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See an overview of our Grant opportunities.

Applications are closed for the 2020 grant program. We will begin accepting applications on October 1, 2020, for programs/projects taking place between January 2021 and March 2022.

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For more information on each of our grant opportunities please read below:

Heritage and Culture Fund

Opening: By October 15

Deadline: December 31

Award amount: Up to $1,000

 

Who can apply:

This grant is open to individuals or groups who are not members of Sons of Norway and wish to share their Norwegian heritage and culture through the project for which they apply for funding.

Eligible projects:

Projects that promote and preserve the culture and heritage of Norway are eligible. Examples of previously funded projects are cultural classes, cultural fairs/festivals, instructional classes or video tapes, etc.

Notifications of awards will be made in March.

Payment to award recipients will be made in April.

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Opening: By October 15

Deadline: December 31

Award Amount: Up to $1,500

Who can apply:

All Sons of Norway Lodges in Canada, Norway and the United States.

Eligible projects:

Projects that promote and preserve the Norwegian culture and heritage are eligible. Examples of previously funded projects are cultural classes and presentations, documenting local cultural history, hosting of visiting groups, etc.

Notifications of awards will be made in March.

Payment to award recipients will be made in April.

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FULL GRANT GUIDELINES

Opening: By October 15

Deadline: December 31

Award amount: Up to $1,000

Who can apply:

All Sons of Norway Lodges in Canada, Norway and the United States.

Eligible projects:

The Lodge Vitality Grant has been newly created to “give lodges a boost” in their operating budget that they would not likely receive from other sources.  Examples include replacement of aged or failing equipment that may be vital to the lodge’s meetings/programs, new initiatives to increase membership, a new program to engage younger generations, etc.

Notifications of awards will be made in March.

Payment to award recipients will be made in April.

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Humanitarian Fund

Opening: By October 15

Deadline: December 31

Award amount: Up to $1,000.00

Who can apply:

All Sons of Norway Lodges in Canada, Norway and the United States.

Eligible projects:

The Helping Hands to Children Grant will provide funds to be used to establish educational programming and/or mentoring for children. Examples of eligible projects are: Adopt-A-School, Barnas Norsk Klubb, children’s heritage programing, books for reading programs, school equipment, mentoring services, supplies and other special programs for children.

Notifications of awards will be made in March.

Payment to award recipients will be made in April.

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In 2004 the Sons of Norway Foundation established this grant to help current members by awarding funds of up to $5,000 per family following property damage due to natural disasters including floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and wildfires. Grants are made from the Humanitarian Fund.

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In 2020 the Sons of Norway Foundation established this grant to help current members with unreimbursed medical claims due to extreme illness or injury. Awards of up to $5,000 help members who are uninsured, underinsured or denied coverage for major medical expenses. Grants are made from the Humanitarian Fund.

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The Sons of Norway Foundation will entertain applications outside the current grant cycle for projects that demonstrate interest in the promotion and preservation of Nordic culture, Norwegian-American cultural exchange activities and other Nordic focused educational opportunities. Please contact the Foundation for more information.