to organizations outside of this grant cycle, however we may be able to provide additional support within our non-profit roundtable or assist with fundraising needs.

In 2023, WCF gave special consideration to funding nonprofit projects that address one of four strategic focus areas that have been identified by the community as areas of local concern.  They include:

  • Improve community health and well-being
  • Reduce hunger, especially for underserved local families
  • Increase public safety
  • Expand youth development

WCF is committed to addressing racial and economic disparities. Proposals that demonstrate they foster inclusiveness and address disparities will be given priority.

Our 2023 Grants Program funded grants of up to $1,000-5,000 in the four categories for qualifying nonprofits or government entities, including schools or community organizations, such as coalitions or a collaborative.

The grants were awarded in conjunction with 2023 Woodbury Days. For questions, call the Foundation at 651-505-7024.

WCF Community Grant

Recipients

We have awarded 30 Community Grants grants totaling over $100,000 over the last five years. By 2028, it’s our goal to increase our total grants by 5X. If you would like to be a part of this movement to ensure our non-profits are equipped to meet the needs of the community,  see the link below.

2023 Grants

SoWashCo CARES to help several hundred kids dependent on basic needs. 

Woodbury Thrives for the Community Garden 

Open Cupboard  to  support their Mobile Food Shelf Program in seven senior living communities.

One Woodbury – a new community event celebrating our diverse community

Woodbury for Justice & Equality to bring awareness for inequities in our community. 

Spirit Song Choir to purchase portable risers for community outreach.

Woodbury Senior Living to purchase outdoor living furniture.

Woodbury Days Council to support performing arts.

Woodbury VFW to support a Memorial Day program

2022 Grants

SoWashCo CARES to help several hundred kids dependent on basic needs. 

Open Cupboard (formerly CCEFS) to expand a mobile food shelf to feed more local families in need. 

Tubman to provide legal services to help local victims of domestic violence.

Woodbury for Justice & Equality to bring awareness for inequities in our community. 

Woodbury Public Safety to provide emergency aid to residents in crisis situations. 

2021

Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf for a bilingual program assistant 

Community Thread helping disabled individuals and families through its 2021 Holiday Hope.

Mental Health Club at Woodbury High School teaching healthy coping strategies for students.

SoWashCo CARES to support students with mental health issues.

Tubman to support legal services for local survivors of domestic violence. 

Woodbury Days to promote healthy lifestyles.

Woodbury for Justice and Equality to promote equity and inclusion with events.

Woodbury Heritage Society to preserve Woodbury history through oral and recorded interviews.

Youth Service Bureau for  youth with mental and chemical health care issues.

Great River Education Consortium.for Post-secondary training and/or job placement.

2020

Community Thread Holiday Hope
Woodbury Leadership Academy
Woodbury for Justice & Equality
Tubman
Woodbury Math & Science Academy
Rotary Club of Woodbury and School District 833
Youth Service & St. Croix Family Center 

2019

Woodbury Lions KidSight Program
Hope for the Journey Home
Special Adventures
SoWashCo Cares

2018

Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf Woodbury YMCA – Teen Thrives program Woodbury High School AVID Program – College Visits Woodbury Department of Public Safety – Car Seat Safety Program
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Questions?

Please contact: wcf@woodburyfoundation.org

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