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Our grants database features organizations from the past five years. It is updated on a quarterly basis about a month after board approval.

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Aeon

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$500,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support acquisition and preservation of naturally occurring affordable housing properties
$350,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support and to support organizational innovations to advance affordable multi-family housing
$375,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$400,000
2013
Region & Communities
for general operating support

African Career Education and Resources

1 Grant

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Brooklyn Center, MN

$70,000
2017
Region & Communities
to build tenant leadership to advocate for better living conditions and preserve housing, and to advance equitable community development approaches in Northwest suburbs

African Community Services in Minnesota

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2013
Region & Communities
for aligning employers to hire new immigrants and support transitions to self-sufficiency

African Development Center

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$40,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support the Small Business Lending Program
$65,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$140,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support

African Economic Development Solutions

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$70,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$35,000
2017
Region & Communities
for capacity building support to promote African immigrant business growth and vitality across the region
$35,000
2016
Region & Communities
to refine AEDS' business development curriculum, build capacity to offer technical assistance, and explore offering services in Brooklyn Center/Brooklyn Park

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

5 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$35,000
2017
Region & Communities
for Minnesota engagement in the PolicyLink Equity Summit -- a national gathering focused on equity as necessary for our region's quality of life
$350,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for the Regional Equity Project
$15,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support Twin Cities engagement in the PolicyLink Equity Summit addressing greater equity as necessary for our region's quality of life and community and economic self-sufficiency
$350,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support general operations and the Regional Equity Project
$350,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support general operations and the Regional Equity Project

American Institute of Architects – Minnesota

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$45,000
2018
Region & Communities
for the launch of a biennial program recognizing progress made by architects, developers, financial institutions, public and private sector clients, and others in moving forward the core elements of 21st Century development in Minnesota
$40,000
2018
Region & Communities
to continue to build upon the success of the Affordable Design Award program with the goal of raising the level of housing design in the affordable housing field

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

4 Grants

$113,000
2016
Region & Communities
to develop the Minnesota Compass interactive neighborhood profiles within Minnesota regions beyond the seven-county metro and to enhance the profile features and data
$150,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support of the Wilder Center for Communities’ Community Equity Pipeline project
$25,000
2015
Region & Communities
for the 2015 triennial statewide study of homelessness
$75,000
2013
Region & Communities
to provide updated and enhanced neighborhood-level data in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Asian Economic Development Association

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$180,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for capital to redevelop a vacant commercial space in Little Mekong as a new Creative Makers Business Incubator
$90,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

3 Grants

$150,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$80,000
2017
Region & Communities
to enhance systems, policy, and environmental change and partnerships supporting multi-modal transportation including biking and walking in metro area communities and statewide
$40,000
2016
Region & Communities
to enhance policy, systems, and practice related to bicycle, pedestrian, and safe routes plans in St. Paul, Ramsey County, and suburban communities
$40,000
2015
Region & Communities
to advance bicycle related policy, systems, and environmental change work in Ramsey County communities

Build Wealth Minnesota

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$240,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support and one-time capital support to assist with office relocation to the new Thor Headquarters at Penn and Plymouth Avenue north Minneapolis
$160,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$120,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support

CAPI USA

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$400,000
2018
Region & Communities
for the Immigrant Opportunity Center capital campaign, and for general operating support
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support CAPI’s Workforce Development Unit serving unemployed/under-employed Hennepin County immigrants/refugees
$100,000
2013
Region & Communities
to expand place-based economic opportunities that build assets and wealth for a growing Hmong and Lao population living in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and north Minneapolis

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

2 Grants

$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
for the Dorothy Day Higher Ground St. Paul capital campaign
$150,000
2014
Region & Communities
to develop and implement a policy agenda

Center for Energy and Environment

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$60,000
2016
Region & Communities
for strategic alignment of two community-based energy organizations -- Center for Energy and Environment and Neighborhood Energy Connection
$50,000
2015
Region & Communities
to advance regulatory policy in Minneapolis that would lead to a dramatic increase in home retrofits and the efficiency levels of existing housing stock

Center for Neighborhood Technology

2 Grants

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Chicago, IL

$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
to move recommendations and implementation of a blueprint for cargo-oriented development for the Twin Cities needed to support 21st century re-industrialization and economic growth
$70,000
2016
Region & Communities
to work with regional interests, creating a blueprint for Twin Cities cargo transportation infrastructure necessary to support 21st century re-industrialization, urban job creation, and economic growth

Citizens League

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support a project that would envision what a future region should look like for Minnesota if designed by today's new and younger thought leaders

City of Lakes Community Land Trust

2 Grants

$100,000
2016
Region & Communities
to grow impact of land trust homeownership and expanding partnership to serve the region at greater scale
$75,000
2013
Region & Communities
to create a community land trust regional business plan that outlines opportunity for greater scale and regional partnership

City of Minneapolis

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$10,000
2017
Region & Communities
to fund Hearing Tenant Voices -- a training project that uses theater-based methodology to shift implicit bias within Minneapolis Housing Inspections Services
$75,000
2016
Region & Communities
to coordinate new and existing resources in a comprehensive way in a specific geographic area to make transformative change in disenfranchised Minneapolis communities based on community input and city council direction
$100,000
2013
Region & Communities
to create a gateway and artistic amenity that links north Minneapolis to downtown

City of St. Paul

5 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$50,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support a new pedestrian safety/policy coordinator position whose role it will be to proactively improve walkability in St. Paul
$60,000
2016
Region & Communities
to advance a sustainable, equitable urban development design for the Ford Plant site incorporating green energy and transit connectivity using an innovative and market-ready zoning and public realm plan
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to leverage the implementation of the City of St. Paul’s 8-80 Vitality Economic Development Initiative
$75,000
2014
Region & Communities
to prepare a "net zero" energy system conceptual design for the 140- acre St. Paul Ford site that integrates renewable energy sources and innovative emerging technologies to power a carbon neutral, dense mixed-use, urban neighborhood
$150,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support a new staff person whose role it will be to facilitate transit-oriented economic development along all of the city's transitways

City Parks Alliance

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$35,000
2015
Region & Communities
to strengthen local capacity to increase public and private investment in the region's urban parks, enhancing the region's competitiveness

Civic Consulting Minnesota

1 Grant

Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2015
Region & Communities
to pilot mission-driven civic consultancy serving more sustainable, equitable local government services

CommonBond Communities

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$550,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for project funding to advance work with Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing
$20,000
2015
Region & Communities
to develop a business plan around integrating an unsubsidized affordable housing strategy
$500,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Community Reinvestment Fund

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$250,000
2014
Region & Communities
to fund a loan loss reserve for a $5 million plus Twin Cities Small Business Loan Fund expanding access to capital in underserved markets and on transportation corridors

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support and strengthen CLUES' Career Development Services and Youth Career Training & Internship programs
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support and strengthen its workforce development program
$90,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support the CLUES Economic Vitality and Civic Engagement program

Concordia University St. Paul

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$50,000
2014
Region & Communities
to map and analyze regional African immigrant economic opportunities along the Blue Line, Green Line, and Bottineau Transitways

Conflict Resolution Center

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2017
Region & Communities
to participate in a redesign of the use of mediation pre-eviction and eviction processes to keep families housed

Construction Careers Foundation

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
to establish a construction workforce pipeline preparing diverse individuals for employment in the construction of the Southwest and Bottineau light rail projects
$50,000
2014
Region & Communities
for program/project support to address the construction training gap in the Twin Cities

Cookie Cart

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2016
Region & Communities
to renovate a vacant building on the east side of St. Paul to house a nonprofit bakery that annually employs 100 low-income youth

Cooperative Development Fund of CDS

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$25,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support development of a sustainable business model for neighborhood-based community development investment cooperative

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization

4 Grants

$130,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support the Minneapolis Renters Coalition’s work to create a housing system that provides safe, decent, affordable, and stable rental housing in Minneapolis
$120,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$75,000
2014
Region & Communities
to revitalize business nodes in the Hiawatha corridor by driving equitable, resident-driven bricks and mortar commercial and mixed-use development

Corporation for Supportive Housing

2 Grants

$300,000
2015
Region & Communities
to provide advanced technical support, financing, and innovative solutions that improve the quality of life in affordable housing for the most vulnerable people in our society while creating healthier, livable communities for all
$450,000
2013
Region & Communities
to respond to new opportunities (including system reforms) that have surfaced which have potential to create meaningful and lasting change for the supportive housing industry and the people of Minnesota

Council on Foundations

1 Grant

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Arlington, VA

$20,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the Inclusive Economic Prosperity Convening and its Community of Practice involving grantees and key partners

Cycles for Change

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$90,000
2017
Region & Communities
to sustain and grow equity-based bicycle education, outreach, and engagement efforts to ensure that the health, financial, and empowerment benefits of bicycling are shared by all
$80,000
2015
Region & Communities
to sustain and expand equity-based bicycle education, outreach, and advocacy efforts to ensure that health, financial, and empowerment benefits of bicycling are shared by all
$105,000
2013
Region & Communities
to increase equitable bike access and build leadership within traditionally under-served communities to shape bicycle and transportation policies and investment priorities

Dayton’s Bluff District Four Community Council

4 Grants

$80,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$80,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$490,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support the implementation of the East Side Economic Growth Initiative
$75,000
2013
Region & Communities
for general operating support

District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$160,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support community-based engagement to promote economic development along the Central Corridor

District Energy Saint Paul

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$35,000
2018
Region & Communities
to develop an Energy Master Plan for the 112-acre former Hillcrest Golf Course leveraging sustainable resources to efficiently and cost-effectively serve the redevelopment and adjacent neighborhoods

East Side Neighborhood Development Company

5 Grants

$80,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$80,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$53,000
2015
Region & Communities
to increase the scope and impact of ESNDC's affordable housing and economic development strategies
$40,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support East Side Neighborhood Development Company's work in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, community engagement, and redevelopment on the east side of St. Paul
$50,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support comprehensive strategies to build a housing market, and to continue economic development along Payne Avenue and Arcade Street

EcoDistricts

1 Grant

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Portland, OR

$20,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the programming of the EcoDistricts' Annual Summit, convening in Minneapolis in October 2018

Elliot Park Neighborhood

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$25,000
2014
Region & Communities
to develop alternative strategies and models to guide and sustain Elliot Park Neighborhood for the next five years
$140,000
2013
Region & Communities
for general operating support

EMERGE Community Development

3 Grants

$150,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2016
Region & Communities
to construct the buildout of the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center
$150,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Enterprise Community Partners

3 Grants

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Columbia, MD

$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support a Minnesota-based Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow with the Trust For Public Land
$170,000
2014
Region & Communities
to fund a Rose Fellowship in Minnesota that advances design work in the housing and community development fields
$40,000
2013
Region & Communities
to manage a Request for Ideas (RFI), which will ask the field for system innovations that will reduce the cost of affordable housing preservation and development

Family Housing Fund

6 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$675,000
2018
Region & Communities
to improve housing conditions and options for low- and moderate-income renters by building the case, disrupting the market, and maximizing this leadership moment
$88,000
2017
Region & Communities
to further equitable transit-oriented development opportunity in the Twin Cities region
$4,500,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support the metropolitan area’s key affordable housing intermediary to pilot market interventions to increase housing opportunities and asset creation for low- and moderate-income families
$56,000
2015
Region & Communities
to work with local government and stakeholders to make inclusive policy decisions encouraging a full range of housing choice
$25,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support Heading Home MN, a Funders Group supporting the strategic priorities in the State Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
$5,500,000
2014
Region & Communities
to provide safe, affordable, sustainable homes to all families in the Twin Cities metropolitan area through ongoing partnerships with the public and private sector

Fresh Energy

1 Grant

$150,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support a transition for Fresh Energy’s work to increase public investment in transit, walking, and biking and use innovative strategies to make Twin Cities communities efficient and resilient

Friends of Saint Paul College

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$150,000
2015
Region & Communities
to improve pathways to construction careers to develop a more diverse workforce for the seven-county Twin Cities’ region

Frogtown Neighborhood Association

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$80,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$80,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$40,000
2014
Region & Communities
for community participation and asset mapping and preservation around several major opportunities in the Frogtown Neighborhood

Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

4 Grants

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Coral Gables, FL

$50,000
2016
Region & Communities
to plan, design, and convene a national meeting of funders interested in economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social equity in Minnesota at the 2017 TFN Annual Conference
$10,000
2015
Region & Communities
to advance equitable transportation reforms, policies, and practices in Minnesota and among grantees and collaborating foundations
$10,000
2014
Region & Communities
to advance equitable transportation reforms, policies, and practices in Minnesota and among grantees and collaborating foundations
$75,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support regional economic development and equitable redevelopment along emerging Twin Cities regional transit corridors

Gardening Matters

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$50,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

2 Grants

$470,000
2014
Region & Communities
to deepen the impact of the GreenStep Cities’ program
$250,000
2013
Region & Communities
to leverage Great Plains Institute’s acquisition of Envision Minnesota and Metro Clean Energy Resource Team to develop Green Step Cities 2.0

Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$70,000
2013
Region & Communities
for general operating support and project support to explore consolidation options with two other St. Paul CDCs