Every year, The Sons of Norway Foundation makes a positive impact through the distribution and award of scholarships and grants. We're dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals, and steadfast in our work to empower youth, heritage and cultural projects throughout your communities.

 

A complete list of our grant and scholarship opportunities is presented below, and we encourage you to check back on October 1st every year for the most current information.

 

 

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Local Lodge Partnership Grants 

 

 

 

Grant Overview  

Who can apply:

Local Lodge Partnership grants are only available to Sons of Norway Lodges. All lodges in the Canada, Norway and the United States are eligible to apply.

 

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, equipment that will allow a lodge to host a cultural activity, hosting of visiting groups, instructional videos, etc. 


Lodge building repairs do not qualify.

 

How are winners selected?

The winners are selected by a committee appointed by the Sons of Norway Foundation. Award decisions are based upon: 

  • the lodge’s record of activities 
  • adherence to the mission of the Sons of Norway Foundation (listed above) 
  • to what extent the proposed project will benefit lodges and members of the Sons of Norway

 

What is the timeline for this grant?

To be considered for the 2017 grant season, all Local Lodge Partnership grant applications must be submitted online by December 15, 2016.


Notifications of awards will be made in March of 2017.


Payment to award recipients will be made in late March or early April of 2017.

 

Full grant guidelines.

 

The deadline to apply for this grant has passed.


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General Heritage and Culture Grant

Grant Overview  

Who can apply:

This grant is open to members and lodges of the Sons of Norway and to individuals or groups who 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, hosting of visiting groups, instructional video tapes, etc. 

 

 

 

How are winners selected?

The winners are selected by a committee appointed by the Sons of Norway Foundation. Award decisions are based upon: 

  • the lodge’s record of activities 
  • adherence to the mission of the Sons of Norway Foundation (listed above) 
  • to what extent the proposed project will benefit the greater Nordic community

 

What is the timeline for this grant?

To be considered for the 2017 grant season, all Local Lodge Partnership grant applications must be submitted online by December 1, 2016. Notifications of awards will be made in March of 2017.

Payment to award recipients will be made in late March or early April of 2017.

 

Full grant guidelines.

 

The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.




Grants made possible through our
Humanitarian Fund

The Sons of Norway Foundation Humanitarian Fund was established in 1997. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity and patronage of HRM, King Harald V of Norway in establishing and providing its initial funding. A contribution of $250 or more to the S/N Foundation Humanitarian Fund entitles the donor to a special edition medallion with the image of, HRM, King Harald V. The estate of Dr. Myrtle Beinhauer, a Sons of Norway member and educator, made a generous gift to the Foundation, which is also a major source for this funding.

 

 

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Helping Hands to Children

Grant Overview  

Who can apply:

Helping Hands to Children grants are only available to Sons of Norway Lodges. All lodges in the Canada, Norway and the United States are eligible to apply.

 

Eligible projects:

The Helping Hands to Children Grant will provide matching 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.

Lodge building repairs do not qualify.

 

How are winners selected?

The winners are selected by a committee appointed by the Sons of Norway Foundation.
Award decisions are based upon: 

 

  • the lodge’s record of activities 
  • adherence to the mission of the Sons of Norway Foundation (listed above) 
  • to what extent the proposed project will benefit lodges and members of the Sons of Norway

 

What is the timeline for this grant?

To be considered for the 2017 grant season, all Local Lodge Partnership grant applications must be submitted online by December 15, 2016.

 

Notifications of awards will be made in March of 2017.

 

Payment to award recipients will be made in late March or early April of 2017.

 

Full grant guidelines.

 

The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.


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Helping Hands to Members

 

In 2004 the Sons of Norway Foundation established this grant to help current members by awarding grants of $1,000 per family with recovery following natural disasters including floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and wildfires. 

 

To receive further information on the specific process required to apply for a grant, please contact the Foundation Director at foundation@sofn.com.