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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

48 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
$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
$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
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
$200,000
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
$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
$75,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to complete strategic planning for the Energy Transition Lab program and enable continued support for ongoing work areas
$112,500
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
$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
$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
$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
$75,000
2016
Education
to sustain the Child-Parent Center P-3 program and create conditions for high-quality, longitudinal research
$25,000
2016
Mississippi River
to develop a project that promotes land management changes on farms in the Minnesota River basin
$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
$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
$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
$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
$124,687
2016
Region & Communities
to assess urban data and analysis capacities to target regional and community challenges and opportunities
$100,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to study distributed energy and rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities in Minnesota
$30,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support the Governor's Water Summit
$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

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 Foundation

1 Grant

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Burlington, VT

$660,000
2019
International
Agroecology Support for CCRP

Urban Homeworks

2 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

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

Vermont Law School

1 Grant

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South Royalton, VT

$15,000
2016
Mississippi River
to prepare a friend of the court brief that supports protections on the St. Croix River

Vibrant & Safe Downtown

2 Grants

$200,000
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

VocalEssence

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$60,000
2020
Arts
for general operating support
$60,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support

Voices for Racial Justice

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2018
Education
to engage Minnesota parents of color and indigenous parents in learning and organizing cohorts for education equity, and for general operating support
$180,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns

1 Grant

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Kampala, Uganda

$250,000
2018
International
Promoting farmer based research for improved productivity of cereals in eastern Uganda

Volunteer Lawyers Network

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$60,000
2017
Region & Communities
to help build VLN capacity, and to help partner organizations develop their employment and housing services by integrating criminal expungement and eviction expungement legal services into programming

Vote Solar

2 Grants

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Oakland, CA

$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to drive clean energy progress through regulatory intervention in Minnesota
$50,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to scale up solar energy engagement in the Midwest with a focus on Minnesota

Vredeseilanden VZW

1 Grant

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Quito, provincia de Pichinc

$50,000
2019
International
for Agroecological liquid bio-inputs (“bioles”): a review with special focus on the Andes

VSA Minnesota

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$110,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support

Wageningen University

2 Grants

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Wageningen, The Netherlands

$526,000
2020
International
Pathways to Agroecological Intensification of Crop-Livestock Farming Systems of Southern Mali - III
$500,000
2016
International
Pathways to Agroecological Intensification of Crop-Livestock Farming Systems of Southern Mali - II

Walker Art Center

3 Grants

$175,000
2019
Arts
for mnartists.org, a website and programmatic platform that supports Minnesota artists through online exposure, community building and networking, opportunities and events, and relevant local writing
$200,000
2017
Arts
for mnartists.org, a web platform that supports Minnesota artists
$100,000
2016
Arts
to support commissions, residencies, and presentations by Minnesota performing artists

Washington University

1 Grant

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St. Louis, MO

$144,000
2017
Mississippi River
to continue protecting and enhancing wetlands and floodplains, and protecting and improving water quality in Missouri and Illinois

Way to Grow

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2018
Education
to strengthen parent engagement and advocacy in education, and for general operating support

West Bank Business Association

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$25,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$80,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support

West Broadway Area Coalition

3 Grants

$25,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to support WBC communications
$180,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$120,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support

West Central Initiative

4 Grants

$40,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to ensure that front-line childcare workers are fairly compensated, trained, and supported during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis
$3,000,000
2019
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$190,000
2017
Education
to support the P3 Design team and the B8 Workforce team in their efforts to transform Minnesota's early childhood workforce
$75,000
2016
Education
to support the expansion and activities of the P3 Design Team

West Side Citizens Organization

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the Indigenous and Women of Color Leadership Table, and to promote equitable development on St. Paul’s West Side and within select communities in St. Paul

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council

1 Grant

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White Earth, MN

$75,000
2017
Arts
for support of the Gizhiigin Arts Incubator program

Wilderness Inquiry

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$20,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support Wilderness Inquiry's annual Great River Race and convene a work group focused on engaging underserved youth in outdoor experiences including river awareness

Windward Fund

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for a new funding initiative supporting multi-racial women's climate leadership
$75,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Potential Energy Coalition
$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the launch of the Food Systems Leadership Fellowship and one fellow focused on innovative solutions for addressing Midwest agricultural water issues

Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development

2 Grants

$400,000
2018
Mississippi River
to build a leadership network, practitioner base, and statewide strategy for advancing regenerative grazing in Illinois aimed at improving water quality
$200,000
2016
Mississippi River
to expand the Pasture Project’s impact in the Upper Mississippi River Basin by building the regional base for best grazing and conservation practices

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters

2 Grants

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Madison, WI

$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage Wisconsin leaders in key sectors to drive statewide climate and energy action
$100,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage Wisconsin leaders in climate and clean energy action

Wisconsin Conservation Voices

2 Grants

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Madison, WI

$360,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$80,000
2017
Mississippi River
to reduce the amount of agriculture pollution flowing into the Mississippi River, its tributaries, lakes, groundwater, and drinking water by impacting state runoff regulations

Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation

2 Grants

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Chippewa Falls, WI

$500,000
2019
Mississippi River
to build the capacity of farmer-led watershed councils to monitor water quality, implement best practices, and coordinate with stakeholders, and for general operating support
$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support the implementation of conservation practices through farmer-led watershed councils in western Wisconsin

Wisconsin Wetlands Association

2 Grants

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Women for Political Change Education and Advocacy Fund

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Women, Food and Agriculture Network

1 Grant

$80,000
2016
Mississippi River
to help reduce Mississippi River agricultural pollution by encouraging women farmland owners to incorporate conservation practices

Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance the agency, social capital, and civic engagement of young women of color working as leaders at the forefront of climate justice

WomenVenture

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$52,000
2019
Region & Communities
to further WomenVenture’s Worker-Owned Cooperative Childcare program, and to help cover costs associated with CARES Act funding

Wonderlust Productions

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$30,000
2020
Arts
for general operating support
$30,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support

World Savvy

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2018
International
Blue Marble Design and Evaluation

Yahara Pride Farms

1 Grant

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Brooklyn, WI

$50,000
2016
Mississippi River
to trademark and significantly expand the Yahara Pride Farms Certification Program throughout the upper Mississippi region

Yellow Tree Theatre

2 Grants

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

Youthprise

2 Grants

$7,400,000
2019
Education
for general operating support
$12,500,000
2016
Education
for general operating support

Zeitgeist

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$55,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support
$55,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support

Zenon Dance Company & School

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$10,000
2019
Arts
for support for Zenon Dance Company's Final Season at the Cowles Center for Dance, June 13-16, 2019
$70,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$70,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support

Zorongo Flamenco

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$105,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$55,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
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