As the immigrant and refugee populations grow and become increasingly diverse, so does the potential for enrichment and transformation in our communities. Marbrook Foundation believes that addressing the opportunities and challenges that come with blending cultures, languages and beliefs will help revitalize our communities and contribute to our wellbeing.

Marbrook Foundation's primary interest is in initiatives or organizations that create equal opportunity for immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities metro area.

We review grant proposals twice a year:

March 15 Deadline

At the June meeting, the Foundation will consider proposals that primarily fall under the following areas:

  • Cultural preservation for new Americans
  • Arts organizations/projects that highlight cultural awareness or address social issues of immigrants and refugees
  • English language instruction for immigrants and refugees
  • Academic success for the children of immigrants and refugees

September 15 Deadline

At the December meeting, the Foundation will consider proposals that primarily fall under the following areas:

  • Expanding access to healthy food
  • Environmental justice and advocacy
  • Integrating a body, mind and spirit approach to the well-being of immigrants and refugees
  • Initiatives working to create equal opportunity or to empower immigrants and refugees—affordable housing, community development, job training, leadership/empowerment, support services