Saint Paul Area Grants

See below for information on how to apply for an Ecolab Foundation grant that serves the St. Paul area.

The Ecolab Foundation supports programming in the St. Paul area. 

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. Please review guidelines and restrictions on the Apply for Grant page.

  • 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:  environment and conservation organizations, hands-on environmental learning programs
  • Arts & Culture:  arts education for children and youth, as well as support for museums and the performing arts

Application Process:

  • The Application Process is now CLOSED.
  • We expect decisions will be emailed to applicants at the end of March.
  • Access the Applicant Site to view submitted applications and track status (GrantsConnect, powered by our vendor partner YourCause-Blackbaud).
  • 2022 application consideration is currently invite only and for existing grantees (opens 1 September 2021).


    If you have questions about grant disbursements/payments, please visit NPOConnect, the Nonprofit Portal, powered by our vendor partner YourCause-Blackbaud. This is a separate site just for financial administration of grant awards.  Please note that the Ecolab Foundation staff does NOT have access to this site because it contains confidential payment information.  If you need assistance, please see the email and chat features at the bottom of NPOConnect sign-in page or to fill out the Nonprofit Platform Service Inquiry form.


    Click here to download additional information/instructions about signing into the Nonprofit Platform.

    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.