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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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50CAN

4 Grants

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Washington, DC

$50,000
2016
Education
to support the general operations of MinnCAN
$31,092
2015
Education
to support MinnCAN's series of four reports on the educational experiences of Dual Language Learners
$60,000
2014
Education
to research and report on PreK-3rd grade pathways in Minnesota
$200,000
2014
Education
to support MinnCAN's policy, communications, and advocacy efforts toward ensuring high quality educational opportunity for Minnesota students

Academia Cesar Chavez

1 Grant

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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

African Immigrant Services

1 Grant

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Brooklyn Park, MN

$100,000
2018
Education
for general operating support

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

3 Grants

$450,000
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

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

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

Centro Tyrone Guzman

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2018
Education
to expand parent engagement and advocacy efforts

Children’s Defense Fund

1 Grant

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Washington, D.C., USA

$115,000
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

$200,000
2018
Education
for general operating support

Community of Peace Academy

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$405,000
2016
Education
to align and improve school leadership and literacy instruction from PreK-3rd grade

Ed Allies

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$330,000
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

3 Grants

$300,000
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

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

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2017
Education
for general operating support

Greater Twin Cities United Way

7 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$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

Hiawatha Academies

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$300,000
2018
Education
to build capacity to engage families as advocates for educational equity

Independent School District 286, Brooklyn Center

1 Grant

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Brooklyn Center, MN

$2,400,000
2015
Education
for continued implementation of the Pathway Schools Initiative

Lower Sioux Indian Community

1 Grant

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Morton, MN

$200,000
2018
Education
to launch a Tribal Education Department and engage the tribal community in developing a long-range strategic educational plan

Migration Policy Institute

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$300,000
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 Comeback

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$2,000,000
2018
Education
for general operating support, including re-grantmaking, and to build capacity to implement Minnesota Comeback's regional talent strategy
$300,000
2016
Education
for general operating support, and for strategic fund investments into the education ecosystem

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2018
Education
for general operating support

National Academy of Sciences

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$74,000
2016
Education
to hold three stakeholder engagement meetings focused on the final consensus report developed by the Committee on Fostering School Success for English Learners: Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research
$100,000
2016
Education
to support Minnesota in developing a comprehensive plan to improve the quality of the PreK-3rd workforce
$25,000
2014
Education
to support a study on Fostering the Development and Educational Success of Young English Language Learners and Dual Language Learners: Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research

Network for the Development of Children of African Descent

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2018
Education
to support NdCAD’s efforts to promote parent leadership around education advocacy and to ensure culturally responsive staff climates in schools

New America Foundation

5 Grants

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Washington, DC

$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
$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
$30,000
2014
Education
to partly fund a December 2014 convening focused on advocacy for Dual Language Learners

Northland Foundation

1 Grant

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

Parent Aware for School Readiness

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2014
Education
for general operating support

Policy Innovators in Education Network

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
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

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$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

$430,000
2018
Education
to build capacity for practice-based, justice-oriented teacher education among Minnesota teacher educators

Saint Paul Public Schools

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$2,326,000
2015
Education
to continue participation in the Pathway Schools Initiative

Southwest Initiative Foundation

1 Grant

$75,000
2018
Education
for planning a teacher preparation pathway in Southwest Minnesota

Special School District #1

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$131,000
2016
Education
to support continued administration of the 5Essentials survey district-wide

SRI International

1 Grant

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Menlo Park, CA

$2,187,600
2015
Education
to evaluate Phase 2 of The McKnight Foundation's Pathway Schools Initiative

Students for Education Reform

5 Grants

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New York, NY

$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

Teach For America

2 Grants

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New York, NY

$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

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$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

$100,000
2018
Education
to support the Dreamline teacher pathway program

Think Small

2 Grants

$350,000
2016
Education
for general operating support
$400,000
2014
Education
for general operating support

TNTP

1 Grant

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Brooklyn, NY

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

University of Chicago

1 Grant

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Chicago, IL

$3,640,000
2015
Education
to serve as implementing intermediary for the Pathway Schools Initiative

University of Minnesota Foundation

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2016
Education
to sustain the Child-Parent Center P-3 program and create conditions for high-quality, longitudinal research

University of Washington

1 Grant

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Seattle, WA

$50,000
2017
Education
to distill and disseminate early childhood findings from the Pathway Schools Initiative

Voices for Racial Justice

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2018
Education
to engage Minnesota parents of color and indigenous parents in learning and organizing cohorts for education equity

Way to Grow

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2018
Education
to strengthen parent engagement and advocacy in education

West Central Initiative

4 Grants

$190,000
2017
Education
to support the P3 Design team and the B8 Workforce team in their efforts to transform Minnesota's early childhood workforce
$75,000
2016
Education
to support the expansion and activities of the P3 Design Team
$40,000
2015
Education
to support the PreK-3rd Design Team in developing statewide PreK-3rd policy recommendations
$25,000
2014
Education
to support the development of a statewide PreK-3rd grade consortium in their efforts to develop a common vision for PreK-3rd policy and practice

Youthprise

2 Grants

$12,500,000
2016
Education
for general operating support
$14,500,000
2013
Education
for general operating support to accelerate leadership, systems building, and innovation in learning beyond the classroom