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Applicants Now Open to Apply to Count on COUNTRY Financial Grant Program

Recognizing a decade of service to Minneapolis nonprofits

Oct. 3, 2017

COUNTRY Financial® is back at it again in Minneapolis-St. Paul—giving and investing more in our communities than ever before. Here in our tenth year of the Count on COUNTRY Financial Grant Program, we invite nonprofit organizations that align with our focus areas to apply for funding. 

A history of giving

Since 2008, COUNTRY Financial has awarded $2 million to organizations that support our four pillars of concentration. Our primary focus areas include providing financial education, employment opportunities, homeownership and youth mentorship opportunities within the communities we serve.

How it’s working

One organization that has truly seen a transformation in Minneapolis-St. Paul is TWIN CITIES R!SE (TCR). Their group has been able to change the lives of many who previously felt hopeless.

For example, before Victor came to TCR, he was homeless and couch hopping, staying with friends and looking for work. He didn’t have a phone, mailing address or car. One of his friends told him about the organization on a Friday and by that Monday he had enrolled.

“The Personal Empowerment classes were most helpful to me,” said Victor. “They taught me how to be confident and how to own my own choices in life. The Workplace Communications class made a big difference for me as well.”

Today Victor works at a wellness center. It’s a place he would have never applied to without his TWIN CITIES R!SE training. He now has an apartment, reliable transportation, and is taking college classes online.

“TWIN CITIES R!SE was a fast track to improving my circumstances. There are so many people out there who need the support and services this organization offers,” said Victor.

How to apply

Nonprofits in Minneapolis-St. Paul that have goals and programming that align to our four pillars are encouraged to apply. Applicants have until Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. CST to submit their grant requests.

Applications can be emailed to Learn more at


About COUNTRY Financial

COUNTRY Financial is a marketing name for COUNTRY Life Insurance Company®, COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company® and their respective subsidiaries, located in Bloomington, IL. COUNTRY Financial serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States and offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services.