Every year, The Sons of Norway Foundation makes a positive impact through the distribution of over $20,000 in grants. We're dedicated to our work to empower youth and support Nordic heritage and cultural projects throughout your communities.

 

Applications for our 2018 grant programs will open October 5, 2017 for programs/projects that will take place from January 2018-March 2019. For more information on each of our grant opportunities please read below:

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Community Partnership Grant

 

 

 

Deadline: Extended to December 15

Award amount: Up to $1,000

 

Who can apply:

This grant is open to individuals or groups who wish to share their Norwegian heritage and culture through the project for which they apply for funding. Up to five recipients can receive this award in 2018.

 

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 of 2018.

 

Payment to award recipients will be made in late March or early April of 2018.

 

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full grant guidelines.

To apply for this grant

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Helping Hands to Children Grant

Deadline: Extended to December 31

Award amount: Up to $500.00

 

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 of 2018.

 

Payment to award recipients will be made in late March or early April of 2018.

 

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full grant guidelines.

 

To apply for this grant

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Lodge Culture and Heritage Grant

Deadline: Extended to 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 of 2018.

 

Payment to award recipients will be made in late March or early April of 2018.

 

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full grant guidelines.

To apply for this grant

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Lodge Vitality Grant

Deadline: Extended to 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.  Applicants must provide an itemized budget, explain how they will use the funds and demonstrate how this grant will help with lodge maintenance and growth.  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 of 2018.

 

Payment to award recipients will be made in late March or early April of 2018.

 

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full grant guidelines.

To apply for this grant

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Helping Hands to Members

 

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

 

Click Here for: Guidelines & Application

 

To receive further information please contact the Foundation Director at foundation@sofn.com.