Safety Fosters Community Connections

We know that social connection and the environment are largely impacted by community safety. Violence affects health and quality of life in both the short and long term, for people directly and indirectly affected. In order for individuals and families to thrive, they need to feel secure and at home in their community. 

Our grantmaking supports nonprofits that advance safety and connectedness in communities by changing systems to reduce violence, promote peace and provide support for victims of violence. Communities without crime and the fear associated with crime can lead to neighborhood connections and promote safe and healthy communities, housing, businesses and economic growth. 

Grantee Spotlight: Creating Change Through Community Engagement 

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. Click on the Grantee Spotlight featured on this page to read more about the impact of this project.


 

What's Going on at The Blue Cross Foundation

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
Grantee Northcountry Cooperative Foundation was recently featured in a news story "Taking Control: MN Mobile Home Residents Seek Park Ownership."

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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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