Human Services Funding


The City of Edina supports organizations that serve Edina residents. The City provides special funding to organizations that address an immediate, basic human need (i.e., elements required for survival and normal/healthy mental and physical health, such as food, water, shelter, protection from environmental threats and supportive services to assist with activities of daily living) in order to improve resident and community quality of life. 

How to Apply

Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2024-2025 funding closed Aug. 14, 2023. The process of applying for 2026-2027 funding will open in the summer of 2025. 

Selection Process

The Human Service Funding is led by a task force which is formed every two years and is made up of current Board and Commission members of the City. The Human Services Task Force provides an informed and community-based recommendation on how the funds are distributed. 

The Task Force's role is to solicit and consider proposals from organizations and provide recommendations of a two-year funding distribution amount to be considered for adoption by the City Council. The Task Force creates a Request for Proposal, accepts applications, analyzes and interviews applicants, and ultimately provides a funding recommendation. Because this is a budget distribution, the City Council makes the final decision on the funding.