Are you located in the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa)? Do you have a GREAT idea on how to advance social justice in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities that you want to implement but you just need a little bit of financial support to make it happen? If you do, consider applying for a BMPP micro-grant. 

We are looking for unique ideas to support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to build a better world where individuals are nurtured and families are supported so that their communities can achieve their full potential.  By unique we mean new, inventive, and timely projects. 

PLEASE NOTE: We will not support existing or ongoing projects. If the project builds out a new area of an existing program then please explain how so we will consider it.

This year we are especially interested in projects that support work that addresses the intersections of race/ethnicty, class, and gender.

You can submit an application online, or you may also apply by creating a Youtube video request. Be sure to answer all the following questions:

  1. Provide the name of 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that is sponsoring your project.

  2. Tell us about yourself.

  3. Tell us about your idea and project. Why is needed now?

  4. How will you use the money? (You can apply for any amount up to $2,500.)

  5. What impact will your project will have if you successfully complete it? How will it have helped to advance justice for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Upper Midwest region (Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin)?

For more information, see our FAQs.

Deadline - july 31, 2019

For 2019, we will only have one grant round and we will accept applications till July 31, 2019. Grants will be reviewed in August 2019 and decisions will be made by August 23, 2019. You will be notified on or before August 23 if you have been awarded a grant.

Ready to submit online?

Your on-line applications cannot be saved, so we suggest you copy and paste the questions on a Word document and then work on it till you are satisfied. When you are ready come back and submit your on-line application. The on-line applications do not save as you work on them, and we will not receive a complete proposal till you click on the 'SUBMIT' button.

By submitting this application you give BMPP permission to review and use this information for our giving circle work.