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The Nature Conservancy

5 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
$300,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
for program support of the Conservancy's 50-State Climate Strategy work in IA and WI

The Rose Ensemble

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$75,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support

The Samdhana Institute

2 Grants

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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
$342,000
2015
International
to support the continuation of the small grants program and establishment of a Learning and Media Network to support indigenous communities in conservation, management, and livelihoods from natural resources

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 Sierra Club Foundation

8 Grants

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Oakland, CA

$600,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand clean energy in Minnesota and other key Midwestern states and secure an equitable transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2050
$240,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the Land Use and Transportation Organizing Project which supports sustainable regional development and accelerating the build-out of the metropolitan transit network
$180,000
2018
Mississippi River
to build support for and foster implementation of the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy
$600,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand clean energy in Minnesota and other key Midwestern states and secure retirement announcements for 50 percent of the Midwest's remaining coal capacity by 2020
$135,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support the Land Use and Transportation Organizing Project which supports sustainable regional development and accelerating the build-out of the metropolitan transit network
$60,000
2016
Mississippi River
to build broad support for the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy
$25,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to assess the organizing capacity of the Minnesota solar community
$150,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support outreach and education on clean energy in southern Minnesota

The Singers Minnesota Choral Artists

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$50,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support
$55,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$60,000
2015
Arts
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 Sustainable Food Alliance

1 Grant

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Allentown, PA

$20,000
2015
International
for the project, The True Cost of American Food - Farm Level Case Studies

The Trust for Public Land

2 Grants

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San Francisco, CA

$925,000
2018
Region & Communities
to advance regional competitiveness by creating vibrant neighborhoods through equitable parks-centric urban redevelopment
$650,000
2016
Region & Communities
to advance economic regional competitiveness through parks-centric urban redevelopment

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

2 Grants

$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
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
to partner with farmers and farm organizations in order to implement and replicate nutrient-capturing constructed wetlands in Illinois

Theater Mu

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$210,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support

Theatre B

2 Grants

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Fargo, ND

$30,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$30,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support

Theatre Latte-Da

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2020
Arts
for general operating support
$18,000
2018
Arts
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
for general operating support
$80,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$190,000
2016
Mississippi River
to educate and engage sportsmen, lawmakers, and other stakeholders about ways to incentivize conservation and restoration of private lands throughout the Mississippi River Basin
$70,000
2015
Mississippi River
to educate and engage sportsmen, landowners, agricultural producers, commodity groups, and other stakeholders about the crucial role of federal programs that incentivize voluntary conservation of working lands

Threads Dance Project

3 Grants

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Golden Valley, MN

$50,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$40,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
$40,000
2015
Arts
to build organizational capacity in support of dancers in Minnesota

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

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Transit for Livable Communities

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$300,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support

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

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$225,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
$50,000
2015
Arts
to support renovation of a TU Dance Center expansion in St. Paul to include a second dance studio

Twin Cities Community Land Bank LLC

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$900,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support during a program transition, and to further build low cost risk capital to leverage debt sources for TOD site acquisition for the creation or preservation of affordable housing and equitable development

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$350,000
2018
Region & Communities
for ongoing advocacy program support and to build capacity in creating permanent affordability through a community land trust model
$700,000
2016
Region & Communities
for ongoing program support and for a one-time organizational innovation on new financing approach to expand impact

Twin Cities Innovation Alliance

1 Grant

Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
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
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
to expand TCMA's current support structures for media artists from marginalized communities
$80,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Twin Cities Public Television

2 Grants

$340,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$300,000
2015
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Twin Cities RISE!

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
to advance innovative, anti-poverty employment training programming and strategic partnerships
$120,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support

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

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$150,000
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
$150,000
2015
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

1 Grant

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Cambridge, MA

$150,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support a clean fuels standard and other transportation policies in Minnesota

United Nations Foundation Inc

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

1 Grant

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San Francisco, CA

$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

Univeridade Eduardo Mondlane

1 Grant

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Maputo, Mozambique

$450,000
2015
International
for the project, Development and Evaluation of Improved Cowpea Varieties and Crop Management Practices in Mozambique for Enhanced Food Security, Family Nutrition, and Income

Universite de Maradi

2 Grants

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Maradi, Niger

$660,000
2018
International
Sahel-IPM, Integrated management of major insect pests for rainfed crops in the Sahel
$443,000
2015
International
Interdisciplinary and participatory development of multi-resistant cowpea cultivars for dual purpose and fodder production in West Africa (CowpeaSquare)

Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo

1 Grant

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

$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 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 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
$20,000
2016
International
Interdisciplinary Networking for Enhancing Agricultural Research in African Institutions of Higher Learning
$200,000
2016
International
to work with farmers to improve the ecosystem services in degraded dryland areas of West Pokot, Kenya

University of Greenwich

1 Grant

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Chatham Maritime, Kent

$450,000
2017
International
Farmer research networks to evaluate sustainable agro-ecological crop protection using pesticidal plants: FRN4PP

University of Minnesota Foundation

60 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$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
$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
$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
$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
$120,000
2019
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to equitable accessibility, and to support two additional student projects
$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
$150,000
2019
Education
to support a research-practice partnership project aimed at translating teacher effectiveness research into district human capital practice
$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
$13,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to jump start research and analysis on low-income access to community solar in Minnesota
$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
$200,000
2019
Region & Communities
to provide human-centered design services to underserved communities and nonprofit sectors
$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
$400,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support strategic collective action promoting continuous living cover on the landscape
$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
$75,000
2018
Arts
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
$105,000
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
$25,000
2017
Region & Communities
to design and conduct a workshop that will define and advance Minnesota's agenda for autonomous electric vehicles
$15,000
2017
International
iCOMOS 2018 (International Conference on One Medicine One Science): Science and Policy at the Interface of Environment, Agriculture and Medicine
$346,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to scale up clean energy project deployment across Minnesota through the Clean Energy Resource Teams
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$45,000
2016
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to sustainable regional development
$75,000
2016
Arts
to support the Bell Museum's Resident Artist Research Project
$55,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab's research, analysis, and stakeholder engagement in planning for integration of battery storage into Minnesota's electrical grid
$100,000
2016
Mississippi River
for driving decisionmakers to consider the economic value of clean water
$700,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Community Programs working to support organizations with data and research, organizing training, and strategic collaboration
$125,000
2016
Region & Communities
to assess urban data and analysis capacities to target regional and community challenges and opportunities
$30,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support the Governor's Water Summit
$100,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to study distributed energy and rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities in Minnesota
$150,000
2016
Region & Communities
to create catalytic prototypes of sustainable affordable housing and other development in Minnesota informing healthy, energy and resource efficient sustainable development across Minnesota
$75,000
2015
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to sustainable regional development
$30,000
2015
Mississippi River
to commercialize Minnesota crops that build the health of the soil and improve water quality
$150,000
2015
Region & Communities
to pilot a partnership to support engaged and collaborative research that generates practical solutions to critical regional and community challenges
$240,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to scale up clean energy project deployment across Minnesota through the Clean Energy Resource Teams
$350,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the pre-design of a district energy system in the University Avenue District of Minneapolis
$226,000
2015
International
Phase II: Appropriately Targeting and Scaling Crop Management Practices for Integrated Maize-Legume Systems in Southern Africa
$25,000
2015
Region & Communities
to create a website for the display and exploration of regional accessibility data connecting transportation, land use, and jobs
$40,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab's research, analysis, and stakeholder engagement in planning Duluth's transition to low carbon, cleaner energy
$15,000
2015
Region & Communities
to fund Carlson Consulting Enterprise MBA student consulting 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
$25,000
2015
Mississippi River
to test and provide outreach on new software tools that enable better siting of conservation projects in agricultural landscapes
$300,000
2015
Region & Communities
for Direct Design Assistance and Design Thinking support related to integrated systems, communities, and issues core to the Region & Communities program and its implementing partners

University of Missouri – Columbia

1 Grant

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Columbia, MO

$240,000
2016
International
Development and evaluation of tools for including local knowledge in the management of climate related risks in the Bolivian Highlands

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

1 Grant

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Burlington, VT

$197,000
2015
International
to support the project, A Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach to Assess Monitoring and Evaluation in a Farmer Research Network (FRN) in Bolivia

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

$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
$200,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

1 Grant

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Port Washington, WI

$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
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