The Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC) seeks ways to connect with and support organizations in Greater Minnesota working on racial justice and equity in their communities in order to:

  1. Help FREC learn about the issues and challenges of racial justice in different parts of the state.
  2. Help FREC build new relationships around the state.
  3. Support anti-racism/racial justice work around the state, including financial support
  4. Strengthen Minnesota’s anti-racism infrastructure.

To further these goals, since 2018, with the support of the Bush Foundation, FREC has provided mini-grants to support anti-racism/racial justice work in Greater Minnesota.

>> 2018 Greater MN Grantee Projects.  Learn more about the powerful work folks are doing around the state to overcome racism in their communities.

Sorry – We are no longer accepting applications for 2019 Greater MN Grants – they have been fully disbursed.


Application for FREC Support – CLOSED

In 2019 FREC offered financial support to organizations and community groups in Greater Minnesota working to address racial justice and equity in their community. Local partners would take the lead in planning and implementation. FREC would co-sponsor the event, which would include financial and logistical support.

We accepted applications on a rolling basis and reviewed them once a month to be brought to the FREC Steering Committee for final approval. Applicants were notified within 2 months of receipt of their proposal. For inquiries, please email

To apply, please fill out the online application.