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The History Theatre

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$80,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support
$80,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$100,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

The Iowa Policy Project

3 Grants

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Iowa City, IA

$50,000
2018
Mississippi River
to write a series of reports on threats to Mississippi River water quality and to work collaboratively with McKnight grantees and policymakers in Iowa
$60,000
2016
Mississippi River
to write, distribute, and promote three reports that will drive water quality improvements in Iowa
$60,000
2014
Mississippi River
to write, distribute, and promote three major reports over the next two years that will examine water quality in Iowa

The Land Institute

2 Grants

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Salina, KS

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$200,000
2017
Mississippi River
to deploy a strategic, coordinated communications plan in support of the commercialization of perennial crops grown in the Upper Mississippi River basin

The Law and Policy of Sustainable Development Research Center

1 Grant

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Hanoi, Vietnam

$52,000
2014
International
for general operating support

The Loft

5 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$618,000
2019
Arts
for McKnight Artist Fellowships for midcareer literary artists and writers in Minnesota
$240,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$160,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
$593,000
2016
Arts
for McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers
$160,000
2014
Arts
for general operating support

The Minneapolis Foundation

10 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
to support statewide focus groups with school leaders to understand their roles, experiences, and the challenges they face
$140,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to establish the Minneapolis Climate Action and Equity Fund
$50,000
2018
Region & Communities
to build capacity for Mayor Frey and his administration to lead and convene regional partners on attacking racial equity gaps in housing, economic inclusion, and police community relations
$375,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support action on Midwest climate and energy policy through the RE-AMP Network
$10,000
2017
Education
to support communications regarding McKnight's Pathway Schools Initiative
$50,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support the Blue Line Coalition to increase economic opportunity for North Minneapolis residents and shared prosperity in the build out of the Blue Line extension
$175,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support strategies to increase employer leadership in economic opportunity efforts for north Minneapolis residents
$1,200,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support action on Midwest climate and energy policy through the RE-AMP Network
$350,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support the Northside Funder’s Group baseline operations to scale up its work in north Minneapolis
$300,000
2014
Education
to support collective impact efforts to eradicate educational opportunity gaps

The Minnesota Chorale

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$45,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$50,000
2015
Arts
to support the operation of the Minnesota Chorale and its family of choirs

The Minnesota Opera

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support
$80,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$100,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

The Mountain Institute

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$300,000
2019
International
Punas-Pastures IV: Promoting innovations for Agro-Ecological Intensification (AEI) in agro-pastoral landscapes of the High Andes of Peru
$300,000
2015
International
for the project, Involving Small-Scale Andean Livestock Farmers in Participatory Applied Research and Demand-Driven Innovation to Improve Rangeland Management in Peru's Cordillera Blanca

The Moving Company

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support
$50,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$50,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

The National Fish Habitat Fund

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$80,000
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

5 Grants

$200,000
2018
Mississippi River
for restoration and monitoring of floodplains in the Mississippi River Basin that will support large-scale nutrient reduction
$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
$300,000
2014
Mississippi River
to demonstrate and promote the ecologically sound management of the Mississippi River and tributaries

The Rose Ensemble

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$75,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
$50,000
2014
Arts
for general operating support

The Saint Paul Foundation

14 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$500,000
2019
Region & Communities
for program support, building out the Office of Financial Empowerment, the Financial Capability Network, and CollegeBound Saint Paul, a new effort of the Carter Administration in St. Paul
$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support the East Side Funders Group
$250,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support Itasca Project initiatives to enhance equitable regional economic competitiveness and quality of life, and to support expansion of a CEO DEI cohort
$75,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support implementation of the recently enacted Federal Opportunity Zones to attract new private capital to designated poverty census tracts in MSP
$150,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the East Side Funders Group
$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
To support the East Side Funders Group
$530,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support the Minneapolis St. Paul Workforce Innovation Network, a philanthropic collaborative whose mission is to substantially increase the number of adults earning family-sustaining wages, especially people of color
$70,000
2016
Region & Communities
to reform a regional governance body and strategic plan to guide regional workforce development under new federal performance parameters
$200,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support Itasca Project initiatives to enhance regional economic competitiveness and quality of life, and expand prosperity for all
$250,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support sustainability and access to Wanted Analytics as a workforce development tool providing real time jobs information to inform more market oriented decisions and prompt system change
$500,000
2015
Region & Communities
to fund the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Workforce Innovation Network (MSPWin), a philanthropic collaborative whose mission is to dramatically increase the number of adults earning family-sustaining wages, especially targeting people of color
$22,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support effective educational communications into the 2015 legislative session
$250,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support the Itasca Project's acceleration of the build-out of the region’s Transit Network and advance regional equitable economic development
$150,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support regional equitable economic competitiveness strategies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region through the Partnership for Regional Opportunity

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

$100,000
2018
Education
to support the Dreamline teacher pathway program

The Sierra Club Foundation

10 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
$160,000
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
$90,000
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
$120,000
2014
Region & Communities
for the Land Use and Transportation Organizing Project, which supports sustainable regional development and accelerating the build-out of the metropolitan transit network
$40,000
2014
Mississippi River
to build public support for statewide legal limits for nitrogen and phosphorus pollution to waters in Illinois

The Singers Minnesota Choral Artists

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$55,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$60,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

The Solar Foundation

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$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

3 Grants

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San Francisco, CA

$625,000
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
$700,000
2014
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

$110,000
2018
Mississippi River
to partner with farmers and farm organizations in order to implement and replicate nutrient-capturing constructed wetlands in Illinois
$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

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$210,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
$90,000
2014
Arts
for general operating support

Theatre B

3 Grants

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Fargo, ND

$30,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$30,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
$30,000
2014
Arts
for general operating support

Theatre Latte-Da

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$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

3 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
$60,000
2014
Mississippi River
to engage in the implementation of federal farm bill provisions that restore and expand Mississippi River corridor wetlands

Think Small

2 Grants

$350,000
2016
Education
for general operating support
$400,000
2014
Education
for general operating support

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

$70,000
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

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$300,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$40,000
2014
Region & Communities
to pursue a collaboration/merger within the transportation field

Trout Unlimited

3 Grants

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Arlington, VA

$100,000
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
$75,000
2014
Mississippi River
to support efforts to reduce agricultural pollution in the Upper Mississippi River Driftless area

TU Dance

4 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
$90,000
2014
Arts
for general operating support

Twin Cities Community Land Bank LLC

2 Grants

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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
$250,000
2014
Region & Communities
to serve as enhanced credit and leverage to create a regional Transit-Oriented Development strategic acquisition fund to advance equitable housing and economic development

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$250,000
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
$200,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support advocacy, more integrated community development, and research on an alternative mortgage financing model

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

$90,000
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
$80,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Twin Cities Public Television

2 Grants

$240,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$300,000
2015
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Twin Cities RISE!

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$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

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
to grow agriculture-municipal partnerships in the Mississippi River basin, and support a delegation to One Water Summit 2019
$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 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

3 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)
$247,000
2014
International
for the project, Sustainable Large-Scale Biological Control of the Millet Head Worm in the Sahel

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

4 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
$70,000
2014
International
for the project, Working With Small-Holder Farmers in the ASALs of Westpokot, Keiyo Marakwet, and Baringo Counties to Restore Degraded Landscapes
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