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University of Greenwich

3 Grants

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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
$199,000
2014
International
for the project, Upscaling Best Fit Maize-Legume Technologies Through Multi-Environment Trials and Farmer Research Networks
$102,000
2014
International
for the project, Bambara Market Growth and Nutrition in Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania (MaMGNuts)

University of Minnesota Foundation

67 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support two student projects investigating inferring causality with regard to housing displacement and mitigating resource allocation
$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
$400,000
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
$433,000
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
2018
Mississippi River
to support strategic collective action promoting continuous living cover on the landscape
$100,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support continued research and engagement by the Humphrey School and the Natural Capital Project related to equitable water futures
$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
$767,000
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
$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
$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
$50,000
2017
Region & Communities
to fund two Carlson Analytics Lab projects focused on eviction prevention strategies with Hennepin County and the east metro
$135,000
2017
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to sustainable regional development
$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
$23,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support the February 2017 Governor's Water Summit at the University of Minnesota, Morris
$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
$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
$75,000
2016
Education
to sustain the Child-Parent Center P-3 program and create conditions for high-quality, longitudinal research
$180,000
2016
Mississippi River
for supporting expanded vegetative cover on Midwest agricultural land through the Green Lands, Blue Waters initiative
$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
$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
$45,000
2016
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to sustainable regional development
$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
$75,000
2016
Arts
to support the Bell Museum's Resident Artist Research Project
$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
$240,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to scale up clean energy project deployment across Minnesota through the Clean Energy Resource Teams
$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
$30,000
2015
Mississippi River
to commercialize Minnesota crops that build the health of the soil and improve water quality
$350,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the pre-design of a district energy system in the University Avenue District of Minneapolis
$25,000
2015
Region & Communities
to create a website for the display and exploration of regional accessibility data connecting transportation, land use, and jobs
$226,000
2015
International
Phase II: Appropriately Targeting and Scaling Crop Management Practices for Integrated Maize-Legume Systems in Southern Africa
$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
$180,000
2014
Mississippi River
for supporting expanded vegetative cover on Midwest agricultural land through the Green Lands, Blue Waters initiative
$250,000
2014
Region & Communities
to fund the Neighborhood Partnership and Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative re-granting programs
$250,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support the Kris Nelson Community-based Research Program, which leverages the knowledge and resources from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs and the University of Minnesota through community-initiated applied research projects
$25,000
2014
Region & Communities
to fund evaluation of market potential for technology solution serving training and employment access needs for diverse, low income populations
$25,000
2014
Mississippi River
to develop and publicize a guidebook and website for agricultural professionals on proven methods for working with farmers to advance conservation practices
$75,000
2014
Arts
to support the Bell Museum's Resident Artist Research Project, offering Minnesota artists opportunities to explore their artistic vision through engagement with contemporary science and environmental research topics in the University community
$300,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing
$100,000
2014
Region & Communities
to analyze spatial and skills mismatch patterns between the unemployed population and job vacancies in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region
$84,884
2014
International
for an Evaluation Studentship
$190,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Clean Energy Resource Teams
$50,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support the Institute for Metropolitan Opportunity
$250,000
2014
Region & Communities
to implement a transformational three-year Prospect North work plan; integrate sustainable Green District infrastructure and equitable development potential; and align public-private and community partners
$60,000
2014
Mississippi River
for the development of educational materials that inform Minnesota farmers on practices that reduce downstream streambank erosion

University of Missouri – Columbia

2 Grants

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Columbia, MO

$300,000
2019
International
Building a functional locally-based early warning forecast system in the high Andes: Increasing the resilience of agro-ecological systems
$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

Urban Homeworks

4 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
$100,000
2014
Region & Communities
to build capacity through a comprehensive technology infrastructure investment

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

4 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
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support implementation of the 2025 Intersections Plan land development strategies for East Downtown and to execute a district branding initiative into a business and residential recruitment strategy
$50,000
2014
Region & Communities
to build capacity of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and East Downtown Council to partner in creating a more equitable downtown economy

VocalEssence

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$60,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$80,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

Voices for Racial Justice

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2018
Education
to engage Minnesota parents of color and indigenous parents in learning and organizing cohorts for education equity
$120,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$100,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns

1 Grant

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Kampala, Uganda

$225,000
2018
International
Promoting farmer based research for improved productivity of cereals in eastern Uganda

Volunteer Lawyers Network

3 Grants

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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
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to work collaboratively to create a sustainable, multi-disciplinary approach which addresses the problem of lack of quality housing opportunities available for low-income tenants
$20,000
2014
Region & Communities
to build capacity to further expand its Attorneys for Second Chances program and gather on-the-ground systems analysis of the most highly impactful policy that would expand opportunities for low-income minority individuals

Vote Solar

2 Grants

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Oakland, CA

$50,000
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

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$110,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$70,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

Wageningen University

1 Grant

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Wageningen, The Netherlands

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

Walker Art Center

5 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
$275,000
2015
Arts
to support mnartists.org
$100,000
2014
Arts
to support Minnesota performing artists at the Walker Art Center

Walker West Music Academy

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$75,000
2014
Arts
to develop a new 5,900 square foot community music center for Walker West Music Academy

Washington University

2 Grants

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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
$288,000
2015
Mississippi River
for its continued participation in the Mississippi River Collaborative, and its work to protect and improve water quality in Missouri and southern Illinois.

Way to Grow

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2018
Education
to strengthen parent engagement and advocacy in education

West Bank Business Association

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$80,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$75,000
2015
Region & Communities
for the West Bank Business Association to provide and improve programming, support, and service to the West Bank community

West Broadway Area Coalition

4 Grants

$120,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$120,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$35,000
2015
Region & Communities
to build the capacity of the Great Cities Collaborative
$160,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for program support for FLOW, the West Broadway Farmers Market, and creative placemaking initiatives

West Central Initiative

5 Grants

$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
$3,000,000
2015
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$40,000
2015
Education
to support the PreK-3rd Design Team in developing statewide PreK-3rd policy recommendations
$25,000
2014
Education
to support the development of a statewide PreK-3rd grade consortium in their efforts to develop a common vision for PreK-3rd policy and practice

West Side Citizens Organization

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$50,000
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
$40,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support

West Wisconsin Land Trust

1 Grant

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Menomonie, WI

$50,000
2014
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution to targeted streams in western Wisconsin by establishing permanent vegetation on stream banks

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council

3 Grants

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White Earth, MN

$50,000
2017
Arts
for support of the Gizhiigin Arts Incubator program
$40,000
2015
Arts
to support Native Minnesotan Artists participating in the Gizhiigin program
$20,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support the development of an interdisciplinary indigenous research and cultural center focusing on water issues threatening the harvest of wild rice

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

Wind on the Wires

5 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$500,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$415,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$415,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support coalition work on transmission planning and policy
$55,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support Wind on the Wires' engagement in utility business models and for strategic planning for the organization
$250,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support work on Midwest transmission policy and planning

Windward Fund

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build capacity for collaboration and network building
$75,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Potential Energy Coalition
$100,000
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

3 Grants

$200,000
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
$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
for the Pasture Project’s efforts to improve Upper Mississippi River basin water quality by attracting more farmers to grass-based agriculture

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 Environment Research & Policy Center

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$25,000
2014
Mississippi River
to build support for policies to reduce pollution from industrial agriculture in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation

3 Grants

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Chippewa Falls, WI

$250,000
2019
Mississippi River
to build the capacity of farmer-led watershed councils to monitor water quality, implement best practices, and coordinate with stakeholders
$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support the implementation of conservation practices through farmer-led watershed councils in western Wisconsin
$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
to support a pilot program to reduce phosphorus pollution from farms in Wisconsin’s St. Croix and Red Cedar River basins

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Institute

3 Grants

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Madison, WI

$240,000
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
$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
to advocate for better administration and enforcement of Wisconsin’s water protection programs

Wisconsin Wetlands Association

2 Grants

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
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

WomenVenture

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2019
Region & Communities
to further WomenVenture’s Worker-Owned Cooperative Childcare program

Wonderlust Productions

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$30,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support

World Food Programme Ecuador

1 Grant

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Quito, Ecuador

$250,000
2015
International
for the project, Linking small-scale farmers to food assistance programmes

World Neighbors

1 Grant

$400,000
2014
International
for the project, Integrating Child Nutrition to Family Farming and Local Organization in the Sub-Central Sik'imira, Municipality of Vila Vila, Bolivia

World Resources Institute

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$125,000
2014
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural water pollution through the incorporation of better targeting of conservation projects

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

3 Grants

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

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$55,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support
$55,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$50,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

Zenon Dance Company & School

4 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
$70,000
2014
Arts
for general operating support

Zorongo Flamenco

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$70,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$55,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
$56,000
2014
Arts
for general operating and capital support
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