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Advancing Equity Coalition

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2020
Region & Communities
to reduce disparities and build equity, assets, and opportunity for everyone in North Minneapolis, and to support parent engagement work
$50,000
2018
Region & Communities
to build capacity for Mayor Frey and his administration to lead and convene regional partners on attacking racial equity gaps in housing, economic inclusion, and police community relations

Aeon

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$500,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support and scaled innovation
$500,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support acquisition and preservation of naturally occurring affordable housing properties

African American Leadership Forum

1 Grant

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Saint Louis Park, MN

$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
for the Josie R. Johnson Leadership Academy

African Career Education and Resources

1 Grant

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Brooklyn Park, MN

$120,000
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 Development Center

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$40,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support the Small Business Lending Program

African Economic Development Solutions

2 Grants

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St Paul, MN

$302,000
2019
Region & Communities
to build capacity in delivering services that build wealth within the Twin Cities African immigrant communities, and to help cover costs associated with CARES Act funding
$70,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$400,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for the Regional Equity Project
$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

American Indian OIC

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$140,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support Takoda Programs -- career pathway programming

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
$80,000
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

2 Grants

$225,000
2018
Region & Communities
for programmatic support of the Community Equity Pipeline
$300,000
2018
Region & Communities
to help build a leadership pipeline representing people of color and Indigenous communities

Association for Black Economic Power

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$400,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Ayada Leads

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support leadership development and provide programs that build civic engagement and representative democracy for women across Minnesota, particularly Somali and East African women

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

2 Grants

$250,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and to build capacity in advancing equitable housing policies statewide
$150,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$300,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating and project support to continue advancing active transportation and safe routes to school and to explore active transportation related greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies and business initiatives in the Twin Cities
$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

Build Wealth Minnesota

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$320,000
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

CAPI USA

1 Grant

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Brooklyn Center, MN

$450,000
2018
Region & Communities
for the Immigrant Opportunity Center capital campaign, and for general operating support

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

1 Grant

$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support advocacy work through the Office for Social Justice to advance strategies to eliminate disparities, improve equity, and ensure basic needs, including homes for all

Center for Economic Inclusion

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$1,000,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Citizens League

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$145,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support development of a leadership learning and training experience for newer, diverse legislative staff so they are positioned to develop strategies to support themselves and their legislators in order to effectively lead in state government
$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
$125,000
2018
Region & Communities
to fund the Capitol Pathways Leadership Program

City of Lakes Community Land Trust

1 Grant

$250,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating and project support

Coalition of Asian American Leaders

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$200,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support leadership programming through CAAL Leaders MOVEE: Making Our Voices Effective for Equity

CommonBond Communities

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$750,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for a feasibility study on an umbrella partnership real estate investment trust (UPREIT)

Community Reinvestment Fund

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support the development and operation of a Small Business Micro Equity Opportunity Fund in Minnesota

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to serve at-risk, economically disadvantaged youth from communities of color in the Twin Cities metro area, preparing them to successfully enter and advance in high-growth, in-demand IT careers, and for general operating support
$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support and strengthen CLUES' Career Development Services and Youth Career Training & Internship programs

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization

1 Grant

$260,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and project support for the public art project

Council on Foundations

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

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

Creative Enterprise Zone

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$80,000
2018
Region & Communities
to build organizational capacity

Dayton’s Bluff District Four Community Council

1 Grant

$80,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support

District Council 13

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$33,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support

District Energy St. 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

1 Grant

$120,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support

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

Element Community Health Fund, LLC

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$125,000
2019
Region & Communities
to assist in building out a performance venue at CO·MOTION'S Center for Movement; home to 12 non-profits and small businesses

EMERGE Community Development

2 Grants

$250,000
2019
Region & Communities
to make significant physical improvements to Second Chance Recycling to almost triple recycling impact, reduce carbon footprint through solar energy, and create more jobs for high-needs participants
$225,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Enterprise Community Partners

1 Grant

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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

Fairview Foundation

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
to grow an employer-led delivery system for increasing workforce diversity and raising incomes in communities in St. Paul and Minneapolis through health care career pathways employment

Family Housing Fund

2 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

Folwell Neighborhood Association

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$60,000
2019
Region & Communities
to build community power, ownership, and wealth

Frogtown Neighborhood Association

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$120,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating and project support
$80,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Goodwill Industries

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
to build on the successful model of the East Side xChange and Goodwill's integrated participation in this collaborative, to connect employers to potential employees on the East Side

Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Greater Minnesota Housing Fund

1 Grant

$100,000
2018
Region & Communities
to educate state and local elected officials on the Minnesota Task Force on Housing findings and recommendations and establish tools and capacity to shape the affordable housing narrative moving forward

Growth & Justice

2 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$225,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
to create a "One Minnesota" policy framework, build a new Greater MN regional competitiveness scorecard(s), and heighten renewable energy as a primary equitable growth priority

Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$25,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support strategic reflection and planning for the statewide Habitat for Humanity and its network of 29 affiliates

Hamline Midway Coalition

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$60,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Harrison Neighborhood Association

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Hennepin County

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$300,000
2018
Region & Communities
to reduce disparities in Hennepin County in education, employment, health, housing, income, justice, and transportation through predictive analytic decisionmaking models
$260,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support system alignment between courts, government, and community agencies to reduce evictions and expand housing stability

HOME Line

1 Grant

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Bloomington, MN

$300,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support and project funding to build capacity to serve Hmong renters

Hope Community

1 Grant

$150,000
2018
Region & Communities
for Hope’s Community Building and Organizing program to increase community stability, vitality, resilience, equity, and power

Hourcar

2 Grants

$98,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support the build out of a one-way all-electric carsharing service line in the Twin Cities
$25,000
2018
Region & Communities
to develop a business plan for the next generation of a shared vehicle business model in the region inclusive of electric fleet vehicles
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