The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation (Minnesota)

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation


    The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation focuses its giving primarily for public libraries, health associations, including a children's hospital, volunteer fire departments and human services; funding also for the arts, natural resource conservation, and animals and wildlife. The foundation gives to organizations within the following fields of interest:
    • Arts and culture
    • Biodiversity
    • Child welfare
    • Diseases and conditions
    • Domesticated animals
    • Family services
    • Fire prevention and control
    • Foundations
    • Historic preservation
    • Historical activities
    • Housing development
    • Human services
    • In-patient medical care
    • Libraries
    • Museums
    • Natural resources
    • Performing arts
    • Public libraries
    • Shelter and residential care
    • Special population support
    • Specialty hospital care
    Projects serving the following populations are of special interest:
    • Children and youth
    • Economically disadvantaged people
    • Low-income and poor people

    History of Funding

    The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation has given a total of $1,222,160 in grants in 2016.

    Additional Information

    The Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation was established in 1958 in Minnesota. The foundation does not maintain a website. Please contact the foundation to verify eligibility prior to submission of a full application. Funds may be used for the following purposes:
    • Capital and infrastructure
    • Program development


    Alan C. Anderson

    Alan C. Anderson
    P.O. Box 638
    Rochester, MN 55903-0638

  • Eligibility Details

    Giving primarily is limited to non profit organizations in Rochester, Minnesota with emphasis on Olmsted county. No grants to individuals.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are accepted throughout the year. Initial approach should be with a Letter of Intent. An application form is required. Applicants should submit the following:
    • Geographic area to be served
    • Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested

    Award Details

    Awards vary based on scope and size of project. Awards are up to $100,000.

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