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Minvera Education and Development Foundation


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The Minerva Education and Development Foundation (MEDF) provides grants to IRS 501(c)(3) organizations and other non-profit organizations that seek funding for charitable programs. All grant applications must be submitted in writing to the Chair of the MEDF Grant Committee. The MEDF Grant Committee consists of at least five (5) members of the MEDF Board of Trustees. The Grant Committee reviews all grant requests and submits its recommendations to the Board of Trustees. A majority vote of the Board of Trustees is required to approve all grant awards.

Funding Process

The submission, review, and notification timelines for grant applications are below. Materials must be received by the dates listed.

April 30, 2018 Deadline date for grant applications for program funding
June 30, 2018 Decision notification and disbursement of approved grants completed

MEDF Grant Application

The MEDF Grant Application consists of the following:
•    Grant Application Cover Sheet
•    Grant Application Narrative
•    Grant Budget

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MEDF Grant Application

MEDF Grant Application (Word) Adobe_PDF
MEDF Final Grant Report Guidelines Adobe_PDF
Adobe Reader  Adobe_PDF


To receive an application by mail, send your request to:

Minerva Education and Development Foundation

P.O. Box 21655

Detroit, MI 48221



Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2018.

Past Grant Recipients

bullet Alternatives for Girls

bullet American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

bullet Avenue D Boys Choir

bullet Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

bullet Black United Fund

bullet Delta Manor, Inc.

bullet Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    Detroit Alumnae Chapter

bullet Detroit Windsor Dance Academy

bullet Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

bullet Ennis Center for Children

bullet Federation of Youth Servicesschoolboy_trans



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