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2014 Overview

Employee Giving Match $410,072
Foundation Grants $3,884,124

  Total: $4,294,196
Grantee Grantee Location Focus Area Description Area Served  
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2525 East Franklin, #200, Minneapolis Foundation Grants Second year support for the Equitable Opportunities project, a coalition of local organizations working to ensure that regional planning, decision-making, policies and recommendations include representation from all communities, especially low-income populations in the Twin Cities. Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $50,000
in 2014
Anoka County Community Action Program Blaine Foundation Grants Support for a peer mentoring program in Anoka and Washington counties that aims to increase participation in Parent Aware by Licensed Family Child Care Providers Anoka and Washington $15,435
in 2014
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency Virginia Foundation Grants Second year funding in support of outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in northeastern Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis $125,000
in 2014
Austin Public LIbrary Austin Foundation Grants Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project Mower $10,000
in 2014
Better Futures Minnesota 2620 Minneaha Ave., Minneapolis Foundation Grants General operating support Statewide $100,000
in 2014
Casa de Esperanza St. Paul Foundation Grants Second year support for the Amig@s program using social connectedness as a strategy to mitigate the risk of domestic violence in Latino communities. Ramsey $50,000
in 2014
Children's Defense Fund 555 Park Street, St. Paul Foundation Grants Support to provide training and technical assistance in the use of Bridge to Benefits to Foundation grantees, implement technology upgrades and plan and deliver training that supports efforts to increase enrollment of eligible Minnesotans in state health care coverage programs Statewide $200,000
in 2014
CHUM Duluth Foundation Grants Third year funding for promoting social networks among families with young children in three of the lowest-income neighborhoods in Duluth St. Louis $40,000
in 2014
City of Owatonna, Owatonna Public LIbrary Owatonna Foundation Grants Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project Steele $10,000
in 2014
Clay-Wilkin Community Health Board 715 11th Street North, Moorhead Foundation Grants Third year funding for healthy eating and physical activity for children up to age 5 through policy, systems and environmental changes Clay, Becker, Otter Tail and Wilkin $34,019
in 2014
Clearbrook-Gonvick School District Clearbrook Foundation Grants Third-year funding for From the Ground Up, a program to improve nutritional education and access to healthy foods for children up to age 5 Clearwater and Mahnomen $36,100
in 2014
CLUES Mankato Foundation Grants Outreach, screening, referral and application assistance to help uninsured Latinos in southeastern Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs. Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Martin, Waseca and Watonwan $40,000
in 2014
Community Giving Campaign Statewide Employee Giving Match Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign Statewide $335,503
in 2014
Community Neighborhood Housing Services 35 Water Street West, St. Paul Foundation Grants Support for the Frogtown Healthy Homes Healthy Neighbors program, a collaborative project between the neighborhood community development corporation and the neighborhood association, to train renters and homeowner residents to address health and safety issued in their homes. Ramsey $50,000
in 2014
ECHO Minnesota 125 Charles Ave., St. Paul Foundation Grants Support for work to create health system navigation videos with English language learners Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $50,000
in 2014
Fairview Foundation 2344 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul Foundation Grants Third year funding for building the leadership capacity of parents at Riverside Plaza to engage residents in a neighborhood resource center Hennepin $40,000
in 2014
Freeborn County Family Services Collaborative 203 We. Clark Street, Albert Lea Foundation Grants Third year funding for expanding services for families with children up to age 5 by enhancing the Healthy Families program through peer visitors Freeborn $40,000
in 2014
Friends of Hennepin County Library Minneapolis Foundation Grants Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project Hennepin and Ramsey $10,000
in 2014
Greater Twin Cities United Way Minneapolis Foundation Grants Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition Statewide $22,500
in 2014
HealthFinders Collaborative Northfield Foundation Grants Outreach, screening, referral and application assistance to help uninsured Rice County residents enroll in state health care coverage programs Dakota, Goodhue, Rice and Steele $40,000
in 2014
Healthfinders Collaborative 710 Division St S, Northfield Foundation Grants Support for community care coordination with Somali and Latino residents. Rice, Steele, Dakota and Goodhue $65,000
in 2014
Hope Community Minneapolis Foundation Grants Second year support for the Community-Based Financial Coaching initiative for low-income residents, developed by Hope Community and AccountAbility Minnesota Hennepin $50,000
in 2014
Initiative Foundation 405 1st St. SE, Little Falls Foundation Grants Support for assessing, revitalizing and expanding the Inside-Out Connections program to more fully support children with an incarcerated parent Cass, Crow Wing, Benton, Pine and Stearns $20,000
in 2014
Initiative Foundation 405 1st St. SE, Little Falls Foundation Grants In honor of Kathy Gaalswyk's retirement from the Blue Cross Foundation board of directors Cass, Crow Wing, Benton, Pine and Stearns $5,000
in 2014
Joyce Preschool 3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis Foundation Grants Support for dual child/parent-centered strategies to build social connections that strengthen parent leadership and community engagement. Hennepin $50,000
in 2014

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