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 collaborative 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.

Application for FREC Support


In 2020 FREC is offering grants of up to $2000 to support 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.

Proposals will be evaluated on two primary criteria:

                    • Advancing racial just understanding and work
                    • Planning & implementation is collaborative, including representatives from multiple groups
  1. We accept applications on a rolling basis and review them once a month to be brought to the FREC Steering Committee for final approval. Applicants will be notified within 2 months of receipt of their proposal. For inquiries, please email
FREC will begin reviewing the next round of Greater MN Grant applications in January 2020.

To apply, please fill out the online application.