Partnership Engagement Fund

How to apply for funding through the Partnership Engagement Fund, application review process and forms.

About the fund

This program is intended to support collaboration and partnerships between community-based organizations (CBOs) and neighborhood organizations to increase diverse public participation through project development and implementation, engaging historically underrepresented residents meaningfully and effectively on policies and programs that impact them and in decision-making with a focus on furthering equity.


The Partnership Engagement Fund dollars are available to community-based organizations that are partnering with recognized neighborhood organizations to further the City’s goals as stated in the Strategic Racial Equity Action Plan and Minneapolis 2040: “The people of Minneapolis will be socially connected, healthy and safe.”

Community-based organizations must operate exclusively for charitable or educational purposes.

Interested in applying?

You can sign up to get notified when the application is released by contacting NCR through any of these options:

  1. Fill out theinitial interest form
  2. Email
  3. Send voicemail or text: (612) 454-0654

NCR support for applicants

NCR's neighborhood specialists and community specialists will work with your organization to complete the application, find neighborhood organization partners, set up optional online site visits and prepare you for the City contracting process.

Last year's application

You can view last year's application form here. This document contains an overview of the Partnership Engagement Fund, the application form and the application, review and contracting processes.

Review process

A panel of community members and City staff will review applications and make funding recommendations. The NCR director and City Council will make final funding decisions.

Community reviewers needed

Apply to join the community proposal review panel to review Partnership Engagement Fund project proposals. If you are part of one of the organizations applying for funding, you are not eligible to serve on the proposal review panel.

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