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Grant funding restrictions

To maintain focus and achieve greater impact, and in some cases due to federal law, the Securian Financial Foundation does not make grants in certain areas. These include:


  • Political, lobbying or fraternal activities
  • Start-up funding for new organizations
  • Religious organizations for denominational or religious purposes
  • Organizations that do not have tax exempt status under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Fundraising events, benefits, sponsorships or advertising support
  • Individuals or individual scholarships
  • Endowment campaigns
  • Athletic, recreation or sports-related organizations
  • Services traditionally supported by government agencies
  • International organizations
  • Trips or tours
  • Funding for hospitals or other health care services generally supported by third party mechanisms (hospitals, however, are eligible for matching gifts)
  • Conferences, seminars, workshops or symposiums
  • Public and private K-12 schools (however, schools are eligible for matching gifts)
DOFU 1-2021
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