MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx Foundation and Lynx FastBreak Foundation today announced that it will be accepting applications from non-profit organizations for grants for the upcoming 2017 WNBA season. All grant applications must be postmarked by Monday, May 1. Visit http://lynx.wnba.com/lynx-in-the-community/minnesota-lynx-foundation/ to download an application. Grant recipients will be selected by the end of May 2017. The winners will be honored throughout the 2017 Minnesota Lynx season.
During the 2017 Minnesota Lynx season, the Lynx Foundation and Lynx Fastbreak Foundation look to support the Minnesota community in a variety of ways. The Lynx will feature events and grants to organizations that best fulfill the missions for either the Minnesota Lynx Foundation or Lynx FastBreak Foundation.
Throughout the season, the Minnesota Lynx will give $36,000 spread between eight separate grants to organizations which focus on a specific area of charity. Four of the eight grants, totaling $20,000, will be given from the Minnesota Lynx Foundation to fund breast cancer research and support programs throughout the state of Minnesota. The remaining four grants, totaling $16,000, will be donated from the Minnesota Lynx FastBreak Foundation to support hands-on programs which positively impact Minnesota youth.
The Minnesota Lynx Foundation and the FastBreak Foundation operate as a part of the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation, a non-profit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.