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Strategic Growth Awards

The Bethel University Foundation is excited to announce the opportunity for you to participate in its annual Strategic Growth Award provided as a grant for you and your department.

2023 Strategic Growth Awards

Up to $100,000 will be awarded in 2023. Bethel University Foundation Strategic Growth Awards offered will be for projects in the range of $35,000-$50,000.

Award Criteria

Awards will be granted to initiatives that enhance
the effective and sustainable:

  • Growth of Bethel’s enrollment and/or
  • Affordability of a Bethel education.


Strategic Growth Awards may be granted to academic departments, athletic teams, academic support functions, operational departments, or special projects.


January 1, 2023 - Applications available
January 1-March 1, 2023 - Applications accepted
May 2023 - Awards announced 
June 2023 - Awards funded

Apply for a Strategic Growth Award

Click here to complete the online application

If you have any questions, please contact Angie Hjelle, executive director of the Bethel University Foundation, at 651-635-1001 or a-hjelle@bethel.edu

Bethel University Foundation Strategic Growth Awards were launched in 2017 to help fund strategic initiatives that will benefit Bethel University and to enhance the visibility of the Bethel University Foundation. 

The Bethel University Foundation seeks to award grants exclusively to Bethel University.