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Advocates for Human Rights

330 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis

Support for the Rapid Response to Hate Crimes and Bias in Minnesota

Statewide

$25,000
in 2017

Advocates for Human Rights

330 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis

Support for the Rapid Response to Hate project

Statewide

$25,000
in 2018

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

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 2015

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

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

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

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, Minneapolis

Second 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

$84,602
in 2017

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

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

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

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.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2013

American Red Cross Northland Chapter

2524 Maple Grove Road, Duluth

Duluth flood relief efforts

Carlton, Cook, Lake and St. Louis

$10,000
in 2012

American Red Cross Twin Cities Chapter

1201 West River Parkway, Minneapolis

Disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy

Statewide

$10,000
in 2012

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

Support for the Minnesota Healthy Communities conference

Statewide

$5,000
in 2012

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

Support of the creation of a special report on Homeless Children and Families based on the 2012 Statewide Homeless Study

Statewide

$10,000
in 2013

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

Funding in support of the Twin Cities Compass project and participation in the project’s Governance Committee over three years

NULL

$90,000
in 2013

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

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 2015

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

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

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

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

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

Anoka County Community Action Program

1201 89th Ave. NE, Blaine

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

Anoka County Community Action Program

1201 89th Ave. NE, Blaine

Second year support for a peer mentoring program in Anoka and Washington counties that aims to increase participation in Parent Aware by Licensed Family Childcare Providers

Anoka and Washington

$15,435
in 2015

Anoka-Hennepin School District

2727 N Ferry St, Anoka

Support of the College Possible expansion to Champlin Park High School

Hennepin

$75,000
in 2012

Anoka-Hennepin School District

2727 N Ferry St, Anoka

Second year funding for the College Possible expansion to Champlin Park High School

Hennepin

$75,000
in 2013

Appetite for Change

1200 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis

Support for the Community Cooks project

Hennepin

$20,000
in 2012

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

702 3rd Ave. S., Virginia

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 2013

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

702 3rd Ave. S., Virginia

Supplemental Access to Coverage grant funds to reach key populations in the Arrowhead region, specifically the Native American and African American populations.

Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis

$80,000
in 2013

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

702 3rd Ave. S., Virginia

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

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

702 3rd Ave. S., Virginia

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

$100,000
in 2015

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency

702 3rd Ave. S., Virginia

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

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

Asian Economic Development Association

377 University Avenue, St. Paul

Second year funding to support the Little Mekong Youth Leadership and Community Service Project.

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$100,000
in 2017

Austin Public Library

323 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912

Support of the Healthy Cooking on a Budget program

Mower

$50,000
in 2012

Austin Public LIbrary

323 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912

Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

Mower

$10,000
in 2014

Better Futures Minnesota

2620 Minneaha Ave., Minneapolis

General operating support

Statewide

$100,000
in 2014

Better Futures Minnesota

2620 Minneaha Ave., Minneapolis

General operating support

Statewide

$100,000
in 2015

Bridges of Hope

PO Box 742 Pillager

Support of the Mentor Connection Program

Crow Wing

$20,000
in 2012

Bridging, Inc.

201 West 87th Street City, State: Bloomington

Grant in honor of Paula Phillippe’s retirement from the Blue Cross Foundation board of directors

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$5,000
in 2018

Cannon Valley Trail

825 Cannon River Avenue, Cannon Falls

Trail repair and debris removal resulting from flood waters

Goodhue

$5,000
in 2012

CAPI

3702 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Support of the Temp Workers Initiative.

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$85,000
in 2017

Casa de Esperanza

1821 University Ave., St. Paul

Support for the Amig@s program using social connectedness as a strategy to mitigate the risk of domestic violence in Latino communities.

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$50,000
in 2013

Casa de Esperanza

1821 University Ave., St. Paul

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

Casa de Esperanza

1821 University Ave., St. Paul

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 2015

Casa de Esperanza

1821 University Ave., St. Paul

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

Casa de Esperanza

1821 University Ave., St. Paul

Support of the Fuerza Unida Amig@s project.

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$100,000
in 2017

Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

Support to build knowledge and understanding of Somali Muslim culture through music in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis

Hennepin

$75,000
in 2015

Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

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

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 Campesino

216 North Oak Avenue, Owatonna

Second 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 2017

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha

2511 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

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

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha

3715 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis

First year support of the Worker-Centered Co-Enforcement of Minneapolis Paid Sick Day Ordinance.

Hennepin

$70,000
in 2017

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha

2511 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

Second 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 Washingto

$60,000
in 2017

Children’s Defense Fund

555 Park Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

Support of technology upgrades to Bridge to Benefits in preparation for increased use and to pilot a self-referral process

Statewide

$20,000
in 2012

Children’s Defense Fund

555 Park Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

Training and technical assistance in the use of Bridge to Benefits to Foundation grantees to plan and deliver training that supports grantee efforts to increase the enrollment of eligible Minnesotans in state public health care programs

Statewide

$50,000
in 2013

Children’s Defense Fund

555 Park Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

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

Children’s Defense Fund

555 Park Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

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

Children’s Defense Fund

555 Park Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

Second 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 2017

CHUM

102 West 2nd Street, Duluth

Support of promoting social networks among families with young children in three of the lowest-income neighborhoods in Duluth

St. Louis

$60,000
in 2012

CHUM

102 West 2nd Street, Duluth

Second year funding for promoting social networks among families with young children in three of the lowest-income neighborhoods in Duluth

St. Louis

$50,000
in 2013

CHUM

102 West 2nd Street, Duluth

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

CHUM

102 West 2nd Street, Duluth

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.

St. Louis

$82,000
in 2015

CHUM

102 West 2nd Street, Duluth

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

City of Moorhead

500 Center Avenue, Moorhead

Support for the Romkey Park Youth program

Clay

$20,000
in 2012

City of Owatonna, Owatonna Public Library

540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna

Support of the Health Info@Your Library program

Steele

$30,800
in 2012

City of Owatonna, Owatonna Public LIbrary

540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna

Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

Steele

$10,000
in 2014

City of Richfield

6700 Portland Avenue, Richfield

Support of Richfield: A Connected Community project

Hennepin

$20,000
in 2012

Clay-Wilkin Community Health Board

715 11th Street North, Moorhead

Support of healthy eating and physical activity for children up to age 5 through policy, systems and environmental changes

Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin

$60,000
in 2012

Clay-Wilkin Community Health Board

715 11th Street North, Moorhead

Second year funding for healthy eating and physical activity for children up to age 5 through policy, systems and environmental changes

Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin

$50,000
in 2013

Clay-Wilkin Community Health Board

715 11th Street North, Moorhead

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

Clean Up the River Environment

117 South 1st Street, Montevideo

Support of the Upstream Downstream Connect for Health program

Yellow Medicine

$20,000
in 2012

Clearbrook-Gonvick School District

16770 Clearwater Lake Road, Clearbrook

Second-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

$50,000
in 2012

Clearbrook-Gonvick School District

16770 Clearwater Lake Road, Clearbrook

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

Cleveland Neighborhood Association

3333 Penn Avenue N., Minneapolis

Support of the Neighborhood Adventure League

Hennepin

$20,000
in 2012

Close Gaps by 5

2800 University Ave S.E., Minneapolis

Support of efforts to promote the Parent Aware ratings system and increase participation of Licensed Family Child Care Providers

Statewide

$75,000
in 2014

CLUES

797 East 7th Street, St. Paul

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 Design Center of Minnesota

731 7th St E, St. Paul

Support of the Growing Healthy Youth and Communities project

Ramsey

$20,000
in 2012

Community Giving Campaign

Statewide

Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign

Statewide

$312,127
in 2012

Community Giving Campaign

Statewide

Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign

Statewide

$293,745
in 2013

Community Giving Campaign

Statewide

Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign

Statewide

$335,503
in 2014

Community Giving Campaign

Statewide

Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign

Statewide

$335,519
in 2015

Community Giving Campaign

Statewide

Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign

Statewide

$352,757
in 2016

Community Neighborhood Housing Services

35 Water Street West, St. Paul

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

Council on American-Islamic Relations Minnesota

2511 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis

Support for Challenging Islamophobia, Defending Civil Rights Project

Statewide

$25,000
in 2017

Council on American-Islamic Relations Minnesota

2511 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis

Support for promoting community safety for immigrants, refugees or religious minorities in Minnesota.

Statewide

$25,000
in 2018

Cultural Wellness Center

2025 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis

First year support for the AABC MN National Black Child Development Institute Interest Group.

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$100,000
in 2017

Dispute Resolution Center

91 East Arch Street. St. Paul

Support of the We Can Talk About It project

Ramsey

$20,000
in 2012

Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs

202 E. Superior Street, Duluth

First year support for coordinating Social Services into Duluth’s Coordinated Community Response Model.

St. Louis

$96,216.08
in 2017

Duluth Public Schools

215 North First Ave East, Duluth

Support of implementation of the Addressing the Social Determinants of Health through School/Community Partnerships project

St. Louis

$75,000
in 2012

Duluth Public Schools

215 North First Ave East, Duluth

Second year funding for the implementation of the Addressing the Social Determinants of Health through School/Community Partnerships project

St. Louis

$75,000
in 2013

East Side Neighborhood Development Company

965 Payne Avenue, St. Paul

Support of the Community of Choice initiative

Ramsey

$20,000
in 2012

ECHO Minnesota

125 Charles Ave., St. Paul

Second year funding in support of work to create health systems videos with English language learners

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$50,000
in 2015

ECHO Minnesota

125 Charles Ave., St. Paul

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

Support of building the leadership capacity of parents at Riverside Plaza to engage residents in a neighborhood resource center

Hennepin

$60,000
in 2012

Fairview Foundation

2344 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul

Second year funding for building the leadership capacity of parents at Riverside Plaza to engage residents in a neighborhood resource center

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2013

Fairview Foundation

2344 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul

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

Family Housing Fund

801 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Support of the Healthy Homes and Communities statewide convening

Statewide

$5,000
in 2012

Freeborn County Family Services Collaborative

203 W. Clark St., Albert Lea

Support of expanding services for families with children up to age 5 by enhancing the Healthy Families program through peer visitors

Freeborn

$60,000
in 2012

Freeborn County Family Services Collaborative

203 W. Clark St., Albert Lea

Second year funding for expanding services for families with children up to age 5 by enhancing the Healthy Families program through peer visitors

Freeborn

$50,000
in 2013

Freeborn County Family Services Collaborative

203 We. Clark Street, Albert Lea

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

300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Enhancing services to homeless patrons and attract more low-income patrons by strengthening Hennepin’s Central Library branch in downtown Minneapolis and expanding resources, programs and partnerships for these patrons at other branches

Hennepin and Ramsey

$55,000
in 2013

Friends of Hennepin County Library

300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

Hennepin and Ramsey

$10,000
in 2014

Generations Health Care Initiatives, Duluth Public Library

130 W. Superior St., Duluth

Support of library capacity to offer programming that combines literacy and health information along with access to health insurance enrollment at two branches in low-income areas

Carlton and St. Louis

$55,000
in 2013

Grant Community School Collaborative

108 East 6th Street, Duluth

Support of engaging the community in summer youth development

St. Louis

$20,000
in 2012

Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation

533 N. Dale, St. Paul

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 2013

Greater Mankato Area United Way

101 North Second Street, Mankato

Second-year funding for the First Steps Collaborative

Blue Earth and Nicollet

$50,000
in 2012

Greater Mankato Area United Way

101 North Second Street, Mankato

Third year funding for the First Steps Collaborative

Blue Earth and Nicollet

$40,000
in 2013

Greater Twin Cities United Way

404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition

Hennepin

$10,000
in 2012

Greater Twin Cities United Way

404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

Support of the Childcare Accreditation Program

Statewide

$15,000
in 2012

Greater Twin Cities United Way

404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition

Statewide

$22,500
in 2013

Greater Twin Cities United Way

404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition

Statewide

$22,500
in 2014

Greater Twin Cities United Way

404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

Support for case building and message development for Targeted Home Visiting

Statewide

$19,500
in 2015

Greater Twin Cities United Way

404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition

Statewide

$22,500
in 2015

Greater Twin Cities United Way

404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition

Statewide

$22,500
in 2016

Greater Twin Cities United Way

404 South 8th, Minneapolis

Support for Solidarity Minnesota

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$25,000
in 2017

Headwaters Foundation for Justic

2801 21st. Ave. S., Minneapolis

Support for the Community Conversations Project

Statewide

$25,000
in 2015

Headwaters Foundation for Justice

2801 21st. Ave. S., Minneapolis

Support for the Immigrant, Refugee, and Racial Justice Leaders of Color Retreat

Statewide

$25,000
in 2018

HealthFinders Collaborative

710 Division St S, Northfield

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

Support for community care coordination with Somali and Latino residents.

Rice, Steele, Dakota and Goodhue

$65,000
in 2014

Healthfinders Collaborative

710 Division St S, Northfield

Second year support for outreach, screening, referral and application assistance to help uninsured Rice County residents enroll in state health care coverage programs

Rice, Steele, Dakota and Goodhue

$65,000
in 2015

Heartland Community Action Agency

200 4th Street SW, Willmar

Second-year funding for the Healthy Foundations project

Kandiyohi, Meeker, McLeod and Renville

$50,000
in 2012

Heartland Community Action Agency

200 4th Street SW, Willmar

Third year funding for the Healthy Foundations project

Kandiyohi, McCleod, Meeker and Renville

$40,000
in 2013

High School for Recording Arts

1166 University Ave., St. Paul

Support of the Check Yo’Self Health & Wellness Center After School Program

Ramsey

$20,000
in 2012

Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER)

2314 University Avenue W., St. Paul

Support for the Joyce Preschool Community-Based Participatory Research project, using social connectedness as a vehicle to strengthen parent, family and neighborhood leadership in school and community activities.

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$50,000
in 2013

Hope Community

611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Support of the Intersections project

Hennepin

$20,000
in 2012

Hope Community

611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Support for the Community-Based Financial Coaching initiative for low-income residents, developed by Hope Community and AccountAbility Minnesota.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2013

Hope Community

611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

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

Hope Community

611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Support 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 2015

Hope Community

611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

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 Ave. S., Moorhead

Support to assist low-income Moorhead immigrants and refugees increase assets and wealth by providing entrepreneurial training and micro-lending for business start-up or expansion.

Clay

$50,000
in 2015

Immigrant Development Center

810 4th Avenue S., Moorhead

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

Immigrant Development Center

810 4th Ave. S. Ste. 204, Moorhead

Second 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 2017

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

450 North Syndicate Street, St. Paul

Support for the Community Defense Project.

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$25,000
in 2017

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

450 North Syndicate Street, St. Paul

Support of the Citizenship Day of Welcome event

Ramsey

$10,000
in 2012

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

450 North Syndicate Street, St. Paul

General operating support

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$100,000
in 2017

Initiative Foundation

405 1st St. SE, Little Falls

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

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

Islamic Resource Center

3055 Old Highway 8, St. Anthony

Support for Law Enforcement Training about Islam and the Muslim Community

Statewide

$16,500
in 2017

Islamic Resource Center

3055 Old Highway 8, St. Anthony

Support for promoting community safety for immigrants, refugees or religious minority in Minnesota

Statewide

$25,000
in 2018

Itasca County Habitat for Humanity

510 SE 11th Street, Grand Rapids

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 2015

Itasca County Habitat for Humanity

510 SE 11th Street, Grand Rapids

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

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 2015

Jeremiah Program

1510 Laurel Ave., Minneapolis

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

Jewish Community Action

2375 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Support for the JCA Rapid Response Action Havurah

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$25,000
in 2017

Jewish Community Action

2375 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Support for the JCA Action Havurah

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$25,000
in 2018

Joyce Preschool

3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

Support for dual child/parent-centered strategies to build social connections that strengthen parent leadership and community engagement.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2014

Joyce Preschool

3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

Second year support for dual child/parent-centered strategies to build social connections that strengthen parent leadership and community engagement.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2015

Joyce Preschool

3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

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

2007 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis

Support for the Community Design Collective, a North Minneapolis-based youth development program that combines art and design processes, community building and employment opportunities for 14-21 year-olds.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2013

Juxtaposition Arts

2007 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis

Second year support for the Community Design Collective, a North Minneapolis-based youth development program that combines art and design processes, community building and employment opportunities for 14-21 year-olds.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2014

Juxtaposition Arts

2007 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis

Support for a learning exchange between Juxtaposition Arts artists and youth apprentices with peer organizations in Philadelphia

Hennepin

$2,500
in 2014

Juxtaposition Arts

2007 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis

Third year support for the Community Design Collective, a North Minneapolis-based youth development program that combines art and design processes, community building and employment opportunities for 14-21 year-olds.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2015

Juxtaposition Arts Inc.

2007 Emerson Avenue N., Minneapolis

First year funding to support the expansion of JXTALab Education and Employment.

Hennepin and Ramsey

$100,000
in 2016

Juxtaposition Arts Inc.

2007 Emerson Avenue N., Minneapolis

Second year funding to support the expansion of JXTALab Education and Employment.

Hennepin and Ramsey

$100,000
in 2017

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council

1700 Maple Avenue E., Mora

Second 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

$79,998
in 2017

Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc.

1700 Maple Avenue E., Mora

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

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 2015

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota

1015 7th Ave. N., Moorhead

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

Lifetrack Resources

709 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Support of early childhood family enrichment activities

Ramsey

$20,000
in 2012

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

570 Asbury Street, St. Paul

Second-year funding for advancing comprehensive community development strategies in two targeted communities, Aurora St. Anthony and Frogtown

Hennepin and Ramsey

$50,000
in 2012

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

570 Asbury Street, St. Paul

Support for the Northside Funders Group

Hennepin

$3,000
in 2012

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

570 Asbury Street, St. Paul

Third year funding for advancing comprehensive community development strategies in two targeted communities, Aurora St. Anthony and Frogtown

Hennepin and Ramsey

$40,000
in 2013

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

570 Asbury Street, St. Paul

Support for the Minnesota Healthy Communities conference

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$5,000
in 2014

Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership

1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes

Outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in northwestern Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

Otter Tail, Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson County, Lake of the Woods County, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Wadena and Wilkin

$125,000
in 2013

Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership

1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes

Supplemental Access to Coverage grant funds to reach key populations in the northwest Minnesota region, specifically the Native American population, Laotion community members in Warroad, and Latino and Somali employees in Pelican Rapids.

Becker, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau and Wadena

$30,000
in 2013

Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership

1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes

Second year funding in support of outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in northwestern Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

Beltrami, Clay, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Wadena and Wilkin

$125,000
in 2014

Mahube-Otwa Community Partnership

1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes

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

$100,000
in 2015

Mahube-Otwa Community Partnership

1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes

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

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

Management Assistance Programs for Nonprofits Inc.

4201 99th Avenue N., Brooklyn Park

Support for the management of 2017 Minnesota Healthcare Legal Partnership (HLP) Conference

Statewide

$20,000
in 2016

Marshall-Lyon County Library

201 C Street, Marshall

Support of the Knowing and Growing Our Health program

Lyon and Marshall

$50,000
in 2012

Marshall-Lyon County Library

201 C Street, Marshall

Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

Lyon and Marshall

$10,000
in 2014

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage.

Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright

$100,000
in 2015

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

Outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in central Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright

$150,000
in 2013

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

Supplemental Access to Coverage grant funds to reach key populations served by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, with special emphasis on the Latino and Somali populations.

Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright

$80,000
in 2013

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

Second year funding in support of outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in central Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright

$150,000
in 2014

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

Support to build and advance adoption of a medical/legal partnership model.

Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright

$100,000
in 2014

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

Second year support to build and advance adoption of a medical/legal partnership model.

Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright

$100,000
in 2015

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage.

Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright

$50,000
in 2016

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

First year support to convene and support a coalition of navigator organizations to advocate for the financial, training and technological needs related to sustaining the navigator network.

Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright

$100,000
in 2016

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

Support for sustainability of the Medical/Legal Partnership

Stearns

$71,500
in 2016

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave., S. St. Cloud

Second year support to convene and support a coalition of navigator organizations to advocate for the financial, training and technological needs related to sustaining the navigator network.

Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright

$100,000
in 2017

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

Support for sustainability of the Medical/Legal Partnership

Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright

$32,550
in 2017

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

Support for the Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment Project

Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright

$100,000
in 2018

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

430 First Avenue North, Minneapolis

Support for Legal Aid’s Medical Legal Partnership with the Whittier Clinic

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2017

Minneapolis Fire Department

350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis

Support of the Cedar Riverside Youth Fire Corps

Hennepin

$20,000
in 2012

Minnesota Alliance with Youth

2233 University Ave W., St. Paul

Increase graduation rates among the groups with the lowest rates through a statewide public awareness campaign on the graduation crisis, promote policy changes that increase resources and support youth need to graduate, and share best practices that lead to high graduation rates.

Statewide

$80,000
in 2015

Minnesota Alliance with Youth

2233 University Ave W., St. Paul

Second year support to increase graduation rates among the groups with the lowest rates through a statewide public awareness campaign on the graduation crisis, promote policy changes that increase resources and support youth need to graduate, and share best practices that lead to high graduation rates.

Statewide

$80,000
in 2016

Minnesota Community Action Association Resource Fund

100 Empire Drive, St. Paul

Support distributed to eight Community Action Partnership agencies serving the 10 counties with the highest rates of poverty and the surrounding service areas

Statewide

$500,000
in 2012

Minnesota Council of Churches

122 Franklin Avenue West, Minneapolis

Support of the Refugee Women’s Knitting Collective

Hennepin

$20,000
in 2012

Minnesota Council of Churches

122 Franklin Avenue West, Minneapolis

Support for the Mankato Community Weaving project, which will help connect refugees, long-time residents and local institutions through positive relationships that build trust, friendships and economic opportunities.

Blue Earth and Nicollet

$50,000
in 2013

Minnesota Council of Churches

122 Franklin Avenue West, Minneapolis

Outreach, screening, referral and application assistance to help uninsured people in south central Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Watowan

$40,000
in 2014

Minnesota Council of Churches

501 South Second Street, Mankato

Second year support for the Mankato Community Weaving project, which will help connect refugees, long-time residents and local institutions through positive relationships that build trust, friendships and economic opportunities.

Blue Earth and Nicollet

$50,000
in 2014

Minnesota Council of Churches

122 Franklin Avenue West, Minneapolis

Support for the Mankato Area Refugee Services Health Connections project which will provide community care coordination with Sudanese and other residents.

Blue Earth and Nicollet

$91,426
in 2014

Minnesota Council of Churches

501 South Second Street, Mankato

Third year support for the Mankato Community Weaving project, which will help connect refugees, long-time residents and local institutions through positive relationships that build trust, friendships and economic opportunities.

Blue Earth and Nicollet

$50,000
in 2015

Minnesota Council of Churches

122 Franklin Avenue West, Minneapolis

Second year support for the Mankato Area Refugee Services Health Connections project which will provide community care coordination with Sudanese and other residents.

Blue Earth and Nicollet

$91,426
in 2015

Minnesota Council of Churches

501 South Second Street, Mankato

General operating support for the Mankato Refugee Services

Blue Earth and Nicollet

$140,000
in 2016

Minnesota Council of Churches

501 South Second Street, Mankato

Second year general operating support for the Mankato Refugee Services

Blue Earth and Nicollet

$140,000
in 2017

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

2314 University Ave W., St. Paul

Support for the Healthcare Options Outreach and Public Education project

Statewide

$25,000
in 2014

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

2314 University Ave W., St. Paul

Support for the 2015 Health Impact Assessment Conference

Statewide

$20,000
in 2015

Minnesota FoodShare

1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

Statewide

$71,515
in 2012

Minnesota FoodShare

1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

Statewide

$75,361
in 2013

Minnesota FoodShare

1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

Statewide

$74,569
in 2014

Minnesota Foodshare

1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

Statewide

$80,790
in 2015

Minnesota FoodShare

1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

Statewide

$76,657
in 2016

Minnesota FoodShare

1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

Statewide

$83,671
in 2017

Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network

1516 E Lake St, Minneapolis

Support of organizational development and strategic planning

Statewide

$23,000
in 2012

Minnesota Literacy Council

700 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul

In honor of Chap Milis’ retirement from the Blue Cross Foundation board of directors

Statewide

$3,000
in 2013

Minnewaska Area Schools

25122 W Highway 28, Glenwood

Second-year funding for the Pope County Growing Up Healthy project

Douglas, Grant, Morrison and Pope

$50,000
in 2012

Minnewaska Area Schools

25122 W Highway 28, Glenwood

Third year funding for the Pope County Growing Up Healthy project

Douglas, Grant, Morrison and Pope

$40,000
in 2013

Native American Community Development Institute

1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Support for the Community Organizing and Leadership Institute to help implement the 2010 American Indian Community Blueprint.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2013

Native American Community Development Institute

1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Second year support for the Community Organizing and Leadership Institute to help implement the 2010 American Indian Community Blueprint.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2014

Native American Community Development Institute

1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Support to increase connectedness of American Indian community members through active community engagement to build out the American Indian Cultural Corridor in South Minneapolis.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2015

Native American Community Development Institute

1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

First year support for the Indigenous Organizational Network.

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$100,000
in 2017

Navigate MN

2525 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Support for the Community Defense Project.

Statewide

$18,750
in 2017

Neighborhood Funders Group

436 14th Street, Oakland, CA

Support for the Northside Funders Group

Hennepin

$2,500
in 2013

Neighborhood Funders Group

436 14th Street, Oakland, CA

Funding in support of membership in the Neighborhood Funders Group

Statewide

$1,000
in 2013

Neighborhood Funders Group

436 14th Street, Oakland, CA

Support for the Minneapolis Learning Tour

Hennepin

$6,000
in 2014

Neighborhood Funders Group

436 14th Street, Oakland, CA

Funding in support of membership in the Neighborhood Funders Group

Statewide

$1,000
in 2014

Neighborhood Hub

3210 Oliver Avenue N., Minneapolis

Support of improving treatment in health care delivery systems and increasing community awareness of environmental hazards in the home

Hennepin

$60,000
in 2012

Neighborhood Hub

3210 Oliver Avenue N., Minneapolis

Support for educating North Minneapolis residents on environmental hazards in the home and providing culturally competent educational and support systems for African Americans

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2014

Neighborhood Hub

3210 Oliver Avenue N, Minneapolis

Second year support for educating North Minneapolis residents on environmental hazards in the home and providing culturally competent educational and support systems for African Americans

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2015

NeighborWorks Home Partners

35 Water Street West, St. Paul

Second year 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 2015

Nexus Community Partners

2314 University Avenue, St. Paul

Building the Field of Community Engagement

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$20,000
in 2014

Nexus Community Partners

2314 University Avenue, St. Paul

In honor of Deborah Meehan’s retirement from the Blue Cross Foundation board of directors

Statewide

$5,000
in 2014

Nexus Community Partners

2314 University Ave., St. Paul

Support for the development of a Community Engagement Institute.

Statewide

$75,000
in 2015

Nexus Community Partners

2314 University Avenue, St. Paul

Support to continue the development and implementation of the Institute for Community Engagement

Statewide

$75,000
in 2016

Nexus Community Partners

2314 University Avenue, St. Paul

Support for the Community Engagement Institute.

Statewide, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$50,000
in 2017

Nonprofits Assistance Fund

One Main St SE, Minneapolis

Support for Civic & Advocacy Training

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$25,000
in 2017

Nonprofits Assistance Fund

One Main St SE, Minneapolis

Second 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 2017

Northcountry Cooperative Foundation

219 Main Street SE,, Minneapolis

Support to create two resident-owned cooperatives in Clarksgrove and Little Falls in 2015, where manufactured home owners can move from renting to owning and managing the land on which their homes are located

Freeborn and Morrison

$40,000
in 2015

Northcountry Cooperative Foundation

219 Main Street SE,, Minneapolis

Second year support to create two resident-owned cooperatives in Clarksgrove and Little Falls in 2015, where manufactured home owners can move from renting to owning and managing the land on which their homes are located

Freeborn and Morrison

$40,000
in 2016

Northfield Healthy Communities Initiative

1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

Second year support for the Growing Up Healthy Social Capital Development Initiative, using neighborhood leaders to work with residents to identify and solve neighborhood issues.

Rice

$50,000
in 2014

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative

1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

Support of the Growing Up Healthy project

Rice

$20,000
in 2012

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative

1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

Support for the Growing Up Healthy Social Capital Development Initiative, using neighborhood leaders to work with residents to identify and solve neighborhood issues.

Rice

$50,000
in 2013

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative

1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

Support to continue to build connections among neighbors in five primarily Somali and Latino neighborhoods in Northfield and Faribault through neighborhood leaders, and to build connections between the communities and social service agencies.

Rice

$59,500
in 2015

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative

1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

Second year support to continue to build connections among neighbors in five primarily Somali and Latino neighborhoods in Northfield and Faribault through neighborhood leaders, and to build connections between the communities and social service agencies.

Rice

$60,100
in 2016

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative

1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

Support for the Growing Up Healthy initiative.

Rice

$49,575
in 2017

Northland Foundation

202 W Superior Street, Duluth

Support of AGE to age: Bringing Generations Together

Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis

$20,000
in 2012

Northland Foundation

202 W Superior Street, Duluth

Support for the AGE to age Connect for Health Initiative, a regional collaboration to build intergenerational relationships.

Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis

$50,000
in 2013

Northland Foundation

202 W Superior Street, Duluth

Support of efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Child Care Providers in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Koochiching and Lake counties in Parent Aware

Carlton, Cook, Koochiching and Lake

$100,000
in 2014

Northland Foundation

202 W Superior Street, Duluth

Second year support for the AGE to age Connect for Health Initiative, a regional collaboration to build intergenerational relationships.

Carlton, Cook, Koochiching and Lake

$50,000
in 2014

Northland Foundation

202 W Superior Street, Duluth

Second year support for efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Childcare Providers in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Koochiching and Lake Counties in Parent Aware,

Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Koochiching and Lake

$100,000
in 2015

Northland Foundation

202 W Superior Street, Duluth

Third year support for the AGE to age Connect for Health Initiative, a regional collaboration to build intergenerational relationships.

Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis

$50,000
in 2015

Northland Foundation

202 West Superior Street, Duluth

First year funding to support the Parent Aware Pathways Expansion Initiative in northeastern Minnesota.

Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis

$100,000
in 2016

Northland Foundation

202 West Superior Street, Duluth

Second year funding to support the Parent Aware Pathways Expansion Initiative in northeastern Minnesota.

Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis

$100,000
in 2017

Northside Achievement Zone

2123 West Broadway Ave., Minneapolis

Support for the hiring of a Health Systems Strategist and efforts to connect families to healthcare resources.

Hennepin

$100,000
in 2014

Northside Achievement Zone

2123 West Broadway Ave. Minneapolis

Second year support for the hiring of a Health Systems Strategist and efforts to connect families to healthcare resources

Hennepin

$100,000
in 2015

Northside Funders Group

80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

Investment in the operation and programs of the Northside Funders Group

Hennepin

$2,500
in 2014

Northside Funders Group

80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

West Broadway Summer Safety Pop-Up Series

Hennepin

$10,000
in 2014

Northside Funders Group

80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

Support for the North@Work employment initiative

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$50,000
in 2014

Northside Funders Group

80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

Investment in the operation and programs of the Northside Funders Group

Hennepin

$2,500
in 2015

Northside Funders Group

80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

Investment in the operation and programs of the Northside Funders Group

Hennepin

$5,000
in 2016

Northside Funders Group

80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

Investment in the operation and programs of the Northside Funders Group

Hennepin

$5,000
in 2017

Northwest Minnesota Foundation

201 3rd St. NW, Bemidji

Support for community engagement and volunteerism to demolish and remove existing playground equipment in the town of Shevlin and construct a new play space.

Clearwater

$60,000
in 2015

Old School Lives

9156 Hwy 53, Cotton

Support to create a children’s discovery and resource center in the Old School Lives Community Center in Cotton to provide mothers with young children with a safe place to play and build connections and reduce isolation in this rural, remote area.

St. Louis

$30,230
in 2015

Open Cities Health Center

409 Dunlap Street. St. Paul

Second-year support of a health navigator to provide health outreach and education as part of the Frogtown-Summit University Expanded Community Resource Hub

Dakota and Ramsey

$50,000
in 2012

Open Cities Health Center

409 Dunlap Street. St. Paul

Third year funding in support of a health navigator to provide health outreach and education as part of the Frogtown-Summit University Expanded Community Resource Hub

Dakota and Ramsey

$40,000
in 2013

Open Door Health Center

309 Holly Lane, Mankato

Outreach, screening, referral and application assistance to help uninsured individuals in Blue Earth County enroll in state health care coverage programs.

Blue Earth

$40,000
in 2014

Open Door Health Center

309 Holly Lane, Mankato

Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage

Blue Earth

$100,000
in 2015

Open Door Health Center

309 Holly Lane, Mankato

Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage

Blue Earth

$50,000
in 2016

Parent Aware for School Readiness

2021 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Second year of support for efforts to promote the Parent Aware ratings system and increase participation of Licensed Family Childcare Providers in Parent Aware statewide

Statewide

$75,000
in 2015

People Serving People

614 South 3rd Street, Minneapolis

Second year support for an advocate that works 1:1 with parents in the Minneapolis shelter to build a strong support system around employment and income, parenting skills, education and mental health while providing a 4-star Parent Aware-rated early childhood development program for young children and after-school and teen programming for older children.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2016

People Serving People

614 South 3rd Street, Minneapolis

Support for an advocate that works 1:1 with parents in the Minneapolis shelter to build a strong support system around employment and income, parenting skills, education and mental health while providing a 4-star Parent Aware-rated early childhood development program for young children and after-school and teen programming for older children.

Hennepin

$50,000
in 2015

Peta Wakan Tipi

1308 Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Support of an indigenous food network that will encompass “farm to fork” nutrition within the American Indian community in a cultural context

Hennepin and Ramsey

$60,000
in 2012

Peta Wakan Tipi

1308 Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Second year funding for an indigenous food network that will encompass “farm to fork” nutrition within the American Indian community in a cultural context

Ramsey

$50,000
in 2013

Peta Wakan Tipi

1308 Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Third year funding for an indigenous food network that will encompass “farm to fork” nutrition within the American Indian community in a cultural context

Ramsey

$40,000
in 2014

Pew Charitable Trusts

2005 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Support of up to three Minnesota health impact assessments, training, mentoring and technical assistance and staff support

Statewide

$333,000
in 2012

Pew Charitable Trusts

2005 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Support for HIA training workshops, individual post-workshop consulting sessions, second National HIA conference meeting expenses and a maximum of three Minnesota HIA grantees with project and training, mentoring and technical assistance

Statewide

$352,000
in 2013

Pew Charitable Trusts

2005 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Support for up to three Minnesota Health Impact Assessment projects, training and capacity building.

Statewide

$399,144
in 2014

Pew Charitable Trusts

2005 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Support for the National Health Impact Assessment Meeting

Statewide

$50,000
in 2014

Pillsbury United Communities

125 West Broadway, Minneapolis

Cedar-Riverside Fire Disaster Relief Fund

Hennepin

$1,000
in 2014

PolicyLink

1438 Webster Street, Oakland, CA

Support of producing a Minnesota-specific analysis of the economic and demographic trends presented in the America’s Tomorrow report

Statewide

$10,000
in 2012

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metropolitan area enroll in state health care coverage programs

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$125,000
in 2013

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Support for Community Health Worker Alliance

Statewide

$37,684
in 2013

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Supplemental Access to Coverage grant funds to reach key populations in the metro region, with special emphasis on African American and African populations.

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$80,000
in 2013

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Support of the CareWire client texting project

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$25,000
in 2014

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Support to provide technical assistance to organizations statewide to build the capacity to reach and enroll low income Minnesotans in state health care program coverage and implement strategies for achieving increased enrollment

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$200,000
in 2014

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Second year funding in support of outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metropolitan area enroll in state health care coverage programs

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$125,000
in 2014

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Support for the development of a Community Health Worker coordination model.

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$90,000
in 2014

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$100,000
in 2015

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Support to develop and implement a series of navigator trainings and manage a statewide navigator assistance system.

Statewide

$65,000
in 2015

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue W. St. Paul

Second year support for the development of a Community Health Worker coordination model

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$90,000
in 2015

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

General operating support

Statewide

$200,000
in 2016

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

General operating support

Statewide

$200,000
in 2017

Portico Healthnet

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Support for outreach, application and enrollment assistance for low-income families and individuals

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$100,000
in 2018

Prepare + Prosper

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Support to build on its community-based financial coaching program in Minneapolis and St. Paul, increasing program participants’ financial capability, overall wellness and social connectedness.

Hennepin and Ramsey

$82,695
in 2015

Prepare + Prosper

2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Second year support to build on its community-based financial coaching program in Minneapolis and St. Paul, increasing program participants’ financial capability, overall wellness and social connectedness.

Hennepin and Ramsey

$82,695
in 2016

Project for Pride in Living

1035 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Support of creating social connections and community leaders

Hennepin and Ramsey

$20,000
in 2012

Project for Pride in Living

1035 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Support for the Building Social Capital in Affordable Housing project, providing leadership training for affordable housing residents and a youth mentorship program.

Hennepin and Ramsey

$30,000
in 2013

Project for Pride in Living

1035 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Second year support for the Building Social Capital in Affordable Housing project, providing leadership training for affordable housing residents and a youth mentorship program

Hennepin and Ramsey

$30,000
in 2014

Project for Pride in Living

1035 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

Third year support for the Building Social Capital in Affordable Housing project, providing leadership training for affordable housing residents and a youth mentorship program

Hennepin and Ramsey

$50,000
in 2015

Promise Neighborhood of Central Minnesota

1114 9th Ave SE, St Cloud

First year support to advance health equity through leadership development and advocacy.

Benton, Sherburne, Stearns

$25,000
in 2017

Rainbow Health Initiative

2021 East Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Support for LGBTQ communities statewide to build knowledge and infrastructure to access appropriate care and services

Statewide

$37,500
in 2014

Rainbow Health Initiative

2021 East Hennpin Ave., Minneapolis

Second year support for LGBTQ communities statewide to build knowledge and infrastructure to access appropriate care and services

Statewide

$37,500
in 2015

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

15484 Migizi Drive, Red Lake

First year support to for the Protecting the Health and Safety of Elders Program.

Beltrami, Clearwater

$76,304
in 2017

Redwood Area Communities Foundation

200 S Mill St, Redwood Falls

Third year funding for the Apple Gourd Project to improve the food environment and to connect low-income children up to age 5 and their families with other families

Redwood

$40,000
in 2014

Redwood Area Early Childhood Coalition

200 S Mill St, Redwood Falls

Support of the Apple Gourd Project to improve the food environment and to connect low-income children up to age 5 and their families with other families

Redwood

$60,000
in 2012

Redwood Area Early Childhood Coalition

200 S Mill St, Redwood Falls

Second year funding for the Apple Gourd Project to improve the food environment and to connect low-income children up to age 5 and their families with other families

Redwood

$50,000
in 2013

Region Nine Area

10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

Support for the Rural Opportunity and Equity Project

Brown,Faribault,Martin,Nicollet,Sibley,Waseca,Watonwan

$25,000
in 2017

Region Nine Area

10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

Support for the Rural Equity Learning Cohort

Brown,Faribault,Martin,Nicollet,Sibley,Waseca,Watonwan

$66,500
in 2017

Rochester Public Library

101 2nd Street SE, Rochester

Services to low-income, transitional housing and homeless patrons by creating and sustaining a Wellness Corner with local partners as part of library service expansion

Olmsted

$47,327
in 2013

Rochester Public Library

101 2nd Street SE, Rochester

Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

Olmsted

$10,000
in 2014

Saint Paul Foundation

101 Fifth Street East, Suite 2400, Saint Paul

Support for a statewide capacity building grants program in partnership with the Saint Paul Foundation’s Management Improvement Fund (MIF).

Statewide

$250,000
in 2016

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

525 Florence Avenue, Owatonna

Support of efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Child Care Providers in Faribault, Martin, Houston and Fillmore counties in Parent Aware

Faribault, Fillmore, Houston and Martin

$100,000
in 2014

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

525 Florence Avenue, Owatonna

Second year support for efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Childcare Providers in Faribault, Martin, Houston and Fillmore counties in Parent Aware

Faribault, Martin, Houston and Fillmore

$100,000
in 2015

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

55 E. 5th Street, St. Paul

Support for a medical-legal partnership with Open Door Health Center in Mankato to provide legal assistance, both brief advice and full representation, to patients throughout 17 counties in southwest Minnesota

Blue Earth

$90,000
in 2015

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

55 E. 5th Street, St. Paul

Second year support for a medical-legal partnership with Open Door Health Center in Mankato to provide legal assistance, both brief advice and full representation, to patients throughout 17 counties in southwest Minnesota,

Blue Earth

$90,000
in 2016

Southern MN Regional Legal Services

55 E. 5th Street, St. Paul

Support for Know Your Rights: Responding to Offensive Speech and Behavior

Blue Earrth, Brown, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, LeSueur, Martin, McLeod, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Redwood, Rice, Rock, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona

$25,000
in 2017

Spinal Cord Society Twin Cities

2785 104th Ct. E., Inver Grove Heights

In honor of Chap Milis’ retirement from the Blue Cross Foundation board of directors

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$2,000
in 2013

St. Cloud State University

720 4th Ave S St., Cloud

Second-year funding for the Access Project

Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright

$50,000
in 2012

St. Cloud State University

720 4th Ave S St., Cloud

Third year funding for the Access Project.

Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright

$40,000
in 2013

St. Paul Youth Services

2100 Wilson Avenue, St. Paul

First year support for YouthPower Youth Organizing Hub.

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$100,000
in 2017

Sustainable Resources Center

1081 10th Ave SE, Minneapolis

Support of implementation of the Alliance for Healthy Homes and Communities

Statewide

$75,000
in 2012

The Family Partnership

414 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis

Support of the Native American Somali Peacemakers

Hennepin

$100,000
in 2012

The Minneapolis Foundation

800 IDS Center 80 S 8th St, Minneapolis

Support to Northside Funders Group to implement North@Work.

Hennepin

$100,000
in 2017

Think Small

10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul

Support for testing three to five innovative strategies for increasing participation in the Parent Aware Quality Rating and Improvement System by non-accredited Licensed

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$25,000
in 2013

Think Small

10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul

Support of efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Child Care Providers in the seven county metro area in Parent Aware

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$100,000
in 2014

Think Small

10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul

Second year of support for efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Childcare Providers in the seven county metro area in Parent Aware

Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$100,000
in 2015

Trust for Public Land

2610 University Ave, St. Paul

Support of a feasibility study of fitness zones in the context of Minnesota, especially in outstate Minnesota

Statewide

$35,000
in 2012

Trust for Public Land

2610 University Ave, St. Paul

Northside Creative Placemaking Pilot, a collaborative project between Trust for Public Land and Juxtaposition Arts to facilitate a community-driven, creative placemaking project in a public space in North Minneapolis.

Hennepin

$100,000
in 2013

Trust for Public Land

2610 University Ave, St. Paul

Support to involve the community in designing and developing a new park in partnership with St. Paul Parks and Recreation in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St. Paul.

Ramsey

$33,425
in 2015

Trust for Public Land

2610 University Ave, St. Paul

Northside Creative Placemaking implementation

Hennepin

$30,000
in 2015

Trust for Public Land

2610 University Ave, St. Paul

Second year support to involve the community in designing and developing a new park in partnership with St. Paul Parks and Recreation in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St. Paul.

Ramsey

$65,721
in 2016

Twin Cities Medical Society

1300 Godward Street NE, Minneapolis

Honoring Choices Minnesota project

Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington

$25,000
in 2012

United Community Action Partnership

200 4th Street SW, Willmar

Partners in Care: Multi-cultural Childcare

Kandiyohi

$25,000
in 2017

United Family Medicine

1026 West 7th Street, St. Paul

Support for a medical-legal partnership with Hamline Law School to develop an in-house Health Law Clinic to provide intake, counseling, referral and direct legal representation to low-income patients from United Family Medicine in St. Paul.

Ramsey

$50,000
in 2015

United Family Medicine

1026 West 7th Street, St. Paul

Second year support for a medical-legal partnership with Hamline Law School to develop an in-house Health Law Clinic to provide intake, counseling, referral and direct legal representation to low-income patients from United Family Medicine in St. Paul.

Ransey

$50,000
in 2016

United Way of Steele County

110 N. Cedar Avenue, Owatonna

Support of Building Bridges to a Healthy Community

Steele

$20,000
in 2012

United Way of Steele County

110 N. Cedar Avenue, Owatonna

Development of a program to help link high school students with post-graduation careers through internships, mentorships, post-graduate training or on-the-job training with a local company in Owatonna.

Steele

$50,000
in 2015

United Way of Steele County

110 N. Cedar Avenue, Owatonna

Second year support for development of a program to help link high school students with post-graduation careers through internships, mentorships, post-graduate training or on-the-job training with a local company in Owatonna.

Steele

$75,000
in 2016

Urban Homeworks, Inc.

2015 Emerson Avenue N., Minneapolis

First year funding to support the expansion of the Community Engagement Leadership Program.

Hennepin and Ramsey

$50,000
in 2016

Urban Homeworks, Inc.

2015 Emerson Avenue N., Minneapolis

Second year funding to support the expansion of the Community Engagement Leadership Program.

Hennepin and Ramsey

$50,000
in 2017

Voices for Racial Justice

2525 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

Second year support for the Education Equity Rubric Pilot Project in four Minnesota school districts to deepen parent and student engagement and take concrete steps to reduce academic achievement gaps stemming from inequity.

Hennepin, Itasca and Ramsey

$50,000
in 2014

Voices for Racial Justice

2525 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

Support to convene and train 50 leaders in up to 30 organizations connected to communities of color to develop a formal racial justice organizing network to engage Minnesota leaders in action planning on issues of racial justice statewide

Statewide

$80,000
in 2015

Voices for Racial Justice

2525 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

Second year support to convene and train 50 leaders in up to 30 organizations connected to communities of color to develop a formal racial justice organizing network to engage Minnesota leaders in action planning on issues of racial justice statewide

Statewide

$80,000
in 2016

Voices for Racial Justice

2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

First year funding to support the BRIDGE: Prison Justice project, which is a partnership between Voices for Racial Justice and men who are currently incarcerated at the Lino Lakes correctional facility to develop solutions to the problem of mass incarceration.

Statewide

$99,875
in 2016

Voices for Racial Justice

2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

Second year funding to support the BRIDGE: Prison Justice project, which is a partnership between Voices for Racial Justice and men who are currently incarcerated at the Lino Lakes correctional facility to develop solutions to the problem of mass incarceration.

Statewide

$99,875
in 2017

Voices for Racial Justice

2525 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

Support for the Education Equity Rubric Pilot Project in four Minnesota school districts to deepen parent and student engagement and take concrete steps to reduce academic achievement gaps stemming from inequity.

Hennepin, Itasca and Ramsey

$50,000
in 2013

Wadena County Public Health

22 Dayton Ave. SE, Wadena

Support of strengthening the quality of early childhood education and housing for children up to age 5

Wadena

$60,000
in 2012

Wadena County Public Health

22 Dayton Ave. SE, Wadena

Second year funding for strengthening the quality of early childhood education and housing for children up to age 5

Wadena

$50,000
in 2013

Wadena County Public Health

22 Dayton Ave. SE, Wadena

Third year funding for strengthening the quality of early childhood education and housing for children up to age 5

Wadena

$40,000
in 2014

West Central Area Schools, Thorson Memorial Library

301 County Road, Barrett, MN 56311

Support of the Thorson Memorial Library JOB Project (Jobs, Opportunities, Benefits)

Grant

$50,000
in 2012

West Central Area Schools, Thorson Memorial Library

301 County Road, Barrett, MN 56311

Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

Grant

$10,000
in 2014

West Central Initiative

PO Box 318, Fergus Falls

First year support for the Somali Child Care Project.

Clay

$60,000
in 2017

West Side Community Health Service

153 Cesar Chavez St, St. Paul

Support of a program using Latino, Hmong and Somali cultural strengths to connect communities and promote healthy eating and physical activity

Ramsey

$20,000
in 2012

Western Community Action

1400 South Saratoga Street, Marshall

Supplemental Access to Coverage grant funds to reach key populations in Western Community Action’s region, specifically the Hispanic, Hmong, Somali and Karen populations.

Chippewa, Douglas, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine

$30,000
in 2013

Western Community Action

1400 South Saratoga Street, Marshall

Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage

Lyon, Douglas, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, McCleod, Meeker, Nobles, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine

$100,000
in 2015

Western Community Action

1400 South Saratoga Street, Marshall

Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage

Lyon, Douglas, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, McCleod, Meeker, Nobles, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine

$50,000
in 2016

Western Community Action Inc.

1400 South Saratoga Street, Marshall

Outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in southwestern Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

Chippewa, Cottonwood, Douglas, Grant, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine

$125,000
in 2013

Western Community Action, Inc.

1400 South Saratoga Street, Marshall

Second year funding in support of outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in southwestern Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

Pipestone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Douglas, Grant, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine

$125,000
in 2014

Wilderness Inquiry

808 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis

Support of Outdoor Adventures, the Arts and Community Connections program

Hennepin

$20,000
in 2012

Willmar Public School

1234 Kandiyohi Avenue SW, Willmar

Talking is Teaching Campaign

Kandiyohi

$25,000
in 2017

WINDOW Victim Services

P.O. Box 739 Hinckley MN

Support to build multi-disciplinary teams consisting of emergency department directors at several area hospitals, law enforcement, prosecution and victim advocates to collaboratively develop protocols to address sexual assault in their county and to train emergency department nurses as sexual assault nurse examiners to work an on-call schedule to provide a trauma-informed response to victims of sexual assault in Carlton, Kanabec and Pine counties.

Carlton, Kanabec and Pine

$70,000
in 2015

WINDOW Victim Services

P.O. Box 739 Hinckley MN

Second year support to build multi-disciplinary teams consisting of emergency department directors at several area hospitals, law enforcement, prosecution and victim advocates to collaboratively develop protocols to address sexual assault in their county and to train emergency department nurses as sexual assault nurse examiners to work an on-call schedule to provide a trauma-informed response to victims of sexual assault in Carlton, Kanabec and Pine counties.

Carlton, Kanabec and Pine

$90,000
in 2016

Youthlink

41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis

Dissemination and communications of Economic Impact Study of Youth Homelessness

Hennepin

$25,000
in 2016

Youthlink

41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis

Second year support for drop-in services in Minneapolis provided by more than 24 community partners including health care providers, educational institutions, employment and career-focused organizations, arts and cultural organizations, and government agencies to meet the individualized needs of each young person in a collaborative way.

Hennepin

$35,000
in 2016

Youthlink

41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis

Support for completion of the Economic Burden of Homeless Youth Study.

Hennepin

$15,000
in 2015

Youthlink

41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis

Support for drop-in services in Minneapolis provided by more than 24 community partners including health care providers, educational institutions, employment and career-focused organizations, arts and cultural organizations, and government agencies to meet the individualized needs of each young person in a collaborative way.

Hennepin

$40,000
in 2015

Youthprise

615 First Avenue NE., Minneapolis

Second year funding to support Youth Participatory Action Research to Build Health Equity.

Statewide, Nobles, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$100,000
in 2017

Youthprise

615 First Avenue NE., Minneapolis

First year funding to support Youth Participatory Action Research to Build Health Equity.

Statewide, Nobles, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington

$100,000
in 2016
    Grantee Grantee Location Description Area Served Grant
    Advocates for Human Rights 330 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis

    Support for the Rapid Response to Hate Crimes and Bias in Minnesota

    Statewide $25,000 in 2017
    Advocates for Human Rights 330 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis

    Support for the Rapid Response to Hate project

    Statewide $25,000 in 2018
    Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    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 2015
    Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    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
    Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    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, Minneapolis

    Second 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 $84,602 in 2017
    Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    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
    Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    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.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2013
    American Red Cross Northland Chapter 2524 Maple Grove Road, Duluth

    Duluth flood relief efforts

    Carlton, Cook, Lake and St. Louis $10,000 in 2012
    American Red Cross Twin Cities Chapter 1201 West River Parkway, Minneapolis

    Disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy

    Statewide $10,000 in 2012
    Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

    Support for the Minnesota Healthy Communities conference

    Statewide $5,000 in 2012
    Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

    Support of the creation of a special report on Homeless Children and Families based on the 2012 Statewide Homeless Study

    Statewide $10,000 in 2013
    Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

    Funding in support of the Twin Cities Compass project and participation in the project’s Governance Committee over three years

    NULL $90,000 in 2013
    Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

    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 2015
    Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

    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
    Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul

    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

    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
    Anoka County Community Action Program 1201 89th Ave. NE, Blaine

    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
    Anoka County Community Action Program 1201 89th Ave. NE, Blaine

    Second year support for a peer mentoring program in Anoka and Washington counties that aims to increase participation in Parent Aware by Licensed Family Childcare Providers

    Anoka and Washington $15,435 in 2015
    Anoka-Hennepin School District 2727 N Ferry St, Anoka

    Support of the College Possible expansion to Champlin Park High School

    Hennepin $75,000 in 2012
    Anoka-Hennepin School District 2727 N Ferry St, Anoka

    Second year funding for the College Possible expansion to Champlin Park High School

    Hennepin $75,000 in 2013
    Appetite for Change 1200 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis

    Support for the Community Cooks project

    Hennepin $20,000 in 2012
    Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency 702 3rd Ave. S., Virginia

    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 2013
    Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency 702 3rd Ave. S., Virginia

    Supplemental Access to Coverage grant funds to reach key populations in the Arrowhead region, specifically the Native American and African American populations.

    Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis $80,000 in 2013
    Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency 702 3rd Ave. S., Virginia

    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
    Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency 702 3rd Ave. S., Virginia

    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 $100,000 in 2015
    Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency 702 3rd Ave. S., Virginia

    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

    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
    Asian Economic Development Association 377 University Avenue, St. Paul

    Second year funding to support the Little Mekong Youth Leadership and Community Service Project.

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000 in 2017
    Austin Public Library 323 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912

    Support of the Healthy Cooking on a Budget program

    Mower $50,000 in 2012
    Austin Public LIbrary 323 4th Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912

    Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

    Mower $10,000 in 2014
    Better Futures Minnesota 2620 Minneaha Ave., Minneapolis

    General operating support

    Statewide $100,000 in 2014
    Better Futures Minnesota 2620 Minneaha Ave., Minneapolis

    General operating support

    Statewide $100,000 in 2015
    Bridges of Hope PO Box 742 Pillager

    Support of the Mentor Connection Program

    Crow Wing $20,000 in 2012
    Bridging, Inc. 201 West 87th Street City, State: Bloomington

    Grant in honor of Paula Phillippe’s retirement from the Blue Cross Foundation board of directors

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $5,000 in 2018
    Cannon Valley Trail 825 Cannon River Avenue, Cannon Falls

    Trail repair and debris removal resulting from flood waters

    Goodhue $5,000 in 2012
    CAPI 3702 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

    Support of the Temp Workers Initiative.

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $85,000 in 2017
    Casa de Esperanza 1821 University Ave., St. Paul

    Support for the Amig@s program using social connectedness as a strategy to mitigate the risk of domestic violence in Latino communities.

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $50,000 in 2013
    Casa de Esperanza 1821 University Ave., St. Paul

    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
    Casa de Esperanza 1821 University Ave., St. Paul

    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 2015
    Casa de Esperanza 1821 University Ave., St. Paul

    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
    Casa de Esperanza 1821 University Ave., St. Paul

    Support of the Fuerza Unida Amig@s project.

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000 in 2017
    Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

    Support to build knowledge and understanding of Somali Muslim culture through music in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis

    Hennepin $75,000 in 2015
    Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

    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

    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 Campesino 216 North Oak Avenue, Owatonna

    Second 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 2017
    Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha 2511 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    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
    Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha 3715 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis

    First year support of the Worker-Centered Co-Enforcement of Minneapolis Paid Sick Day Ordinance.

    Hennepin $70,000 in 2017
    Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha 2511 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Second 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 Washingto $60,000 in 2017
    Children’s Defense Fund 555 Park Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

    Support of technology upgrades to Bridge to Benefits in preparation for increased use and to pilot a self-referral process

    Statewide $20,000 in 2012
    Children’s Defense Fund 555 Park Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

    Training and technical assistance in the use of Bridge to Benefits to Foundation grantees to plan and deliver training that supports grantee efforts to increase the enrollment of eligible Minnesotans in state public health care programs

    Statewide $50,000 in 2013
    Children’s Defense Fund 555 Park Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

    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
    Children’s Defense Fund 555 Park Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

    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
    Children’s Defense Fund 555 Park Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

    Second 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 2017
    CHUM 102 West 2nd Street, Duluth

    Support of promoting social networks among families with young children in three of the lowest-income neighborhoods in Duluth

    St. Louis $60,000 in 2012
    CHUM 102 West 2nd Street, Duluth

    Second year funding for promoting social networks among families with young children in three of the lowest-income neighborhoods in Duluth

    St. Louis $50,000 in 2013
    CHUM 102 West 2nd Street, Duluth

    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
    CHUM 102 West 2nd Street, Duluth

    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.

    St. Louis $82,000 in 2015
    CHUM 102 West 2nd Street, Duluth

    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
    City of Moorhead 500 Center Avenue, Moorhead

    Support for the Romkey Park Youth program

    Clay $20,000 in 2012
    City of Owatonna, Owatonna Public Library 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna

    Support of the Health Info@Your Library program

    Steele $30,800 in 2012
    City of Owatonna, Owatonna Public LIbrary 540 West Hills Circle, Owatonna

    Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

    Steele $10,000 in 2014
    City of Richfield 6700 Portland Avenue, Richfield

    Support of Richfield: A Connected Community project

    Hennepin $20,000 in 2012
    Clay-Wilkin Community Health Board 715 11th Street North, Moorhead

    Support of healthy eating and physical activity for children up to age 5 through policy, systems and environmental changes

    Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin $60,000 in 2012
    Clay-Wilkin Community Health Board 715 11th Street North, Moorhead

    Second year funding for healthy eating and physical activity for children up to age 5 through policy, systems and environmental changes

    Becker, Clay, Otter Tail and Wilkin $50,000 in 2013
    Clay-Wilkin Community Health Board 715 11th Street North, Moorhead

    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
    Clean Up the River Environment 117 South 1st Street, Montevideo

    Support of the Upstream Downstream Connect for Health program

    Yellow Medicine $20,000 in 2012
    Clearbrook-Gonvick School District 16770 Clearwater Lake Road, Clearbrook

    Second-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 $50,000 in 2012
    Clearbrook-Gonvick School District 16770 Clearwater Lake Road, Clearbrook

    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
    Cleveland Neighborhood Association 3333 Penn Avenue N., Minneapolis

    Support of the Neighborhood Adventure League

    Hennepin $20,000 in 2012
    Close Gaps by 5 2800 University Ave S.E., Minneapolis

    Support of efforts to promote the Parent Aware ratings system and increase participation of Licensed Family Child Care Providers

    Statewide $75,000 in 2014
    CLUES 797 East 7th Street, St. Paul

    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 Design Center of Minnesota 731 7th St E, St. Paul

    Support of the Growing Healthy Youth and Communities project

    Ramsey $20,000 in 2012
    Community Giving Campaign Statewide

    Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign

    Statewide $312,127 in 2012
    Community Giving Campaign Statewide

    Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign

    Statewide $293,745 in 2013
    Community Giving Campaign Statewide

    Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign

    Statewide $335,503 in 2014
    Community Giving Campaign Statewide

    Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign

    Statewide $335,519 in 2015
    Community Giving Campaign Statewide

    Foundation match of Blue Cross employee contributions to nonprofits through the Community Giving Campaign

    Statewide $352,757 in 2016
    Community Neighborhood Housing Services 35 Water Street West, St. Paul

    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
    Council on American-Islamic Relations Minnesota 2511 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis

    Support for Challenging Islamophobia, Defending Civil Rights Project

    Statewide $25,000 in 2017
    Council on American-Islamic Relations Minnesota 2511 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis

    Support for promoting community safety for immigrants, refugees or religious minorities in Minnesota.

    Statewide $25,000 in 2018
    Cultural Wellness Center 2025 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis

    First year support for the AABC MN National Black Child Development Institute Interest Group.

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000 in 2017
    Dispute Resolution Center 91 East Arch Street. St. Paul

    Support of the We Can Talk About It project

    Ramsey $20,000 in 2012
    Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs 202 E. Superior Street, Duluth

    First year support for coordinating Social Services into Duluth’s Coordinated Community Response Model.

    St. Louis $96,216.08 in 2017
    Duluth Public Schools 215 North First Ave East, Duluth

    Support of implementation of the Addressing the Social Determinants of Health through School/Community Partnerships project

    St. Louis $75,000 in 2012
    Duluth Public Schools 215 North First Ave East, Duluth

    Second year funding for the implementation of the Addressing the Social Determinants of Health through School/Community Partnerships project

    St. Louis $75,000 in 2013
    East Side Neighborhood Development Company 965 Payne Avenue, St. Paul

    Support of the Community of Choice initiative

    Ramsey $20,000 in 2012
    ECHO Minnesota 125 Charles Ave., St. Paul

    Second year funding in support of work to create health systems videos with English language learners

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $50,000 in 2015
    ECHO Minnesota 125 Charles Ave., St. Paul

    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

    Support of building the leadership capacity of parents at Riverside Plaza to engage residents in a neighborhood resource center

    Hennepin $60,000 in 2012
    Fairview Foundation 2344 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul

    Second year funding for building the leadership capacity of parents at Riverside Plaza to engage residents in a neighborhood resource center

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2013
    Fairview Foundation 2344 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul

    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
    Family Housing Fund 801 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

    Support of the Healthy Homes and Communities statewide convening

    Statewide $5,000 in 2012
    Freeborn County Family Services Collaborative 203 W. Clark St., Albert Lea

    Support of expanding services for families with children up to age 5 by enhancing the Healthy Families program through peer visitors

    Freeborn $60,000 in 2012
    Freeborn County Family Services Collaborative 203 W. Clark St., Albert Lea

    Second year funding for expanding services for families with children up to age 5 by enhancing the Healthy Families program through peer visitors

    Freeborn $50,000 in 2013
    Freeborn County Family Services Collaborative 203 We. Clark Street, Albert Lea

    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 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

    Enhancing services to homeless patrons and attract more low-income patrons by strengthening Hennepin’s Central Library branch in downtown Minneapolis and expanding resources, programs and partnerships for these patrons at other branches

    Hennepin and Ramsey $55,000 in 2013
    Friends of Hennepin County Library 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

    Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

    Hennepin and Ramsey $10,000 in 2014
    Generations Health Care Initiatives, Duluth Public Library 130 W. Superior St., Duluth

    Support of library capacity to offer programming that combines literacy and health information along with access to health insurance enrollment at two branches in low-income areas

    Carlton and St. Louis $55,000 in 2013
    Grant Community School Collaborative 108 East 6th Street, Duluth

    Support of engaging the community in summer youth development

    St. Louis $20,000 in 2012
    Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation 533 N. Dale, St. Paul

    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 2013
    Greater Mankato Area United Way 101 North Second Street, Mankato

    Second-year funding for the First Steps Collaborative

    Blue Earth and Nicollet $50,000 in 2012
    Greater Mankato Area United Way 101 North Second Street, Mankato

    Third year funding for the First Steps Collaborative

    Blue Earth and Nicollet $40,000 in 2013
    Greater Twin Cities United Way 404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

    Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition

    Hennepin $10,000 in 2012
    Greater Twin Cities United Way 404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

    Support of the Childcare Accreditation Program

    Statewide $15,000 in 2012
    Greater Twin Cities United Way 404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

    Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition

    Statewide $22,500 in 2013
    Greater Twin Cities United Way 404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

    Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition

    Statewide $22,500 in 2014
    Greater Twin Cities United Way 404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

    Support for case building and message development for Targeted Home Visiting

    Statewide $19,500 in 2015
    Greater Twin Cities United Way 404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

    Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition

    Statewide $22,500 in 2015
    Greater Twin Cities United Way 404 South 8th Street, Minneapolis

    Support of the Start Early Funders Coalition

    Statewide $22,500 in 2016
    Greater Twin Cities United Way 404 South 8th, Minneapolis

    Support for Solidarity Minnesota

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $25,000 in 2017
    Headwaters Foundation for Justic 2801 21st. Ave. S., Minneapolis

    Support for the Community Conversations Project

    Statewide $25,000 in 2015
    Headwaters Foundation for Justice 2801 21st. Ave. S., Minneapolis

    Support for the Immigrant, Refugee, and Racial Justice Leaders of Color Retreat

    Statewide $25,000 in 2018
    HealthFinders Collaborative 710 Division St S, Northfield

    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

    Support for community care coordination with Somali and Latino residents.

    Rice, Steele, Dakota and Goodhue $65,000 in 2014
    Healthfinders Collaborative 710 Division St S, Northfield

    Second year support for outreach, screening, referral and application assistance to help uninsured Rice County residents enroll in state health care coverage programs

    Rice, Steele, Dakota and Goodhue $65,000 in 2015
    Heartland Community Action Agency 200 4th Street SW, Willmar

    Second-year funding for the Healthy Foundations project

    Kandiyohi, Meeker, McLeod and Renville $50,000 in 2012
    Heartland Community Action Agency 200 4th Street SW, Willmar

    Third year funding for the Healthy Foundations project

    Kandiyohi, McCleod, Meeker and Renville $40,000 in 2013
    High School for Recording Arts 1166 University Ave., St. Paul

    Support of the Check Yo’Self Health & Wellness Center After School Program

    Ramsey $20,000 in 2012
    Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER) 2314 University Avenue W., St. Paul

    Support for the Joyce Preschool Community-Based Participatory Research project, using social connectedness as a vehicle to strengthen parent, family and neighborhood leadership in school and community activities.

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $50,000 in 2013
    Hope Community 611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Support of the Intersections project

    Hennepin $20,000 in 2012
    Hope Community 611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Support for the Community-Based Financial Coaching initiative for low-income residents, developed by Hope Community and AccountAbility Minnesota.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2013
    Hope Community 611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    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
    Hope Community 611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Support 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 2015
    Hope Community 611 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    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 Ave. S., Moorhead

    Support to assist low-income Moorhead immigrants and refugees increase assets and wealth by providing entrepreneurial training and micro-lending for business start-up or expansion.

    Clay $50,000 in 2015
    Immigrant Development Center 810 4th Avenue S., Moorhead

    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
    Immigrant Development Center 810 4th Ave. S. Ste. 204, Moorhead

    Second 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 2017
    Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota 450 North Syndicate Street, St. Paul

    Support for the Community Defense Project.

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $25,000 in 2017
    Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota 450 North Syndicate Street, St. Paul

    Support of the Citizenship Day of Welcome event

    Ramsey $10,000 in 2012
    Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota 450 North Syndicate Street, St. Paul

    General operating support

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000 in 2017
    Initiative Foundation 405 1st St. SE, Little Falls

    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

    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
    Islamic Resource Center 3055 Old Highway 8, St. Anthony

    Support for Law Enforcement Training about Islam and the Muslim Community

    Statewide $16,500 in 2017
    Islamic Resource Center 3055 Old Highway 8, St. Anthony

    Support for promoting community safety for immigrants, refugees or religious minority in Minnesota

    Statewide $25,000 in 2018
    Itasca County Habitat for Humanity 510 SE 11th Street, Grand Rapids

    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 2015
    Itasca County Habitat for Humanity 510 SE 11th Street, Grand Rapids

    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

    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 2015
    Jeremiah Program 1510 Laurel Ave., Minneapolis

    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
    Jewish Community Action 2375 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Support for the JCA Rapid Response Action Havurah

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $25,000 in 2017
    Jewish Community Action 2375 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Support for the JCA Action Havurah

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $25,000 in 2018
    Joyce Preschool 3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

    Support for dual child/parent-centered strategies to build social connections that strengthen parent leadership and community engagement.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2014
    Joyce Preschool 3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

    Second year support for dual child/parent-centered strategies to build social connections that strengthen parent leadership and community engagement.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2015
    Joyce Preschool 3400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis

    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 2007 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis

    Support for the Community Design Collective, a North Minneapolis-based youth development program that combines art and design processes, community building and employment opportunities for 14-21 year-olds.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2013
    Juxtaposition Arts 2007 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis

    Second year support for the Community Design Collective, a North Minneapolis-based youth development program that combines art and design processes, community building and employment opportunities for 14-21 year-olds.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2014
    Juxtaposition Arts 2007 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis

    Support for a learning exchange between Juxtaposition Arts artists and youth apprentices with peer organizations in Philadelphia

    Hennepin $2,500 in 2014
    Juxtaposition Arts 2007 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis

    Third year support for the Community Design Collective, a North Minneapolis-based youth development program that combines art and design processes, community building and employment opportunities for 14-21 year-olds.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2015
    Juxtaposition Arts Inc. 2007 Emerson Avenue N., Minneapolis

    First year funding to support the expansion of JXTALab Education and Employment.

    Hennepin and Ramsey $100,000 in 2016
    Juxtaposition Arts Inc. 2007 Emerson Avenue N., Minneapolis

    Second year funding to support the expansion of JXTALab Education and Employment.

    Hennepin and Ramsey $100,000 in 2017
    Lakes and Pines Community Action Council 1700 Maple Avenue E., Mora

    Second 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 $79,998 in 2017
    Lakes and Pines Community Action Council Inc. 1700 Maple Avenue E., Mora

    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

    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 2015
    Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota 1015 7th Ave. N., Moorhead

    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
    Lifetrack Resources 709 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Support of early childhood family enrichment activities

    Ramsey $20,000 in 2012
    Local Initiatives Support Corporation 570 Asbury Street, St. Paul

    Second-year funding for advancing comprehensive community development strategies in two targeted communities, Aurora St. Anthony and Frogtown

    Hennepin and Ramsey $50,000 in 2012
    Local Initiatives Support Corporation 570 Asbury Street, St. Paul

    Support for the Northside Funders Group

    Hennepin $3,000 in 2012
    Local Initiatives Support Corporation 570 Asbury Street, St. Paul

    Third year funding for advancing comprehensive community development strategies in two targeted communities, Aurora St. Anthony and Frogtown

    Hennepin and Ramsey $40,000 in 2013
    Local Initiatives Support Corporation 570 Asbury Street, St. Paul

    Support for the Minnesota Healthy Communities conference

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $5,000 in 2014
    Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership 1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes

    Outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in northwestern Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

    Otter Tail, Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson County, Lake of the Woods County, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Wadena and Wilkin $125,000 in 2013
    Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership 1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes

    Supplemental Access to Coverage grant funds to reach key populations in the northwest Minnesota region, specifically the Native American population, Laotion community members in Warroad, and Latino and Somali employees in Pelican Rapids.

    Becker, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau and Wadena $30,000 in 2013
    Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership 1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes

    Second year funding in support of outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in northwestern Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

    Beltrami, Clay, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Wadena and Wilkin $125,000 in 2014
    Mahube-Otwa Community Partnership 1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes

    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 $100,000 in 2015
    Mahube-Otwa Community Partnership 1125 West River Road, Detroit Lakes

    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

    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
    Management Assistance Programs for Nonprofits Inc. 4201 99th Avenue N., Brooklyn Park

    Support for the management of 2017 Minnesota Healthcare Legal Partnership (HLP) Conference

    Statewide $20,000 in 2016
    Marshall-Lyon County Library 201 C Street, Marshall

    Support of the Knowing and Growing Our Health program

    Lyon and Marshall $50,000 in 2012
    Marshall-Lyon County Library 201 C Street, Marshall

    Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

    Lyon and Marshall $10,000 in 2014
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

    Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage.

    Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright $100,000 in 2015
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

    Outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in central Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

    Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright $150,000 in 2013
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

    Supplemental Access to Coverage grant funds to reach key populations served by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, with special emphasis on the Latino and Somali populations.

    Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright $80,000 in 2013
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

    Second year funding in support of outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in central Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

    Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright $150,000 in 2014
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

    Support to build and advance adoption of a medical/legal partnership model.

    Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright $100,000 in 2014
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

    Second year support to build and advance adoption of a medical/legal partnership model.

    Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright $100,000 in 2015
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

    Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage.

    Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright $50,000 in 2016
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

    First year support to convene and support a coalition of navigator organizations to advocate for the financial, training and technological needs related to sustaining the navigator network.

    Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright $100,000 in 2016
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

    Support for sustainability of the Medical/Legal Partnership

    Stearns $71,500 in 2016
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave., S. St. Cloud

    Second year support to convene and support a coalition of navigator organizations to advocate for the financial, training and technological needs related to sustaining the navigator network.

    Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright $100,000 in 2017
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

    Support for sustainability of the Medical/Legal Partnership

    Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright $32,550 in 2017
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid 110 6th Ave. S., St. Cloud

    Support for the Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment Project

    Benton, Cass, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright $100,000 in 2018
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance 430 First Avenue North, Minneapolis

    Support for Legal Aid’s Medical Legal Partnership with the Whittier Clinic

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2017
    Minneapolis Fire Department 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis

    Support of the Cedar Riverside Youth Fire Corps

    Hennepin $20,000 in 2012
    Minnesota Alliance with Youth 2233 University Ave W., St. Paul

    Increase graduation rates among the groups with the lowest rates through a statewide public awareness campaign on the graduation crisis, promote policy changes that increase resources and support youth need to graduate, and share best practices that lead to high graduation rates.

    Statewide $80,000 in 2015
    Minnesota Alliance with Youth 2233 University Ave W., St. Paul

    Second year support to increase graduation rates among the groups with the lowest rates through a statewide public awareness campaign on the graduation crisis, promote policy changes that increase resources and support youth need to graduate, and share best practices that lead to high graduation rates.

    Statewide $80,000 in 2016
    Minnesota Community Action Association Resource Fund 100 Empire Drive, St. Paul

    Support distributed to eight Community Action Partnership agencies serving the 10 counties with the highest rates of poverty and the surrounding service areas

    Statewide $500,000 in 2012
    Minnesota Council of Churches 122 Franklin Avenue West, Minneapolis

    Support of the Refugee Women’s Knitting Collective

    Hennepin $20,000 in 2012
    Minnesota Council of Churches 122 Franklin Avenue West, Minneapolis

    Support for the Mankato Community Weaving project, which will help connect refugees, long-time residents and local institutions through positive relationships that build trust, friendships and economic opportunities.

    Blue Earth and Nicollet $50,000 in 2013
    Minnesota Council of Churches 122 Franklin Avenue West, Minneapolis

    Outreach, screening, referral and application assistance to help uninsured people in south central Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

    Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Watowan $40,000 in 2014
    Minnesota Council of Churches 501 South Second Street, Mankato

    Second year support for the Mankato Community Weaving project, which will help connect refugees, long-time residents and local institutions through positive relationships that build trust, friendships and economic opportunities.

    Blue Earth and Nicollet $50,000 in 2014
    Minnesota Council of Churches 122 Franklin Avenue West, Minneapolis

    Support for the Mankato Area Refugee Services Health Connections project which will provide community care coordination with Sudanese and other residents.

    Blue Earth and Nicollet $91,426 in 2014
    Minnesota Council of Churches 501 South Second Street, Mankato

    Third year support for the Mankato Community Weaving project, which will help connect refugees, long-time residents and local institutions through positive relationships that build trust, friendships and economic opportunities.

    Blue Earth and Nicollet $50,000 in 2015
    Minnesota Council of Churches 122 Franklin Avenue West, Minneapolis

    Second year support for the Mankato Area Refugee Services Health Connections project which will provide community care coordination with Sudanese and other residents.

    Blue Earth and Nicollet $91,426 in 2015
    Minnesota Council of Churches 501 South Second Street, Mankato

    General operating support for the Mankato Refugee Services

    Blue Earth and Nicollet $140,000 in 2016
    Minnesota Council of Churches 501 South Second Street, Mankato

    Second year general operating support for the Mankato Refugee Services

    Blue Earth and Nicollet $140,000 in 2017
    Minnesota Council of Nonprofits 2314 University Ave W., St. Paul

    Support for the Healthcare Options Outreach and Public Education project

    Statewide $25,000 in 2014
    Minnesota Council of Nonprofits 2314 University Ave W., St. Paul

    Support for the 2015 Health Impact Assessment Conference

    Statewide $20,000 in 2015
    Minnesota FoodShare 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

    Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

    Statewide $71,515 in 2012
    Minnesota FoodShare 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

    Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

    Statewide $75,361 in 2013
    Minnesota FoodShare 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

    Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

    Statewide $74,569 in 2014
    Minnesota Foodshare 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

    Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

    Statewide $80,790 in 2015
    Minnesota FoodShare 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

    Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

    Statewide $76,657 in 2016
    Minnesota FoodShare 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis

    Foundation match of employee food drive contributions

    Statewide $83,671 in 2017
    Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network 1516 E Lake St, Minneapolis

    Support of organizational development and strategic planning

    Statewide $23,000 in 2012
    Minnesota Literacy Council 700 Raymond Avenue, St. Paul

    In honor of Chap Milis’ retirement from the Blue Cross Foundation board of directors

    Statewide $3,000 in 2013
    Minnewaska Area Schools 25122 W Highway 28, Glenwood

    Second-year funding for the Pope County Growing Up Healthy project

    Douglas, Grant, Morrison and Pope $50,000 in 2012
    Minnewaska Area Schools 25122 W Highway 28, Glenwood

    Third year funding for the Pope County Growing Up Healthy project

    Douglas, Grant, Morrison and Pope $40,000 in 2013
    Native American Community Development Institute 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Support for the Community Organizing and Leadership Institute to help implement the 2010 American Indian Community Blueprint.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2013
    Native American Community Development Institute 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Second year support for the Community Organizing and Leadership Institute to help implement the 2010 American Indian Community Blueprint.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2014
    Native American Community Development Institute 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Support to increase connectedness of American Indian community members through active community engagement to build out the American Indian Cultural Corridor in South Minneapolis.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2015
    Native American Community Development Institute 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    First year support for the Indigenous Organizational Network.

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000 in 2017
    Navigate MN 2525 E Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Support for the Community Defense Project.

    Statewide $18,750 in 2017
    Neighborhood Funders Group 436 14th Street, Oakland, CA

    Support for the Northside Funders Group

    Hennepin $2,500 in 2013
    Neighborhood Funders Group 436 14th Street, Oakland, CA

    Funding in support of membership in the Neighborhood Funders Group

    Statewide $1,000 in 2013
    Neighborhood Funders Group 436 14th Street, Oakland, CA

    Support for the Minneapolis Learning Tour

    Hennepin $6,000 in 2014
    Neighborhood Funders Group 436 14th Street, Oakland, CA

    Funding in support of membership in the Neighborhood Funders Group

    Statewide $1,000 in 2014
    Neighborhood Hub 3210 Oliver Avenue N., Minneapolis

    Support of improving treatment in health care delivery systems and increasing community awareness of environmental hazards in the home

    Hennepin $60,000 in 2012
    Neighborhood Hub 3210 Oliver Avenue N., Minneapolis

    Support for educating North Minneapolis residents on environmental hazards in the home and providing culturally competent educational and support systems for African Americans

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2014
    Neighborhood Hub 3210 Oliver Avenue N, Minneapolis

    Second year support for educating North Minneapolis residents on environmental hazards in the home and providing culturally competent educational and support systems for African Americans

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2015
    NeighborWorks Home Partners 35 Water Street West, St. Paul

    Second year 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 2015
    Nexus Community Partners 2314 University Avenue, St. Paul

    Building the Field of Community Engagement

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $20,000 in 2014
    Nexus Community Partners 2314 University Avenue, St. Paul

    In honor of Deborah Meehan’s retirement from the Blue Cross Foundation board of directors

    Statewide $5,000 in 2014
    Nexus Community Partners 2314 University Ave., St. Paul

    Support for the development of a Community Engagement Institute.

    Statewide $75,000 in 2015
    Nexus Community Partners 2314 University Avenue, St. Paul

    Support to continue the development and implementation of the Institute for Community Engagement

    Statewide $75,000 in 2016
    Nexus Community Partners 2314 University Avenue, St. Paul

    Support for the Community Engagement Institute.

    Statewide, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $50,000 in 2017
    Nonprofits Assistance Fund One Main St SE, Minneapolis

    Support for Civic & Advocacy Training

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $25,000 in 2017
    Nonprofits Assistance Fund One Main St SE, Minneapolis

    Second 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 2017
    Northcountry Cooperative Foundation 219 Main Street SE,, Minneapolis

    Support to create two resident-owned cooperatives in Clarksgrove and Little Falls in 2015, where manufactured home owners can move from renting to owning and managing the land on which their homes are located

    Freeborn and Morrison $40,000 in 2015
    Northcountry Cooperative Foundation 219 Main Street SE,, Minneapolis

    Second year support to create two resident-owned cooperatives in Clarksgrove and Little Falls in 2015, where manufactured home owners can move from renting to owning and managing the land on which their homes are located

    Freeborn and Morrison $40,000 in 2016
    Northfield Healthy Communities Initiative 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

    Second year support for the Growing Up Healthy Social Capital Development Initiative, using neighborhood leaders to work with residents to identify and solve neighborhood issues.

    Rice $50,000 in 2014
    Northfield Healthy Community Initiative 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

    Support of the Growing Up Healthy project

    Rice $20,000 in 2012
    Northfield Healthy Community Initiative 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

    Support for the Growing Up Healthy Social Capital Development Initiative, using neighborhood leaders to work with residents to identify and solve neighborhood issues.

    Rice $50,000 in 2013
    Northfield Healthy Community Initiative 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

    Support to continue to build connections among neighbors in five primarily Somali and Latino neighborhoods in Northfield and Faribault through neighborhood leaders, and to build connections between the communities and social service agencies.

    Rice $59,500 in 2015
    Northfield Healthy Community Initiative 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

    Second year support to continue to build connections among neighbors in five primarily Somali and Latino neighborhoods in Northfield and Faribault through neighborhood leaders, and to build connections between the communities and social service agencies.

    Rice $60,100 in 2016
    Northfield Healthy Community Initiative 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield

    Support for the Growing Up Healthy initiative.

    Rice $49,575 in 2017
    Northland Foundation 202 W Superior Street, Duluth

    Support of AGE to age: Bringing Generations Together

    Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis $20,000 in 2012
    Northland Foundation 202 W Superior Street, Duluth

    Support for the AGE to age Connect for Health Initiative, a regional collaboration to build intergenerational relationships.

    Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis $50,000 in 2013
    Northland Foundation 202 W Superior Street, Duluth

    Support of efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Child Care Providers in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Koochiching and Lake counties in Parent Aware

    Carlton, Cook, Koochiching and Lake $100,000 in 2014
    Northland Foundation 202 W Superior Street, Duluth

    Second year support for the AGE to age Connect for Health Initiative, a regional collaboration to build intergenerational relationships.

    Carlton, Cook, Koochiching and Lake $50,000 in 2014
    Northland Foundation 202 W Superior Street, Duluth

    Second year support for efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Childcare Providers in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Koochiching and Lake Counties in Parent Aware,

    Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Koochiching and Lake $100,000 in 2015
    Northland Foundation 202 W Superior Street, Duluth

    Third year support for the AGE to age Connect for Health Initiative, a regional collaboration to build intergenerational relationships.

    Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis $50,000 in 2015
    Northland Foundation 202 West Superior Street, Duluth

    First year funding to support the Parent Aware Pathways Expansion Initiative in northeastern Minnesota.

    Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis $100,000 in 2016
    Northland Foundation 202 West Superior Street, Duluth

    Second year funding to support the Parent Aware Pathways Expansion Initiative in northeastern Minnesota.

    Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis $100,000 in 2017
    Northside Achievement Zone 2123 West Broadway Ave., Minneapolis

    Support for the hiring of a Health Systems Strategist and efforts to connect families to healthcare resources.

    Hennepin $100,000 in 2014
    Northside Achievement Zone 2123 West Broadway Ave. Minneapolis

    Second year support for the hiring of a Health Systems Strategist and efforts to connect families to healthcare resources

    Hennepin $100,000 in 2015
    Northside Funders Group 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

    Investment in the operation and programs of the Northside Funders Group

    Hennepin $2,500 in 2014
    Northside Funders Group 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

    West Broadway Summer Safety Pop-Up Series

    Hennepin $10,000 in 2014
    Northside Funders Group 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

    Support for the North@Work employment initiative

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $50,000 in 2014
    Northside Funders Group 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

    Investment in the operation and programs of the Northside Funders Group

    Hennepin $2,500 in 2015
    Northside Funders Group 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

    Investment in the operation and programs of the Northside Funders Group

    Hennepin $5,000 in 2016
    Northside Funders Group 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis

    Investment in the operation and programs of the Northside Funders Group

    Hennepin $5,000 in 2017
    Northwest Minnesota Foundation 201 3rd St. NW, Bemidji

    Support for community engagement and volunteerism to demolish and remove existing playground equipment in the town of Shevlin and construct a new play space.

    Clearwater $60,000 in 2015
    Old School Lives 9156 Hwy 53, Cotton

    Support to create a children’s discovery and resource center in the Old School Lives Community Center in Cotton to provide mothers with young children with a safe place to play and build connections and reduce isolation in this rural, remote area.

    St. Louis $30,230 in 2015
    Open Cities Health Center 409 Dunlap Street. St. Paul

    Second-year support of a health navigator to provide health outreach and education as part of the Frogtown-Summit University Expanded Community Resource Hub

    Dakota and Ramsey $50,000 in 2012
    Open Cities Health Center 409 Dunlap Street. St. Paul

    Third year funding in support of a health navigator to provide health outreach and education as part of the Frogtown-Summit University Expanded Community Resource Hub

    Dakota and Ramsey $40,000 in 2013
    Open Door Health Center 309 Holly Lane, Mankato

    Outreach, screening, referral and application assistance to help uninsured individuals in Blue Earth County enroll in state health care coverage programs.

    Blue Earth $40,000 in 2014
    Open Door Health Center 309 Holly Lane, Mankato

    Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage

    Blue Earth $100,000 in 2015
    Open Door Health Center 309 Holly Lane, Mankato

    Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage

    Blue Earth $50,000 in 2016
    Parent Aware for School Readiness 2021 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

    Second year of support for efforts to promote the Parent Aware ratings system and increase participation of Licensed Family Childcare Providers in Parent Aware statewide

    Statewide $75,000 in 2015
    People Serving People 614 South 3rd Street, Minneapolis

    Second year support for an advocate that works 1:1 with parents in the Minneapolis shelter to build a strong support system around employment and income, parenting skills, education and mental health while providing a 4-star Parent Aware-rated early childhood development program for young children and after-school and teen programming for older children.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2016
    People Serving People 614 South 3rd Street, Minneapolis

    Support for an advocate that works 1:1 with parents in the Minneapolis shelter to build a strong support system around employment and income, parenting skills, education and mental health while providing a 4-star Parent Aware-rated early childhood development program for young children and after-school and teen programming for older children.

    Hennepin $50,000 in 2015
    Peta Wakan Tipi 1308 Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Support of an indigenous food network that will encompass “farm to fork” nutrition within the American Indian community in a cultural context

    Hennepin and Ramsey $60,000 in 2012
    Peta Wakan Tipi 1308 Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Second year funding for an indigenous food network that will encompass “farm to fork” nutrition within the American Indian community in a cultural context

    Ramsey $50,000 in 2013
    Peta Wakan Tipi 1308 Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Third year funding for an indigenous food network that will encompass “farm to fork” nutrition within the American Indian community in a cultural context

    Ramsey $40,000 in 2014
    Pew Charitable Trusts 2005 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

    Support of up to three Minnesota health impact assessments, training, mentoring and technical assistance and staff support

    Statewide $333,000 in 2012
    Pew Charitable Trusts 2005 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

    Support for HIA training workshops, individual post-workshop consulting sessions, second National HIA conference meeting expenses and a maximum of three Minnesota HIA grantees with project and training, mentoring and technical assistance

    Statewide $352,000 in 2013
    Pew Charitable Trusts 2005 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

    Support for up to three Minnesota Health Impact Assessment projects, training and capacity building.

    Statewide $399,144 in 2014
    Pew Charitable Trusts 2005 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

    Support for the National Health Impact Assessment Meeting

    Statewide $50,000 in 2014
    Pillsbury United Communities 125 West Broadway, Minneapolis

    Cedar-Riverside Fire Disaster Relief Fund

    Hennepin $1,000 in 2014
    PolicyLink 1438 Webster Street, Oakland, CA

    Support of producing a Minnesota-specific analysis of the economic and demographic trends presented in the America’s Tomorrow report

    Statewide $10,000 in 2012
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metropolitan area enroll in state health care coverage programs

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $125,000 in 2013
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Support for Community Health Worker Alliance

    Statewide $37,684 in 2013
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Supplemental Access to Coverage grant funds to reach key populations in the metro region, with special emphasis on African American and African populations.

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $80,000 in 2013
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Support of the CareWire client texting project

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $25,000 in 2014
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Support to provide technical assistance to organizations statewide to build the capacity to reach and enroll low income Minnesotans in state health care program coverage and implement strategies for achieving increased enrollment

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $200,000 in 2014
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Second year funding in support of outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metropolitan area enroll in state health care coverage programs

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $125,000 in 2014
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Support for the development of a Community Health Worker coordination model.

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $90,000 in 2014
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000 in 2015
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Support to develop and implement a series of navigator trainings and manage a statewide navigator assistance system.

    Statewide $65,000 in 2015
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue W. St. Paul

    Second year support for the development of a Community Health Worker coordination model

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $90,000 in 2015
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    General operating support

    Statewide $200,000 in 2016
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    General operating support

    Statewide $200,000 in 2017
    Portico Healthnet 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Support for outreach, application and enrollment assistance for low-income families and individuals

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000 in 2018
    Prepare + Prosper 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Support to build on its community-based financial coaching program in Minneapolis and St. Paul, increasing program participants’ financial capability, overall wellness and social connectedness.

    Hennepin and Ramsey $82,695 in 2015
    Prepare + Prosper 2610 University Avenue West, St. Paul

    Second year support to build on its community-based financial coaching program in Minneapolis and St. Paul, increasing program participants’ financial capability, overall wellness and social connectedness.

    Hennepin and Ramsey $82,695 in 2016
    Project for Pride in Living 1035 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Support of creating social connections and community leaders

    Hennepin and Ramsey $20,000 in 2012
    Project for Pride in Living 1035 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Support for the Building Social Capital in Affordable Housing project, providing leadership training for affordable housing residents and a youth mentorship program.

    Hennepin and Ramsey $30,000 in 2013
    Project for Pride in Living 1035 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Second year support for the Building Social Capital in Affordable Housing project, providing leadership training for affordable housing residents and a youth mentorship program

    Hennepin and Ramsey $30,000 in 2014
    Project for Pride in Living 1035 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis

    Third year support for the Building Social Capital in Affordable Housing project, providing leadership training for affordable housing residents and a youth mentorship program

    Hennepin and Ramsey $50,000 in 2015
    Promise Neighborhood of Central Minnesota 1114 9th Ave SE, St Cloud

    First year support to advance health equity through leadership development and advocacy.

    Benton, Sherburne, Stearns $25,000 in 2017
    Rainbow Health Initiative 2021 East Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

    Support for LGBTQ communities statewide to build knowledge and infrastructure to access appropriate care and services

    Statewide $37,500 in 2014
    Rainbow Health Initiative 2021 East Hennpin Ave., Minneapolis

    Second year support for LGBTQ communities statewide to build knowledge and infrastructure to access appropriate care and services

    Statewide $37,500 in 2015
    Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians 15484 Migizi Drive, Red Lake

    First year support to for the Protecting the Health and Safety of Elders Program.

    Beltrami, Clearwater $76,304 in 2017
    Redwood Area Communities Foundation 200 S Mill St, Redwood Falls

    Third year funding for the Apple Gourd Project to improve the food environment and to connect low-income children up to age 5 and their families with other families

    Redwood $40,000 in 2014
    Redwood Area Early Childhood Coalition 200 S Mill St, Redwood Falls

    Support of the Apple Gourd Project to improve the food environment and to connect low-income children up to age 5 and their families with other families

    Redwood $60,000 in 2012
    Redwood Area Early Childhood Coalition 200 S Mill St, Redwood Falls

    Second year funding for the Apple Gourd Project to improve the food environment and to connect low-income children up to age 5 and their families with other families

    Redwood $50,000 in 2013
    Region Nine Area 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

    Support for the Rural Opportunity and Equity Project

    Brown,Faribault,Martin,Nicollet,Sibley,Waseca,Watonwan $25,000 in 2017
    Region Nine Area 10 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato

    Support for the Rural Equity Learning Cohort

    Brown,Faribault,Martin,Nicollet,Sibley,Waseca,Watonwan $66,500 in 2017
    Rochester Public Library 101 2nd Street SE, Rochester

    Services to low-income, transitional housing and homeless patrons by creating and sustaining a Wellness Corner with local partners as part of library service expansion

    Olmsted $47,327 in 2013
    Rochester Public Library 101 2nd Street SE, Rochester

    Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

    Olmsted $10,000 in 2014
    Saint Paul Foundation 101 Fifth Street East, Suite 2400, Saint Paul

    Support for a statewide capacity building grants program in partnership with the Saint Paul Foundation’s Management Improvement Fund (MIF).

    Statewide $250,000 in 2016
    Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation 525 Florence Avenue, Owatonna

    Support of efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Child Care Providers in Faribault, Martin, Houston and Fillmore counties in Parent Aware

    Faribault, Fillmore, Houston and Martin $100,000 in 2014
    Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation 525 Florence Avenue, Owatonna

    Second year support for efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Childcare Providers in Faribault, Martin, Houston and Fillmore counties in Parent Aware

    Faribault, Martin, Houston and Fillmore $100,000 in 2015
    Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services 55 E. 5th Street, St. Paul

    Support for a medical-legal partnership with Open Door Health Center in Mankato to provide legal assistance, both brief advice and full representation, to patients throughout 17 counties in southwest Minnesota

    Blue Earth $90,000 in 2015
    Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services 55 E. 5th Street, St. Paul

    Second year support for a medical-legal partnership with Open Door Health Center in Mankato to provide legal assistance, both brief advice and full representation, to patients throughout 17 counties in southwest Minnesota,

    Blue Earth $90,000 in 2016
    Southern MN Regional Legal Services 55 E. 5th Street, St. Paul

    Support for Know Your Rights: Responding to Offensive Speech and Behavior

    Blue Earrth, Brown, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, LeSueur, Martin, McLeod, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Redwood, Rice, Rock, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona $25,000 in 2017
    Spinal Cord Society Twin Cities 2785 104th Ct. E., Inver Grove Heights

    In honor of Chap Milis’ retirement from the Blue Cross Foundation board of directors

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $2,000 in 2013
    St. Cloud State University 720 4th Ave S St., Cloud

    Second-year funding for the Access Project

    Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright $50,000 in 2012
    St. Cloud State University 720 4th Ave S St., Cloud

    Third year funding for the Access Project.

    Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright $40,000 in 2013
    St. Paul Youth Services 2100 Wilson Avenue, St. Paul

    First year support for YouthPower Youth Organizing Hub.

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000 in 2017
    Sustainable Resources Center 1081 10th Ave SE, Minneapolis

    Support of implementation of the Alliance for Healthy Homes and Communities

    Statewide $75,000 in 2012
    The Family Partnership 414 South Eighth Street, Minneapolis

    Support of the Native American Somali Peacemakers

    Hennepin $100,000 in 2012
    The Minneapolis Foundation 800 IDS Center 80 S 8th St, Minneapolis

    Support to Northside Funders Group to implement North@Work.

    Hennepin $100,000 in 2017
    Think Small 10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul

    Support for testing three to five innovative strategies for increasing participation in the Parent Aware Quality Rating and Improvement System by non-accredited Licensed

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $25,000 in 2013
    Think Small 10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul

    Support of efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Child Care Providers in the seven county metro area in Parent Aware

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $100,000 in 2014
    Think Small 10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul

    Second year of support for efforts to increase participation of Licensed Family Childcare Providers in the seven county metro area in Parent Aware

    Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000 in 2015
    Trust for Public Land 2610 University Ave, St. Paul

    Support of a feasibility study of fitness zones in the context of Minnesota, especially in outstate Minnesota

    Statewide $35,000 in 2012
    Trust for Public Land 2610 University Ave, St. Paul

    Northside Creative Placemaking Pilot, a collaborative project between Trust for Public Land and Juxtaposition Arts to facilitate a community-driven, creative placemaking project in a public space in North Minneapolis.

    Hennepin $100,000 in 2013
    Trust for Public Land 2610 University Ave, St. Paul

    Support to involve the community in designing and developing a new park in partnership with St. Paul Parks and Recreation in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St. Paul.

    Ramsey $33,425 in 2015
    Trust for Public Land 2610 University Ave, St. Paul

    Northside Creative Placemaking implementation

    Hennepin $30,000 in 2015
    Trust for Public Land 2610 University Ave, St. Paul

    Second year support to involve the community in designing and developing a new park in partnership with St. Paul Parks and Recreation in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St. Paul.

    Ramsey $65,721 in 2016
    Twin Cities Medical Society 1300 Godward Street NE, Minneapolis

    Honoring Choices Minnesota project

    Ramsey, Scott, Hennepin, Anoka, Dakota, Carver and Washington $25,000 in 2012
    United Community Action Partnership 200 4th Street SW, Willmar

    Partners in Care: Multi-cultural Childcare

    Kandiyohi $25,000 in 2017
    United Family Medicine 1026 West 7th Street, St. Paul

    Support for a medical-legal partnership with Hamline Law School to develop an in-house Health Law Clinic to provide intake, counseling, referral and direct legal representation to low-income patients from United Family Medicine in St. Paul.

    Ramsey $50,000 in 2015
    United Family Medicine 1026 West 7th Street, St. Paul

    Second year support for a medical-legal partnership with Hamline Law School to develop an in-house Health Law Clinic to provide intake, counseling, referral and direct legal representation to low-income patients from United Family Medicine in St. Paul.

    Ransey $50,000 in 2016
    United Way of Steele County 110 N. Cedar Avenue, Owatonna

    Support of Building Bridges to a Healthy Community

    Steele $20,000 in 2012
    United Way of Steele County 110 N. Cedar Avenue, Owatonna

    Development of a program to help link high school students with post-graduation careers through internships, mentorships, post-graduate training or on-the-job training with a local company in Owatonna.

    Steele $50,000 in 2015
    United Way of Steele County 110 N. Cedar Avenue, Owatonna

    Second year support for development of a program to help link high school students with post-graduation careers through internships, mentorships, post-graduate training or on-the-job training with a local company in Owatonna.

    Steele $75,000 in 2016
    Urban Homeworks, Inc. 2015 Emerson Avenue N., Minneapolis

    First year funding to support the expansion of the Community Engagement Leadership Program.

    Hennepin and Ramsey $50,000 in 2016
    Urban Homeworks, Inc. 2015 Emerson Avenue N., Minneapolis

    Second year funding to support the expansion of the Community Engagement Leadership Program.

    Hennepin and Ramsey $50,000 in 2017
    Voices for Racial Justice 2525 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Second year support for the Education Equity Rubric Pilot Project in four Minnesota school districts to deepen parent and student engagement and take concrete steps to reduce academic achievement gaps stemming from inequity.

    Hennepin, Itasca and Ramsey $50,000 in 2014
    Voices for Racial Justice 2525 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Support to convene and train 50 leaders in up to 30 organizations connected to communities of color to develop a formal racial justice organizing network to engage Minnesota leaders in action planning on issues of racial justice statewide

    Statewide $80,000 in 2015
    Voices for Racial Justice 2525 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Second year support to convene and train 50 leaders in up to 30 organizations connected to communities of color to develop a formal racial justice organizing network to engage Minnesota leaders in action planning on issues of racial justice statewide

    Statewide $80,000 in 2016
    Voices for Racial Justice 2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    First year funding to support the BRIDGE: Prison Justice project, which is a partnership between Voices for Racial Justice and men who are currently incarcerated at the Lino Lakes correctional facility to develop solutions to the problem of mass incarceration.

    Statewide $99,875 in 2016
    Voices for Racial Justice 2525 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Second year funding to support the BRIDGE: Prison Justice project, which is a partnership between Voices for Racial Justice and men who are currently incarcerated at the Lino Lakes correctional facility to develop solutions to the problem of mass incarceration.

    Statewide $99,875 in 2017
    Voices for Racial Justice 2525 E Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Support for the Education Equity Rubric Pilot Project in four Minnesota school districts to deepen parent and student engagement and take concrete steps to reduce academic achievement gaps stemming from inequity.

    Hennepin, Itasca and Ramsey $50,000 in 2013
    Wadena County Public Health 22 Dayton Ave. SE, Wadena

    Support of strengthening the quality of early childhood education and housing for children up to age 5

    Wadena $60,000 in 2012
    Wadena County Public Health 22 Dayton Ave. SE, Wadena

    Second year funding for strengthening the quality of early childhood education and housing for children up to age 5

    Wadena $50,000 in 2013
    Wadena County Public Health 22 Dayton Ave. SE, Wadena

    Third year funding for strengthening the quality of early childhood education and housing for children up to age 5

    Wadena $40,000 in 2014
    West Central Area Schools, Thorson Memorial Library 301 County Road, Barrett, MN 56311

    Support of the Thorson Memorial Library JOB Project (Jobs, Opportunities, Benefits)

    Grant $50,000 in 2012
    West Central Area Schools, Thorson Memorial Library 301 County Road, Barrett, MN 56311

    Public Libraries for Health Everywhere project

    Grant $10,000 in 2014
    West Central Initiative PO Box 318, Fergus Falls

    First year support for the Somali Child Care Project.

    Clay $60,000 in 2017
    West Side Community Health Service 153 Cesar Chavez St, St. Paul

    Support of a program using Latino, Hmong and Somali cultural strengths to connect communities and promote healthy eating and physical activity

    Ramsey $20,000 in 2012
    Western Community Action 1400 South Saratoga Street, Marshall

    Supplemental Access to Coverage grant funds to reach key populations in Western Community Action’s region, specifically the Hispanic, Hmong, Somali and Karen populations.

    Chippewa, Douglas, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine $30,000 in 2013
    Western Community Action 1400 South Saratoga Street, Marshall

    Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage

    Lyon, Douglas, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, McCleod, Meeker, Nobles, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine $100,000 in 2015
    Western Community Action 1400 South Saratoga Street, Marshall

    Support for conducting outreach, referrals and application assistance to help low-income, uninsured Minnesotans gain access to public health care insurance coverage

    Lyon, Douglas, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, McCleod, Meeker, Nobles, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine $50,000 in 2016
    Western Community Action Inc. 1400 South Saratoga Street, Marshall

    Outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in southwestern Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

    Chippewa, Cottonwood, Douglas, Grant, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Rock, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine $125,000 in 2013
    Western Community Action, Inc. 1400 South Saratoga Street, Marshall

    Second year funding in support of outreach, screening and application assistance to help uninsured people in southwestern Minnesota enroll in state health care coverage programs

    Pipestone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Douglas, Grant, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Stevens, Swift, Traverse and Yellow Medicine $125,000 in 2014
    Wilderness Inquiry 808 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis

    Support of Outdoor Adventures, the Arts and Community Connections program

    Hennepin $20,000 in 2012
    Willmar Public School 1234 Kandiyohi Avenue SW, Willmar

    Talking is Teaching Campaign

    Kandiyohi $25,000 in 2017
    WINDOW Victim Services P.O. Box 739 Hinckley MN

    Support to build multi-disciplinary teams consisting of emergency department directors at several area hospitals, law enforcement, prosecution and victim advocates to collaboratively develop protocols to address sexual assault in their county and to train emergency department nurses as sexual assault nurse examiners to work an on-call schedule to provide a trauma-informed response to victims of sexual assault in Carlton, Kanabec and Pine counties.

    Carlton, Kanabec and Pine $70,000 in 2015
    WINDOW Victim Services P.O. Box 739 Hinckley MN

    Second year support to build multi-disciplinary teams consisting of emergency department directors at several area hospitals, law enforcement, prosecution and victim advocates to collaboratively develop protocols to address sexual assault in their county and to train emergency department nurses as sexual assault nurse examiners to work an on-call schedule to provide a trauma-informed response to victims of sexual assault in Carlton, Kanabec and Pine counties.

    Carlton, Kanabec and Pine $90,000 in 2016
    Youthlink 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis

    Dissemination and communications of Economic Impact Study of Youth Homelessness

    Hennepin $25,000 in 2016
    Youthlink 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis

    Second year support for drop-in services in Minneapolis provided by more than 24 community partners including health care providers, educational institutions, employment and career-focused organizations, arts and cultural organizations, and government agencies to meet the individualized needs of each young person in a collaborative way.

    Hennepin $35,000 in 2016
    Youthlink 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis

    Support for completion of the Economic Burden of Homeless Youth Study.

    Hennepin $15,000 in 2015
    Youthlink 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis

    Support for drop-in services in Minneapolis provided by more than 24 community partners including health care providers, educational institutions, employment and career-focused organizations, arts and cultural organizations, and government agencies to meet the individualized needs of each young person in a collaborative way.

    Hennepin $40,000 in 2015
    Youthprise 615 First Avenue NE., Minneapolis

    Second year funding to support Youth Participatory Action Research to Build Health Equity.

    Statewide, Nobles, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000 in 2017
    Youthprise 615 First Avenue NE., Minneapolis

    First year funding to support Youth Participatory Action Research to Build Health Equity.

    Statewide, Nobles, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington $100,000 in 2016