Apply for RACE in Rochester Community Funding!
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The Science Museum of Minnesota's "RACE: Are We So Different?" exhibit will be displayed at Rochester Public Library from February 2019 to April 2019! As part of this exhibit, the Science Museum is going to be funding community-led events and programming focusing on race and racism in Rochester. We want you to apply!

What is RACE in Rochester Community Funding?
The Science Museum of Minnesota is investing in community leaders like you who are passionate about racial justice in Rochester and who are looking for funds to support events and programming you'd like to lead around race and racism in your community. Individuals can apply for either a $250 or $500 micro grant, depending on the size of your project. Collaborative projects between three or more individuals, as well as projects by organizations, can apply for a $1000 micro grant.

What types of projects will recieve funding?
We're looking for projects that either add on to the information in the exhibit, or expand the conversation around race and racism in Olmstead County. Your project doesn't have to be science heavy: it could include art, a performance, a series of discussions, or even things like getting people transportation to see the exhibit! Events can be held in any language. We will be prioritizing applications from indigenous people, people of color, and racial justice advocates.

Who decides how proposals will be chosen?
A team from the Science Museum, along with members of our Rochester Advisory Council, will evaluate all proposals according to their feasibility, community accessibility, and potential impact.

How do I apply?
You can apply by filling out the form below. If you'd prefer to record your idea with a phone audio or video recording, you can email it to us at

What is the application deadline?
The first round of RACE in Rochester community funding applications are due by February 22nd, 2018. We'll contact applicants that week to discuss next steps. Please reach out to Tony Williams (, 651-221-4728) with questions or concerns.

Where can I learn more?
Check out our website at for more information.

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Would anyone else be involved in your project? If so, who?
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Please give us a short description of your project.
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What languages would your project be presented in? Would it require translation or interpretation?
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Where would your project take place? Would you want us to reserve a room at Rochester Public Library?
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What level of funding are you applying for?
If you received that funding, how would you spend the money?
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What excites you about this opportunity?
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We'll get back to you the week of February 25th. You can email or call Tony Williams (, 651-221-4728) with any questions.
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