Bromelkamp Foundation is a program at Bromelkamp Company which was established to be responsive to the nonprofit needs of our employees' communities, while at the same time providing a learning opportunity for our staff regarding the work of our clients.
More than just hearing about what our clients do, we connect to their work by experiencing it ourselves. In our software solutions, your needs and your perspective are where we start so it's important for us all to experience grants management firsthand. Grant funds come from a share of company profits and company matches of employee volunteer time. The board of directors is comprised of the entire Bromelkamp Company staff, and during each cycle, members take turns performing philanthropic roles such as program officer, grants administrator, and communications director, so that we each gain experience in philanthropy. We use the same tools that you do - Akoya.net, Pearl, eGrant.net, and the eGrant.net Reviewer, so we can stay in touch with your experience.
Our Foundation serves non-profits in the communities where Bromelkamp Company employees live and work. The Foundation holds one grant cycle annually. After the application deadline each year, we invite current and prospective eGrant.net clients to be grant reviewers. They review a selection of proposals and make recommendations to the Bromelkamp Foundation Board.
2018 Grant Cycle
The focus of Bromelkamp Foundation's 2018 grant award is literacy.
Literacy - Educational programming that teaches new or enhances current language skills. This includes, but is not limited to: speaking, writing, reading, and ESL for people of all ages and abilities.
The primary geographic focus will be those communities in which Bromelkamp Company employees reside: Minneapolis/St Paul (MN), Maple Grove & New Hope (MN), Bay County, Huntington Woods & Jackson (MI), Stark County (OH), Currituck County (NC), Mahopac (NY), and the Bay Area (CA).
Eligible applicants must verify that they are a charitable organization and include their Federal Identification number within the application. To submit an application for funding from the Bromelkamp Foundation you must create an eGrant.net account and follow the instructions within the application.
The 2018 grant round will take place in the autumn. Please check back here or on the Bromelkamp Company Facebook page for notification of when applications will be accepted. The maximum grant amount is $1,500, and there are no grant award reporting requirements.
To apply, please follow the link to eGrant.net on the right side of the page.
The focus of Bromelkamp Foundation’s grant making for 2017 was homlessness, specifically programming that helps to improve the quality of life of the homeless. This includes, but is not restricted to, food banks, shelters, job training or housing assistance. We are happy to announce our 2017 grantees: Face to Face and House of Charity Food Center. Thank you, applicants and reviewers, for making this grant round possible!
PHOTOS: Mural and door of Safe Zone, a drop-in center for homeless youth in downtown St. Paul, MN. Safe Zone is operated by Face to Face, a 2017 grantee.