Saint Paul Area Grants

The Ecolab Foundation hosts two grant programs in the St. Paul area: 

  • Nonprofit Grants
  • Visions for Learning Educator Grants (St. Paul Public Schools only)
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Visions for Learning Educator Grants:  This program is only for Saint Paul Public Schools (ISD #625). 

The goal of Ecolab’s Visions for Learning grant program for school educators (teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and other licensed staff in pre-k through high schools) is to encourage and reward individual educators’ creativity and innovation in classroom learning by providing opportunities that will motivate and challenge students intellectually, raise student achievement, as well as increase their understanding of academic content and the connection between school and life. 

This program is now accepting applications and is open to Saint Paul Public Schools educators only (ISD #625).

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm central time.

1. Read this first!  Please use this reference guide that includes helpful information on navigating the online application process.  It also includes the questions form the application in case you would like to use this Word document to draft your replies before entering them into the online application.

2. Please note, it is recommended that you use Google Chrome, NOT Internet Explorer, for best results on the applicant site.

3. To apply, click on this Visions for Learning link for access to the online grant application site.

*If you are having trouble accessing the site, make sure you are using Chrome and try opening an incognito window (right click on Chrome icon to view this option to open a New Incognito Window).

*If you are still not able to access the site, please email ecolab@gooddonegreat.com and include the following information about your computer: Operating System, Browser, and Browser Version. Not sure what these are?  Click here to find out: http://www.whatsmybrowser.org/ (make sure to scroll down the page for complete information)

4. Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

5. Click here for a step-by-step visual presentation of the grant application process.

6. Click here to view the grant application over view presentation from Feb. 22.

  • Click here to listen to and view the recording of this presentation:  Play recording.

7. If you have technical questions about accessing the grant application site, please contact our vendor partner Good Done great at ecolab@gooddonegreat.com.

8.  If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Ecolab Foundation office at ecolabfoundation@ecolab.com and indicate you are from SPPS, or call 651.250.2923.


Nonprofit (NPO) Grants:  

To qualify for an Ecolab NPO grant, a 501 (c) 3 organization must provide services in Saint Paul, MN area and fall within one of our four strategic areas of giving: 

  • Youth & Education:  programs to promote youth development, particularly youth at-risk
  • Civic & Community Development:  affordable housing, work readiness, crisis assistance and hunger relief
  • Environment & Conservation:  hands-on environmental learning programs
  • Arts & Culture:  arts education for children and youth, as well as support for museums and the performing arts

2018 St. Paul, MN NPO Grant Cycle:

  • This program is now closed and the 2018 grant cycle for existing grantees will open September 1, 2017.
  • For nonprofit organizations who applied for funding for consideration in 2017, to check the status of your application, sign-into the Applicant Site here.  (For best results, use Google Chrome and a laptop or desktop computer).
  • Information about payment details should you be awarded a grant are available at Good Done Great This is a separate account just for financial administration for potential grant awards.  Please use this reference guide to assist you in creating an account with Good Done Great, assigning a Charity Administrator from your organization and signing up for ACH/wire transfer of grant awards.  The account with Good Done Great is DIFFERENT and SEPARATE from the account used for the online application.  For questions about Good Done Great, contact ecolab@gooddonegreat.com.

In accordance with Ecolab’s Code of Conduct, contributions will not be made to organizations that  discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, other personal characteristics or conditions protected by national, state or local law.


Please email the Ecolab Foundation, or call 651.250.2923 with questions.