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2016 Overview

Employee Giving Match $429,414
Foundation Grants $3,745,571

  Total: $4,174,985
Grantee Grantee Location Focus Area Description Area Served  
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis Foundation Grants First year funding to support a partnership between the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability and the New American Academy to advance inclusionary zoning housing policies along the Southwest Light Rail Transit project corridor. Hennepin $82,961
in 2016
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2525 East Franklin Avenue # 200, Minneapolis Foundation Grants Second year support for a coalition of organizations that are working to advance policy reforms that enhance equity in the seven-county Metropolitan area through a series of community events, meetings between public sector departments and key grassroots nonprofits, and the development and monitoring of policy recommendations. Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $75,000
in 2016
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul Foundation Grants Support for the African American Babies Coalition (AABC) to establish a local Minnesota chapter of the Black Child Development Institute. Statewide $25,000
in 2016
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul Foundation Grants Funding in support of the Twin Cities Compass project and participation in the project's Governance Committee over two years Statewide $60,000
in 2016
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul Foundation Grants Second year support to implement the Family Independence Initiative, supporting cohorts of low-income St. Paul families in developing their own plans to enhance or ensure stable housing, better health and wellness, increased education and networking and leadership opportunities. Ramsey $100,000
in 2016
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency 702 3rd Ave. S., Virginia Foundation Grants Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage. Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis $50,000
in 2016
Asian Economic Development Association 377 University Avenue, St. Paul Foundation Grants First year funding to support the Little Mekong Youth Leadership and Community Service Project. Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000
in 2016
Casa de Esperanza 1821 University Ave., St. Paul Foundation Grants Second year support for development of a virtual information resource center to provide opportunities for Latinos of all ages in the seven-county Metropolitan area to enhance their leadership skills and receive training on preventing or stopping domestic violence Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $75,000
in 2016
Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis Foundation Grants Second year support to build knowledge and understanding of Somali Muslim culture through music in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis Hennepin $75,000
in 2016
Centro Campesino 216 North Oak Avenue, Owatonna Foundation Grants First year funding to support the creation of training and curriculum that will be used to create networks of Latino leaders to advocate for social and economic advancement in Southern Minnesota. Dodge, Freeborn, Mower, Steele and Waseca $40,000
in 2016
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha 2511 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis Foundation Grants First year funding to support a nonprofit workers’ center focused on providing leadership development to low-wage workers throughout the Twin Cities by supporting the creation of Workplace Health and Safety Committees. Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $60,000
in 2016
Children’s Defense Fund 555 Park Street, St. Paul Foundation Grants First year funding to support the Voices and Choice’s Coalition, a multiracial early childhood initiative led by and for communities of color and American Indian communities to organize and advocate for young children of color. Statewide $80,400
in 2016
Churches United in Ministry 102 West 2nd Street, Duluth Foundation Grants Second year support to develop early childhood programs at Steve O’Neil Apartments in Duluth, a permanent supportive housing complex, including a Circle of Security, a program designed to enhance attachment between parents and children, playgroups, family coaching, family activities, early Head Start and access to a rich learning environment. S St. Louis $77,000
in 2016
Community Giving Campaign Statewide Employee Giving Match Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign Statewide $352,757
in 2016
Greater Twin Cities United Way 404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis Foundation Grants Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition Statewide $22,500
in 2016
Hope Community 611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis Foundation Grants Second year support for community member-led conversations in the seven-county Metropolitan area to encourage people to meet and build social connections with each other, learn about intentionally building their networks and develop goals around common interests and conduct community leader training on leading this kind of work Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $75,000
in 2016
Immigrant Development Center 810 4th Avenue S., Moorhead Foundation Grants First year funding to support the International Market Plaza, a cultural hub of small businesses that are owned and operated by immigrants and refugees in the Fargo-Moorhead community. Cass and Clay $75,000
in 2016
Itasca County Habitat for Humanity 510 SE 11th Street, Grand Rapids Foundation Grants Second year support to create a revolving zero-interest loan program for low-income families in Itasca County to complete home repairs to help keep families in their homes. Itasca $25,000
in 2016
Jeremiah Program 1510 Laurel Ave., Minneapolis Foundation Grants Second year support for the Jeremiah Program to provide high-quality, safe and affordable housing for Minneapolis and St. Paul families with onsite 4-star Parent Aware-rated child care and corporate mentors for mothers enrolled in college to help create career pathways after graduation. Hennepin and Ramsey $45,000
in 2016
Joyce Preschool 3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis Foundation Grants Third year support for bilingual, multicultural preschool and family connectedness programming to build social connections that strengthen parent leadership and community engagement. Hennepin $50,000
in 2016
Juxtaposition Arts Inc. 2007 Emerson Avenue N., Minneapolis Foundation Grants First year funding to support the expansion of JXTALab Education and Employment. Hennepin and Ramsey $100,000
in 2016
Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. 1700 Maple Avenue E., Mora Foundation Grants First year funding to integrate the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program with a financial education program to teach tax program participants to prepare their own income taxes. Aitkin, Carlton, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine $77,819
in 2016
Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota 1015 7th Ave. N., Moorhead Foundation Grants Second year support for a dental-legal partnership with Northern Dental Access Center in Bemidji to enable an attorney to office at the clinic to identify and address legal issues that affect the health of low-income dental clients Beltrami $90,000
in 2016
Mahube-Otwa Community Partnership 1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes Foundation Grants Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage. Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Wadena and Wilkin $50,000
in 2016
Management Assistance Programs for Nonprofits Inc. 4201 99th Avenue N., Brooklyn Park Foundation Grants First year funding to support Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment’s Building the Sisterhood. Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $50,000
in 2016

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3/01/2016
Casa de Esperanza's focus on listening and learning allows for change to come from within the community, based on people’s needs and the strategies they develop.

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2/03/2016
Northside Achievement Zone recognizes that education is key to better health and is working with families to ensure that children are on a solid path toward college.

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10/26/2015
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7/01/2015
The Foundation has awarded $1.5 million across the state for creative work to address social and economic influences that affect health.

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