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African American Leadership Forum

1 Grant

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Saint Louis Park, MN

$25,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
for general operating and capacity building

African Development Center

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$52,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support, and to help cover costs associated with CARES Act funding

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

3 Grants

$255,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
to support the Minnesota Compass Project to maintain data profiles and a custom mapping tool for Minneapolis-St. Paul neighborhoods and statewide regions
$314,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
to provide support for the Minnesota Compass project (www.mncompass.org); and to build and maintain the small area data profiles and a custom mapping tool for metro neighborhoods and statewide regions
$60,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
to support the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute, which nurtures diverse nonprofit and philanthropic leaders and organizations throughout Minnesota

Art of the Rural

1 Grant

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Winona, MN

$100,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to support a Minnesota rural-urban exchange

Asian Economic Development Association

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$50,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Association of Black Foundation Executives

1 Grant

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New York, NY

$100,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
in recognition of ABFE's 50th anniversary campaign, general support to strengthen Black-led social change organizations to build political and economic power

Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$50,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
to support Minnesota's Racial Equity in Reporting Project

Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Loan Fund

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Center for Effective Philanthropy

6 Grants

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Cambridge, MA

$10,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$10,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$10,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$20,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
to support a research project to explore private and community foundation leaders’ perspectives about foundation efforts to influence public policy at the national, state, and local levels
$10,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$10,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Center for Rural Affairs

1 Grant

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Lyons, NE

$250,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
to build power and capacity through clean energy organizing in rural Iowa and Minnesota communities

Ceres

4 Grants

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Boston, MA

$100,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to expand funding to launch new work on capital markets and sustainability
$75,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
to educate key stakeholders to demonstrate strong support for SEC Rule 14a-8, which allows investors to file shareholder resolutions on important corporate issues
$100,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
to support SEC education efforts
$100,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Citizens League

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$25,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to organize and offer collaborative opportunities to address various challenges related to COVID-19 through innovative hack-a-thons and design sprints
$100,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
to help build a leadership pipeline representing people of color and Indigenous communities

Coalition of Asian American Leaders

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
to increase organizational capacity to address the increasing incidences of racism toward Asian Americans across Minnesota

College of St. Benedict Business Off

1 Grant

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Saint Joseph, MN

$50,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
to change narratives on Native inequities, nurture Native leadership, and build Native and non-Native relationships by investigating and disseminating research on impacts of assimilation at a Native American boarding school

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Congregations Caring for Creation

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$30,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to support the Returning Relatives program

Council on American-Islamic Relations Minnesota

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$10,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to support the Challenging Islamophobia Conference 2019

East Side Neighborhood Development Company

1 Grant

$50,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

First Nations Development Institute

1 Grant

Longmont, CO

$75,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
to fund the Reclaiming the Truth project

GiveMN

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$50,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Global Philanthropy Partnership

1 Grant

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Chicago, IL

$100,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to provide matching funds for Twin Cities organizations receiving federal stimulus funds to provide reliable and safe transportation for essential workers

Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

1 Grant

$250,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to support the States Energy Collaborative federal stimulus and equitable recovery efforts

Greater Twin Cities United Way

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
to support Solidarity MN, a collaboration of Minnesota foundations that have come together to strengthen the ecosystem of supports available to refugee and immigrant communities in urban, rural, and greater Minnesota

Headwaters Foundation for Justice

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to support the Communities First Response Fund
$400,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
for a one-time project grant to build organizational capacity
$100,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Healing Justice Foundation

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
to support Time of Reckoning, Healing, Listening and Action

Healing Place

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$40,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to support the creation of a Cultural & Climate Resilience Hub, serving North and Northeast Minneapolis communities

Housing Justice Center

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$250,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to support the Housing Justice Coalition

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$50,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Indigenous Peoples Task Force

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to support establishment of the Mikwanedun Audisookon Center for Art and Wellness, which will enhance capacity to provide a wraparound spectrum of programming that improves American Indian's quality of life and economic opportunity

Institute for Strategic and Equitable Development

1 Grant

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New York, NY

$100,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to support the Presidents' Forum on Racial Equity in Philanthropy

International Institute of Minnesota

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$75,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$10,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
to support the production of a commemorative anthology coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the 1920 Duluth lynchings

Juxtaposition

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$1,000,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
to support a capital expansion of the Juxtaposition campus and facilities

Lake Street Council

1 Grant

$100,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to support the East Lake Business Reopening Fund

Latino Economic Development Center

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$77,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support, and to help cover costs associated with CARES Act funding

Lower Sioux Indian Community

1 Grant

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Morton, MN

$100,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to expand capacity of the Sioux tribe to uphold its inherent sovereignty through community-based language and education

MacPhail Center for Music

1 Grant

$50,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
to continue providing high quality supplemental music learning opportunities to pre-K though 12 students in Greater Minnesota

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Metropolitan Economic Development Association

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$77,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to provide recovery and retooling technical assistance to BIPOC-owned businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to attract much needed capital to provide bridge financing to BIPOC-owned businesses in position to survive the downturn, and CARES Act

Migizi Communications

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for capital campaign support

Minneapolis American Indian Center

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$450,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to renovate and expand MAIC’s facility on Franklin Avenue in south Minneapolis
$75,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
to support the pre-design and renovation plans for the Minneapolis American Indian Center

Minnesota Council of Churches

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$25,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for start-up funding of truth and reparations project
$100,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

4 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$60,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
to support the Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards in 2021
$120,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to support the Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards in 2019 and 2020
$116,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
to support the Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards in 2017 and 2018
$675,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support, and for capital support to expand and improve offices and technology

Minnesota Council on Foundations

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$250,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
to prepare Minnesota for a fully-inclusive, nonpartisan, and accurate census count in 2020

Minnesota Public Radio

2 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$100,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to support capacity building, with a focus on advancing MPR’s blueprint for Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Access, and strengthening organizational leadership development
$400,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

MinnPost

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$360,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to explore the feasibility of an Integrated Utility Hub (IUH)

National Center for Family Philanthropy

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$50,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to support the creation of a racial equity learning and action network for family foundations

Native American Community Development Institute

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
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