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Aeon

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$500,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support and scaled innovation

Agriculture Improvement Support Services

1 Grant

Homabay, Kenya

$450,000
2019
International
Embedding Option by Context interactions through improved participation and farmer leadership within the western Kenyan NGOs's Farmer Research Network

American Indian OIC

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$70,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support Takoda Programs -- career pathway programming

American Rivers

1 Grant

$320,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support projects and policies that promote naturally functioning ecosystems in the Upper Mississippi River basin

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

1 Grant

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

Association Ecology Technology and Culture in the Andes

1 Grant

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Lima, Peru

$100,000
2019
International
Dissemination and multiplication of innovative proposals on commercialization, consumption and agroecological practice adapted to climate change II

Association for the Development of Production and Training Activities

1 Grant

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Bamako, Mali

$180,000
2019
International
Supporting and strengthening farmers' research networks to improve local innovation in Burkina Faso and Mali

Association of State Wetland Managers

1 Grant

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Windham, ME

$80,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Business Council for Sustainable Energy

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$32,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to promote the Bloomberg New Energy Finance's annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook with a focus on Minnesota and Midwest clean energy markets

Center for Rural Affairs

1 Grant

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Lyons, NE

$170,000
2019
Mississippi River
to advance a set of state and federal policy outcomes that improve water quality and reduce agricultural pollution in Iowa and surrounding states

Ceres

1 Grant

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Boston, MA

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
to leverage Ceres’ influence with institutional investors and food/agriculture companies to accelerate a transition toward improved corporate water stewardship

Clean Energy Economy Minnesota

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$300,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Clean Up The River Environment

2 Grants

$205,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support CURE’s Water Program and Minnesota Water Ethic Charter Development
$300,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage rural communities in Minnesota around clean energy and efficient opportunities

Colorado State University

1 Grant

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Fort Collins, CO

$661,000
2019
International
Building and assessing soil health in smallholder systems: research and engagement across the CCRP

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

Conservation Minnesota

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$600,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

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

Environmental Initiative

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$260,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support Environmental Initiative’s work between bringing unlikely partners together to ensure clean water for all Minnesota communities

First Peoples Fund

1 Grant

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Rapid City, SD

$150,000
2019
Arts
to grow and strengthen the Indigenous Arts Ecology in Minnesota serving the entrepreneurial development and community leadership needs of Native artists

FUMA Gaskiya

1 Grant

Maradi, Niger

$420,000
2019
International
Women's fields-III: Refining FUMA Gaskiya's farmer research network approach with special emphasis on co-creation and data sharing with farmers

Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

1 Grant

$1,000,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Great River Greening

1 Grant

$150,000
2019
Mississippi River
to improve water quality in the Mississippi River watershed by expanding the geographic footprint and scope of Great River Greening’s community-led restoration efforts

Greater Twin Cities United Way

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2019
Education
to support career pathways into the teaching profession, particularly for students of color

Growth & Justice

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Grupo Yanapai

1 Grant

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Lima, Peru

$352,000
2019
International
Encouraging Diversity in the central Peruvian highlands: institutional innovations for the in situ conservation and utilization of agrobiodiversity

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

Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment Through Research

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2019
Education
for general operating support

Hourcar

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$98,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support the build out of a one-way all-electric carsharing service line in the Twin Cities

HUGE Improv Theater

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$60,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

1 Grant

$100,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support

Inclusive Prosperity Capital

1 Grant

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Rocky Hill, CT

$395,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Midwest expansion of clean energy financing and explore the creation of a green bank in Minnesota

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$45,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support

Iowa Association of Soil Conservation District Commission

1 Grant

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Des Moines, IA

$50,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Iowa Rivers Revival

1 Grant

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Des Moines, IA

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Isuroon

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
to increase engagement of Somali families in advocating for and effecting education system reform

Kulture Klub Collaborative

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support

l’Institut d’Economie Rurale

1 Grant

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Bamako, Mali

$280,000
2019
International
Intensifying Fonio Farming in Diverse Agro-ecological Systems in Mali

Lower Phalen Creek Project

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$350,000
2019
Region & Communities
to design and build Wakan Tipi Center at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and create a $1 million operating reserve for the Center

Meridian Institute

1 Grant

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Dillon, CO

$90,000
2019
International
Improving Soil Health through a Global Community of Practice and Continental Action Plans

Minneapolis American Indian Center

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$450,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to renovate and expand MAIC’s facility on Franklin Avenue in south Minneapolis

Minneapolis Regional Chamber Development Foundation

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$180,000
2019
Region & Communities
to advance transit and transportation infrastructure investment in the state of Minnesota by engaging the new Administration and Legislature along with business, civic, and labor leaders

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

1 Grant

$375,000
2019
Arts
for McKnight Artist Fellowships for mid-career book artists in Minnesota

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
for the Homes for All coalition and advocacy

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$60,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to support the Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards in 2019

Minnesota Home Ownership Center

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

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

Minnesota Public Radio

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$300,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage the MPR audience on climate change

Minnesota Shubert Center for Dance and Music

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$556,000
2019
Arts
for McKnight Artist Fellowships and development opportunities for midcareer dancers in Minnesota
$686,000
2019
Arts
for McKnight Artist Fellowships and development opportunities for midcareer choreographers in Minnesota

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)

Mizna

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$60,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support
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