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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

1 Grant

$196,000
2008
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support the Minnesota Compass project

Center for Rural Affairs

1 Grant

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Lyons, NE

$25,000
2012
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to conduct research on rural policy

Center for Rural Policy and Development

8 Grants

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Mankato, MN

$300,000
2018
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$150,000
2016
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$150,000
2014
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to provide reliable, objective information and research on issues affecting Greater Minnesota
$25,000
2012
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for planning support for communications assessment and plan
$150,000
2012
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$150,000
2009
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for a statewide rural policy research and development organization
$178,725
2006
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support a statewide civic engagement program around rural Minnesota issues
$250,000
2004
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
To expand and enhance policy and research development efforts on salient issues facing rural Minnesota

Centro Campesino Por Los Cambios Hacia Adelante

1 Grant

Owatonna, MN

$10,000
2019
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support

Council on Foundations

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$20,000
2007
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support an initiative about Philanthropy and Rural America: An Agenda for the 21st Century

Initiative Foundation

7 Grants

$3,000,000
2020
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$3,000,000
2016
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$6,000,000
2011
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VII
$160,000
2009
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support the Healthy Lakes and Rivers Partnership program
$7,200,000
2007
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VI
$200,000
2005
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to reduce the production, distribution, and consumption of methamphetamine in Greater Minnesota
$90,000
2004
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
To support the Collaborative Financing Process to help businesses access cash for development

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

2 Grants

$10,000
2018
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Creative Start-ups, a creative business sector accelerator for minority entrepreneurs in and around Duluth
$360,000
2004
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
To support the Duluth Fund for Neighborhood Development targeting affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization

Minnesota – State of

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$2,500
2007
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for an employment and economic development conference
$200,000
2005
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for one-stop training, regulatory, and red tape cutting services for businesses to develop local jobs and community wealth
$2,500
2004
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
For an employment and economic development conference

Minnesota Chamber Foundation

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$305,000
2006
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to develop a statewide business assistance project

Native Governance Center

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$120,000
2019
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to move forward narrative change work in Minnesota following March's We Are Still Here Minnesota event

Northland Foundation

7 Grants

$3,000,000
2019
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$3,050,000
2015
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support and project support
$50,000
2012
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to create a Business Flood Recovery Fund
$6,000,000
2010
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VII
$7,200,000
2006
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VI
$20,000
2005
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for the Initiative Foundations' 20 Year Celebration and Retreat
$75,000
2004
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
To develop more entrepreneurs for the local computer center network project

Northwest Minnesota Foundation

5 Grants

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Bemidji, MN

$3,000,000
2020
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$3,000,000
2018
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$6,000,000
2013
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VII
$7,200,000
2008
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VI
$80,000
2004
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
To support the development of a Knowledge Cluster project

Region Five Development Commission

1 Grant

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Staples, MN

$65,000
2019
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to build Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion capacity of community development practitioners and partners in greater Minnesota that add value to "Welcoming Community" initiatives

Region Nine Development Commission

1 Grant

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Mankato, MN

$35,000
2018
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support the Rural Equity Learning Cohort

Renewing the Countryside II

6 Grants

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Zumbro Falls, MN

$75,000
2018
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$50,000
2016
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$50,000
2015
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$70,000
2013
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support and to develop the Grow a Farmer fund
$50,000
2010
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$25,000
2009
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to create healthy, sustainable, and economically vibrant rural Minnesota communities

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

10 Grants

$3,000,000
2020
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$3,025,000
2016
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$50,000
2016
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support the further development and sustainability plan for the FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace
$75,000
2013
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to provide foundational research to develop a regional due diligence process
$6,000,000
2011
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VII
$10,000
2011
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support a local foods research project
$25,000
2010
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to help meet unmet needs of businesses impacted by September flooding in southern Minnesota
$75,000
2007
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support the Business Recovery Fund to assist southeastern Minnesota businesses affected by flooding
$7,200,000
2007
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VI
$125,000
2004
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
To support a Bio-Industry Marketplace Initiative

Southwest Initiative Foundation

8 Grants

$3,000,000
2019
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$3,000,000
2016
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$40,000
2013
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to foster relationships and mobilize resources to build a sustainable model for the future of YES!
$6,000,000
2011
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VII
$75,000
2010
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support strategic planning and capacity-building efforts to develop a sustainability plan for the Youth Energy Summit (YES!) program
$500,000
2008
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support the Rural Wind Energy Development Assistance Fund
$7,200,000
2006
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VI
$120,000
2004
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
To support developing a Renewable Energy industry

Sprout MN

1 Grant

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Little Falls, MN

$150,000
2019
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support

University of Minnesota Foundation

7 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$110,000
2016
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to strengthen Greater Minnesota communities and the Initiative Foundations with knowledge and resources from CURA and the University of Minnesota through the provision of community initiated applied research projects
$60,000
2015
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to strengthen communities in Greater Minnesota and the Minnesota Initiative Foundations through the provision of community initiated applied research projects
$60,000
2013
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for the Community Assistantship Program to strengthen communities in Greater Minnesota
$60,000
2011
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support the Community Assistantship Program
$60,000
2010
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support the Community Assistantship Program for Greater Minnesota
$60,000
2007
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to support the Community Assistantship Program for Greater Minnesota
$75,000
2004
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
To place student/faculty teams in rural communities to assist with community building efforts and research

West Central Initiative

5 Grants

$3,000,000
2019
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$3,000,000
2015
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$6,000,000
2010
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VII
$7,200,000
2006
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VI
$130,000
2004
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
To support Healthcare Workforce Training
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