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The Minnesota Opera

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2021
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$80,000
2019
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$80,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

The Moving Company

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2021
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$50,000
2019
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$50,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

The National Fish Habitat Fund

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$120,000
2019
Mississippi River
to expand and build capacity for the Watershed Leaders Network that provides learning exchanges for better water quality outcomes in Midwestern watersheds
$80,000
2017
Mississippi River
to build Watershed Leaders Network that provides learning exchanges for better water quality outcomes in Midwestern watersheds

The Nature Conservancy

4 Grants

$300,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support programs tackling climate change in the upper Midwest
$400,000
2018
Mississippi River
for restoration and monitoring of floodplains in the Mississippi River Basin that will support large-scale nutrient reduction, and for general operating support
$150,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
for program support of the Conservancy’s 50-State Climate Strategy in Iowa
$300,000
2016
Mississippi River
to address challenges identified in the America’s Watershed Initiative 2015 report card and reduce nutrient pollution across the Mississippi River basin

The Network for Better Futures

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
to accelerate economic mobility and strengthen families

The Rose Ensemble

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$75,000
2016
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

The Samdhana Institute

1 Grant

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9000 Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

$317,000
2017
International
to support small grants for community rights, resource management, and livelihoods, and the implementation of the Learning and Media Network to strengthen critical thinking skills among youth in Lao PDR

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

The Singers Minnesota Choral Artists

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$50,000
2019
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$55,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

The Solar Foundation

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$12,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support data collection, resource development, and media engagement around the impacts of the solar industry in Minnesota
$90,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support a SolSmart Advisor within the Metropolitan Council to assist local governments in addressing solar resources in the upcoming comprehensive planning cycle and pursue SolSmart designation

The Trust for Public Land

1 Grant

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San Francisco, CA

$1,225,000
2018
Region & Communities
to advance regional competitiveness by creating vibrant neighborhoods through equitable parks-centric urban redevelopment

The UpTake Institute

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$30,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support, and for website redesign to enhance communication capacity

The Urban Institute

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$125,000
2018
Region & Communities
to advance economic mobility and housing stability via housing policy roundtables and advisory activities

The Wetlands Initiative

1 Grant

$220,000
2018
Mississippi River
to partner with farmers and farm organizations in order to implement and replicate nutrient-capturing constructed wetlands in Illinois, and for general operating support

Theater Mu

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$210,000
2018
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Theatre B

2 Grants

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Moorhead, MN

$45,000
2018
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$30,000
2016
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Theatre Latte-Da

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2020
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$18,000
2018
Arts & Culture
for a one-time grant that would underwrite costs necessary to establish an affordable scene shop for small to mid-size theaters, as well as individual artists in the Twin Cities
$120,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Thousand Currents

1 Grant

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Oakland, CA

$15,000
2020
International
for the Above and Beyond fund to channel immediate and additional emergency grant support to grassroots partners amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Threads Dance Project

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2020
Arts & Culture
to acquire a physical performance space
$75,000
2018
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$40,000
2016
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Tides Foundation

2 Grants

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San Francisco, CA

$100,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support a just transition from reliance on fossil fuels to a sustainable economy and an equitable society
$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build capacity for education and mobilization plans in the Midwest

Tiwahe Foundation

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$140,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the growth and development of the Oyate Network Leadership model
$50,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
for transition 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

Towerside Innovation District

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$1,000,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
to complete an innovative low-carbon district energy system
$345,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and to advance a district energy system in Towerside and implement the community's vision of Towerside as a mixed-income, transit-oriented development innovation district

Trout Unlimited

2 Grants

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Arlington, VA

$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support efforts to reduce agricultural pollution in the Upper Mississippi River Driftless area

TU Dance

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2021
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$225,000
2018
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$475,000
2018
Region & Communities
for ongoing advocacy program support and to build capacity in creating permanent affordability through a community land trust model

Twin Cities Innovation Alliance

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2019
Education
to engage parents around the use of big data and predictive algorithms in education

Twin Cities Media Alliance

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2020
Arts & Culture
to support media artists from marginalized communities, including women, to thrive as working artists
$135,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$50,000
2017
Arts & Culture
to expand TCMA's current support structures for media artists from marginalized communities
$80,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Twin Cities RISE!

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
to advance innovative, anti-poverty employment training programming and strategic partnerships

U.S. Water Alliance

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
to grow agriculture-municipal partnerships in the Mississippi River basin, and support a delegation to One Water Summit 2019, and for general operating support
$120,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the One Water Summit 2018, and specifically support the engagement of Mississippi River equity leaders, Midwest agricultural leaders, and Minnesotan and Native artists

ULI Foundation

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$225,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support ULI Minnesota
$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
to deepen public and private sector engagement and build trusted relationships that lead to a sustainable Twin Cities region

Union of Concerned Scientists

3 Grants

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Cambridge, MA

$75,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support analysis and stakeholder engagement around clean fuels and other clean transportation policies in Minnesota and the Midwest
$75,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support UCS in analyzing and engaging stakeholders around a clean fuels standard and other transportation policies for Minnesota
$150,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support a clean fuels standard and other transportation policies in Minnesota

Unitecloud

1 Grant

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St Cloud, MN

$75,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

United Nations Foundation

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support regional climate leadership in the Midwest

United States Energy Foundation

3 Grants

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San Francisco, CA

$150,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support grantees historically not included in the clean transportation space, and broaden the scope of both community grantmaking and advocacy partners for the equitable clean transportation future
$9,700,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to equitably decarbonize the Midwest power, transportation, and building sectors
$8,700,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to accelerate decarbonization of the Midwest power, transportation, and buildings sectors

United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$25,000
2017
Mississippi River
to engage and organize non-traditional audiences in the Upper Mississippi River Basin around federal conservation policy

Universite de Maradi

1 Grant

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Maradi, Niger

$660,000
2018
International
Sahel-IPM, Integrated management of major insect pests for rainfed crops in the Sahel

Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo

2 Grants

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

$300,000
2021
International
Recycling Urban Organic Waste, Recovering and safeguarding soil health to boost peri-urban smallholder farming for sustainable resilience in West Africa
$50,000
2019
International
Recycling Urban Organic Waste: Recovering and safeguarding soil health to boost peri-urban smallholder farming for sustainable resilience in West Africa

University of California Santa Barbara

2 Grants

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Santa Barbara, CA

$40,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support a narrative-based podcast, based on research, that helps the public understand the climate problem and its solutions
$33,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to plan, produce, and promote a podcast anthology on the climate crisis aimed at the climate curious

University of Colorado

1 Grant

Denver, CO

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

University of Eldoret

3 Grants

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Eldoret, Kenya

$225,000
2019
International
Collaborative research with dryland-farmers to identify adapted multipurpose food crops, fodder and trees to restore ecosystem services in West Pokot
$200,000
2016
International
to work with farmers to improve the ecosystem services in degraded dryland areas of West Pokot, Kenya
$20,000
2016
International
Interdisciplinary Networking for Enhancing Agricultural Research in African Institutions of Higher Learning

University of Greenwich

2 Grants

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Chatham Maritime, Kent

$520,000
2020
International
FRN assessments of botanical pesticides to augment above and below ground ecosystem services for crop resilience
$450,000
2017
International
Farmer research networks to evaluate sustainable agro-ecological crop protection using pesticidal plants: FRN4PP

University of Minnesota Foundation

45 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2021
Arts & Culture
to support the Bell Museum's Resident Artist program, offering Minnesota artists of diverse backgrounds, identities, and abilities, opportunities to explore their artistic vision through engagement with contemporary scientific research at the University
$100,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand a research engagement platform with Minnesota's municipal and cooperative utilities to advance clean energy
$50,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
to support the Swain Climate Policy Lecture Series
$740,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for program and regranting support for CURA Community Programs to nourish an ecosystem for reparative policy change through data, research, organizing and leadership development, and democratizing complex information through art
$200,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Institute on the Environment’s implementation of an integrated research, leadership, and outreach plan for decarbonization, centered in Minnesota
$15,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
to support the One MN Legislative Conference in 2022
$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to continue the development of an integrated research and outreach program on energy transition at the University of Minnesota
$170,000
2019
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to equitable accessibility, and to support two additional student projects
$600,000
2019
Region & Communities
to establish a regranting fund for organizations and projects that are working towards new strategies that increase housing stability
$430,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to provide technical assistance and education on clean energy to communities, utilities, school districts, and other stakeholders in Minnesota
$150,000
2019
Mississippi River
to test, refine, and improve voluntary policy solutions in Minnesota to achieve Mississippi River Basin water quality goals
$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to establish a research engagement platform with Minnesota's municipal and cooperative utilities
$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support two student projects investigating inferring causality with regard to housing displacement and mitigating resource allocation, and to support two additional student projects
$150,000
2019
Education
to support a research-practice partnership project aimed at translating teacher effectiveness research into district human capital practice
$97,000
2019
Region & Communities
to strengthen networks, build capacity, and retain women, people of color, and indigenous state leaders at the Minnesota State Capitol
$600,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support the Forever Green Initiative, a public-private partnership that advances clean water, soil health, and rural economic vitality through the commercialization of new perennial and sustainable crops
$13,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to jump start research and analysis on low-income access to community solar in Minnesota
$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support the growth of the Twin Cities Shared Mobility Collaborative and its role in advancing equitable and sustainable shared mobility transportation options
$300,000
2019
Region & Communities
to provide human-centered design services to underserved communities and nonprofit sectors
$383,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand the Energy Transition Lab’s efforts to engage university and external experts to catalyze solutions to rapidly reduce carbon emissions and create Minnesota’s clean energy future
$50,000
2018
Region & Communities
to fund two Carlson Analytics Lab Projects on housing gentrification mitigation factors and a second project currently under development for Spring 2019
$75,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to complete strategic planning for the Energy Transition Lab program and enable continued support for ongoing work areas
$400,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support strategic collective action promoting continuous living cover on the landscape
$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support continued research and engagement by the Humphrey School and the Natural Capital Project related to equitable water futures
$112,500
2018
Arts & Culture
to support the Bell Museum's Resident Artist Research Project
$1,161,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for general and re-granting support for the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs' five Community Programs working in the Twin Cities to support organizations with data and research support, organizing training, and strategic collaboration
$171,000
2018
International
McKnight/University of Minnesota Evaluation Studies Graduate Assistantship
$300,000
2018
Region & Communities
to launch and build a project to expand transparency in influences on government policy in Minnesota
$50,000
2017
Region & Communities
to fund two Carlson Analytics Lab projects focused on eviction prevention strategies with Hennepin County and the east metro
$346,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to scale up clean energy project deployment across Minnesota through the Clean Energy Resource Teams
$15,000
2017
International
iCOMOS 2018 (International Conference on One Medicine One Science): Science and Policy at the Interface of Environment, Agriculture and Medicine
$25,000
2017
Region & Communities
to design and conduct a workshop that will define and advance Minnesota's agenda for autonomous electric vehicles
$100,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to understand how rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities in Minnesota are framing the opportunities and challenges associated with new distributed energy resources, including technology, policies, and organizational innovation
$135,000
2017
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to sustainable regional development
$23,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support the February 2017 Governor's Water Summit at the University of Minnesota, Morris
$15,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support an in-person meeting for independent environmental media outlets
$138,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Energy Transition Lab at the Institute on the Environment
$50,000
2017
Region & Communities
to provide design thinking services to impact Hennepin County's emergency service system to prevent or proactively mitigate tenant evictions; and to support a national convening
$200,000
2017
Region & Communities
for direct design assistance to communities in the Twin Cities region and for design thinking assistance to organizations and agencies in Minnesota
$235,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support initiatives promoting One Minnesota and the Humphrey Fellows program by breaking down silos and strengthening pathways to shared agendas and greater social mobility
$30,000
2016
Region & Communities
for a Carlson Analytics Lab project advancing the data transparency from Hennepin County Housing Court, City of Minneapolis Regulatory Services, and tenant advocates to enhance fairness, accessibility, and quality of rental housing
$180,000
2016
Mississippi River
for supporting expanded vegetative cover on Midwest agricultural land through the Green Lands, Blue Waters initiative
$25,000
2016
Mississippi River
to develop a project that promotes land management changes on farms in the Minnesota River basin
$75,000
2016
Education
to sustain the Child-Parent Center P-3 program and create conditions for high-quality, longitudinal research
$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

University of St. Thomas

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$250,000
2019
Education
to increase the number of teachers of color through implementation of the Diverse Teachers Initiative and increase the number of diverse, transformational school leaders by developing a program model and collaborations with local school systems
$70,000
2018
Education
to establish pathways to teaching for racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse candidates via a collaboration between the Dougherty Family College and the School of Education at St. Thomas

University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundation

1 Grant

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Burlington, VT

$660,000
2019
International
Agroecology Support for CCRP

Urban Homeworks

3 Grants

$350,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating and capacity building support
$300,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for project support to deliver on the objectives of Urban Homework's new strategic plan
$275,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support and to support a scaled scattered site property management model pilot program and business plan

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$175,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Minneapolis and other city governments to implement equitable climate action planning processes and outcomes
$175,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Midwestern local governments’ leadership on sustainability
$350,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Midwestern city leadership on decarbonization initiatives through learning networks

US SIF Foundation

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$50,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Vibrant & Safe Downtown

2 Grants

$300,000
2019
Region & Communities
to expand capacity and leverage partnerships between the MDC, the East Town Business Partnership, and NūLoop Partners for implementation of 2025 Plan, integrative land use, innovative economic development strategies, and increased DEI in downtown
$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
to build capacity and leverage leadership partnership between the Minneapolis Downtown Council, the East Town Business Partnership, and 2020 Partners for implementation of 2025 Intersections Plan
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