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Academia Cesar Chavez

2 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$65,000
2016
Education
to sustain and expand prekindergarten programming as Academia Cesar Chavez transitions out of the Pathway Schools Initiative
$62,000
2012
Education
to better equip itself with the curricular and instructional tools necessary to align all facets of the literacy program to ensure high achievement of all of its students

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

6 Grants

$1,000,000
2018
Education
to support the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood, a transformative education partnership that puts children on the pathway to college and career success
$200,000
2016
Education
to support the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhoods' efforts to promote improved educational outcomes, stable housing, and employment opportunities
$100,000
2014
Education
to support the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood to foster high quality, aligned PreK-3rd pathways
$50,000
2012
Education
to provide project support for the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood
$50,000
2011
Education
to provide project support to Saint Paul's Promise Neighborhood
$50,000
2010
Education
to collect and analyze student demographic and achievement data

ANEW BAM

1 Grant

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Roseville, MN

$80,000
2019
Education
for a parent advocacy program to address the systemic causes of illiteracy among students in Saint Paul Public Schools, and for general operating support

Audubon Center of the North Woods

1 Grant

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Sandstone, MN

$75,000
2018
Education
to support The School Leadership Project in sustaining the work of the Regional Turnaround Strategy Group

Bdote Learning Center

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2019
Education
to build capacity of parents to advocate for students and schools at the board, state, and legislative levels, and for general operating support

Bellwether Education Partners

2 Grants

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Sudbury, MA

$81,000
2017
Education
to conduct a thorough assessment of opportunities to generate or expand innovative teacher pipeline programs in Minnesota and to support a national convening of place-based funders developing human capital strategies
$86,000
2017
Education
to identify and disseminate lessons from the Pathway Schools Initiative

Blake School

2 Grants

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Hopkins, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
for support of an aspiring teaching fellow internship and the implementation of a Breakthrough Collaborative Salesforce data management system
$15,000
2018
Education
to plan for pathways into teaching licensure programs for LearningWorks' racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse teaching fellows

Breakthrough Twin Cities

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
for general operating support

Center for Economic Inclusion

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$75,000
2019
Education
to support the Northside Funders Group in improving the quality of education delivered in North Minneapolis by increasing parent engagement and influence

Centro Tyrone Guzman

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2018
Education
to expand parent engagement and advocacy efforts, and for general operating support

Children’s Defense Fund

2 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$50,000
2019
Education
to continue planning and begin implementation of a pathway for staff into teaching through the CDF-Minnesota's Teacher of Color Freedom Schools pipeline
$215,000
2018
Education
to support the operations of the Minnesota chapter of CDF and to enhance capacity for parent leadership and advocacy

Coalition of Asian American Leaders

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$300,000
2018
Education
for general operating support

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
to prepare Latino parents to more actively participate in their children’s education and to create leaders and advocates within the Latino community who will inform and influence education policy and systems change, and for general operating support

Comunidades Organizando El Poder Y La Accion Latina COPAL Education

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2019
Education
to build a network of civically engaged Latinx parents who have enhanced capacity to advocate for their Minneapolis Public School children in the pursuit of equitable access to academic and social emotional learning opportunities

East Metro Integration District 6067

1 Grant

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Woodbury, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
to increase teacher diversity in Minnesota schools by helping school district HR directors identify and address barriers to recruiting, hiring, retaining, and promoting teachers of color and indigenous teachers

Ed Allies

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$655,000
2018
Education
for general operating support, and to enhance capacity for educator effectiveness work
$100,000
2017
Education
for general operating support

Education Evolving

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$45,000
2018
Education
to examine educator stability and retention in Minnesota

Educators for Excellence

5 Grants

$15,000
2019
Education
for teacher leadership program development
$700,000
2017
Education
to support Educators 4 Excellence’s general operations and to enable a coalition of nonprofits to promote more effective teacher licensing
$200,000
2015
Education
to support efforts to engage Minnesota educators in strategic policy reform
$200,000
2013
Education
for general operating support of the E4E Minnesota chapter
$50,000
2012
Education
to build capacity for a teacher-led, student-focused voice for teachers in Minnesota

Frameworks Institute

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$75,000
2016
Education
to develop sound framing strategies for building support for more effective approaches to meeting needs of dual language learners

Great MN Schools

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$2,500,000
2018
Education
for general operating support, including re-grantmaking, and to build capacity to implement Minnesota Comeback's regional talent strategy
$150,000
2017
Education
for general operating support

Greater Twin Cities United Way

11 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2019
Education
to support career pathways into the teaching profession, particularly for students of color
$200,000
2019
Education
to fund family organizing, advocacy, and leadership training in Greater Minnesota
$30,000
2017
Education
to support the Start Early Funders Coalition
$150,000
2015
Education
to support Generation Next in its efforts to close educational opportunity gaps
$60,000
2015
Education
to provide general operating support for the Start Early Funders Coalition, excluding its MinneMinds policy work
$100,000
2014
Education
to support Generation Next’s efforts to increase third grade reading proficiency and close the educational achievement gap
$29,000
2014
Education
to support the 2013 activities of LearnTogetherMN, a project that seeks to distill learnings and leverage momentum from Minnesota's federal early learning grants, all of which support the development of PreK-3rd pathways
$100,000
2013
Education
to support Generation Next, a community-wide partnership, inspired by the national STRIVE network, committed to working together to end Minnesota's unacceptably high educational achievement gap
$150,000
2013
Education
to support the activities of the Start Early Funders Collaborative
$100,000
2012
Education
to support the creation of a Strive partnership in the Twin Cities
$50,000
2012
Education
to support the Start Early Funders Coalition

Hiawatha Academies

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$40,000
2019
Education
to increase retention, especially of staff of color, by building commitment and capacity for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization
$450,000
2018
Education
to build capacity to engage families as advocates for educational equity

Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment Through Research

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$80,000
2019
Education
for general operating support

Isuroon

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2019
Education
to increase engagement of Somali families in advocating for and effecting education system reform, and for general operating support

Latino Youth Development Collaborative-LYDC

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
for general operating support

Literacy Minnesota

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$90,000
2018
Education
to equip parents as educational advocates for children at the school, district, and state levels, and for general operating support
$125,000
2010
Education
to support a literacy home visiting project for children, and for planning

Lower Sioux Indian Community

1 Grant

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Morton, MN

$300,000
2018
Education
to launch a Tribal Education Department and engage the tribal community in developing a long-range strategic educational plan, and for general operating support

Migration Policy Institute

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$400,000
2018
Education
to support and build capacity of Minnesota-based immigrant organizations and the families they serve to participate in education policy development and implementation
$50,000
2016
Education
to convene Minnesota stakeholders around engagement strategies for ensuring that state education accountability frameworks include adequate support for language learners from PreK-3rd grade
$300,000
2016
Education
to support Minnesota stakeholders in leveraging state policy frameworks to improve outcomes for dual language learners, and to improve our understanding of multilingual classrooms in early childhood education settings

Minnesota – State of

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$173,000
2016
Education
to build the capacity of principals, teachers, and district leaders to align and improve PreK-3rd instruction across Minnesota
$75,000
2015
Education
to support implementation of the Learning for English Academic Proficiency and Success (LEAPS) Act

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$300,000
2019
Education
for general operating support
$100,000
2018
Education
for general operating support

National Indian Education Association

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$300,000
2018
Education
to support tribes in Minnesota in ensuring that implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act supports Native student outcomes

National Urban Indian Family Coalition

1 Grant

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Seattle, WA

$10,000
2019
Education
to partially support a national convening of urban indigenous education models, including two from Minnesota

Navigate

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
to engage Latinx families in K-12 public education

Neighborhood House

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2019
Education
for program support of Wilder's Latino Leadership Program

Network for the Development of Children of African Descent

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$225,000
2018
Education
to support NdCAD’s efforts to promote parent leadership around education advocacy and to ensure culturally responsive staff climates in schools, and for general operating support

New America Foundation

6 Grants

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Washington, DC

$300,000
2019
Education
to support research and outreach on Grow Your Own teacher preparation programs in Minnesota and to support two Minnesota-based New America Fellows
$450,000
2017
Education
for the New America's Dual Language Learners Work Group
$400,000
2015
Education
to support the continued operations and expansion of New America’s Dual Language Learners National Work Group
$150,000
2014
Education
to partly fund the establishment and operations of New America's Dual Language Learners Work Group, focused on supporting language learners within the PreK-3rd continuum
$30,000
2014
Education
to partly fund a December 2014 convening focused on advocacy for Dual Language Learners
$75,000
2014
Education
to evaluate Minnesota's PreK-3rd grade policies to ensure that all children are on track to reading on grade level by the end of third grade

Northland Foundation

1 Grant

$1,240,000
2015
Education
for the Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative Statewide Network

Northside Achievement Zone

1 Grant

$50,000
2019
Education
to support the launch of parent leadership courses

Our Turn

6 Grants

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New York, NY

$180,000
2019
Education
to support SFER-MN as it builds capacity and a strong, well-organized communications strategy around the Minneapolis Public Schools Comprehensive Design Project/Project Equity Campaign, and for general operating support
$75,000
2018
Education
to support SFER-MN’s general operations
$75,000
2016
Education
to support the general operations of SFER MN
$50,000
2015
Education
to support SFER's efforts to mobilize students and community members in Minnesota to advocate for educational equity
$50,000
2014
Education
to support the operations of SFER Minnesota
$50,000
2013
Education
for general operating support

Pillsbury United Communities

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
to support continuation of the School Board Academy to support community members in acting as engaged, informed leaders on charter school boards

Plymouth Christian Youth Center

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$375,000
2018
Education
to create career pathways into education in collaboration with the Metropolitan Federation of Alternative Schools, and for general operating support

Policy Innovators in Education Network

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2018
Education
for general operating support
$80,000
2016
Education
for general operation support
$25,000
2014
Education
to support PIE's efforts to build capacity within the education ecosystem

Propel Nonprofits

5 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2019
Education
to launch a program supporting low-income parents and parents of color to use their power to hold the education system accountable for high quality, culturally affirming experiences
$1,278,000
2019
Education
to strengthen existing organizations led by and/or serving People of Color and Indigenous People to increase their effectiveness and impact on family engagement and educational outcomes
$40,000
2018
Education
to incubate and launch a grassroots parent organizing movement to increase academic outcomes for kids in the Twin Cities
$60,000
2017
Education
to support the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL)
$50,000
2016
Education
to support the development of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders and for its work to improve educational outcomes for dual language learners

Regents of the University of Michigan

1 Grant

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Ann Arbor, MI

$860,000
2018
Education
to build capacity for practice-based, justice-oriented teacher education among Minnesota teacher educators

Sejong Academy

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
to expand family engagement efforts and improve family and community access to high quality and culturally relevant information about schools and school systems, and for general operating support

Southwest Initiative Foundation

2 Grants

$600,000
2019
Education
to build a pathway to teaching for diverse candidates in and around Worthington, Minnesota
$75,000
2018
Education
for planning a teacher preparation pathway in Southwest Minnesota

Teach For America

3 Grants

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New York, NY

$200,000
2019
Education
to support the general operations of TFA-Twin Cities
$200,000
2017
Education
to support the general operations of TFA-Twin Cities and to support TFA’s partnership with New Leaders, a pipeline to school leadership
$100,000
2015
Education
for general operating support

The Minneapolis Foundation

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
to support statewide focus groups with school leaders to understand their roles, experiences, and the challenges they face
$10,000
2017
Education
to support communications regarding McKnight's Pathway Schools Initiative
$300,000
2014
Education
to support collective impact efforts to eradicate educational opportunity gaps
$7,500
2013
Education
to support the RESET Education campaign's Minnesota Meeting

The Sanneh Foundation

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2018
Education
to support the Dreamline teacher pathway program, and for general operating support

TNTP

2 Grants

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New York, NY

$300,000
2019
Education
to design and implement one of the first approved alternative certification programs for teachers in Minnesota
$100,000
2018
Education
to support TNTP in planning for and applying to become one of the first approved alternative certification programs in Minnesota
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