ST. CLOUD -- The Bernick Family Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation is accepting applications for their 2013 grant program. The foundation plans to give away about $150,000.

Requests can range from $3,000 to $50,000. Grants will be distributed to 501 (c) (3) non-profit organizations seeking funds for youth and education or health and fitness programs.

The non-profit must be located in Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd, duluth, St. Cloud, Willmar or Dresser, Wisconsin.

The grant program is in its fifth year supporting local organizations that reflect the family's values in the community.

Applications will be open now through Midnight on Sept. 1st.