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31 Dec

U.S. Bank Foundation – Community Possible

  Grant Amount: Not Specified


The U.S. Bank Foundation accepts letters of inquiry to the Community Possible grant program on an ongoing basis.
Funding Priorities
Play: Arts, culture and places to play
Access to artistic and cultural programming and arts education
  • Programs that provide access to cultural activities, visual and performing arts, zoos and aquariums and botanic gardens for individuals and families living in underserved communities
  • Funding for local arts organizations that enhance the economic vitality of the community
  • Programs that provide funding for arts-focused nonprofit organizations that bring visual and performing arts programming to low- and moderate-income K-12 schools and youth centers
Supporting learning through play
  • Support for organizations that build or expand access to active play spaces and places that help K-12 students learn through play and improves the health, safety and unification of neighborhoods in low- and moderate-income communities
  • Programs that focus on using active play to help young people develop cognitive, social and emotional learning skills to become vibrant and productive citizens in low- and moderate-income communities
Outdoor places to play
  • Cleanup efforts in community spaces, including (but not limited to) beaches, rivers, and streams
  • Protecting green spaces within the community, including planting trees, mangroves and seagrass
  • Programs that support community, native and/or pollinator gardens, including community composting
Work: Workforce education and economic prosperity
Investing in the workforce
  • Small business technical assistance programs
  • Job skills, career readiness training programs with comprehensive placement services for low- and moderate-income individuals entering or reentering the labor force
Providing pathways for educational success
  • Organizations and programs that help low- and moderate-income and at-risk middle and high school students prepare for post-secondary education at a community college, university, trade or technical school and career readiness
  • Programs and initiatives at post-secondary institutions that support access to career and educational opportunities for low- and moderate-income and diverse students
Teaching financial well-being for work and life
  • K-12 and college student financial literacy
  • Adult and workforce financial literacy
  • Senior financial fraud prevention
  • Military service member and veteran financial literacy
Supporting the green economy through workforce development
  • Reskilling or retraining for jobs in renewable or clean energy
  • Building and maintaining infrastructure to support renewable energy, including EV charging stations and bike/transportation programs
Home: Neighborhood stability and revitalization
Access to safe, affordable energy-efficient housing
  • Organizations that preserve, rehabilitate, renovate or construct affordable housing developments for low- and moderate-income families, individuals, seniors, veterans, and special-needs populations
  • Organizations that provide transitional housing as a direct stepping stone to permanent housing
  • Organizations that focus on veterans housing and homeownership
  • Construction of green homes for low- and moderate-income communities
  • Clean energy retrofit programs for low- and moderate-income housing developments
  • Organizations that provide access to renewable energy
  • Improving waste management systems to include recycling and composting programs
Homeownership education
  • Homebuyer education
  • Pre- and post-purchase counseling and coaching
  • Homeownership-retention programs designed to provide foreclosure counseling
Grant Types Available
  • Operating
  • Program or project
  • Capital


Organizations must have tax-exempt status under IRS section 501(c)(3) and certify that they maintain a non-discrimination policy that ensures the organization does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, marital status, genetic information, veteran status or other factors that are protected by law.


  • Arts and Humanities
  • Basic Needs
  • Community Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • Other / Miscellaneous
  • Youth / Children and Families