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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

1 Grant

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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

University of Greenwich

2 Grants

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Chatham Maritime, Kent

$100,000
2022
International
Optimising the use of bioinoculants, their role in crop production and crop protection with a focus on sorghum-legume cropping systems
$520,000
2020
International
FRN assessments of botanical pesticides to augment above and below ground ecosystem services for crop resilience

University of Minnesota Foundation

36 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$25,000
2022
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build participatory approaches that integrate psychological well-being, community resilience, and sense of belonging with local climate policy and planning to support Somali American youth as climate leaders reflective of a diversity of cultural values
$75,000
2022
Midwest Climate & Energy
to test, refine, and understand the economic and behavioral barriers for farmers in Minnesota to adopt climate-friendly farming practices
$430,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to convert opportunity into action by scaling policy-enabled clean energy opportunities in communities across Minnesota and sharing stories to promote replication
$75,000
2021
Arts & Culture
to support the Bell Museum's Resident Artist program, offering Minnesota artists of diverse backgrounds, identities, and abilities, opportunities to explore their artistic vision through engagement with contemporary scientific research at the University
$100,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand a research engagement platform with Minnesota's municipal and cooperative utilities to advance clean energy
$740,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for program and regranting support for CURA Community Programs to nourish an ecosystem for reparative policy change through data, research, organizing and leadership development, and democratizing complex information through art
$400,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Institute on the Environment’s implementation of an integrated research, leadership, and outreach plan for decarbonization, centered in Minnesota
$50,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
to support the Swain Climate Policy Lecture Series
$15,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
to support the One MN Legislative Conference in 2022
$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to continue the development of an integrated research and outreach program on energy transition at the University of Minnesota
$170,000
2019
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to equitable accessibility, and to support two additional student projects
$600,000
2019
Region & Communities
to establish a regranting fund for organizations and projects that are working towards new strategies that increase housing stability
$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
$430,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to provide technical assistance and education on clean energy to communities, utilities, school districts, and other stakeholders in Minnesota
$150,000
2019
Mississippi River
to test, refine, and improve voluntary policy solutions in Minnesota to achieve Mississippi River Basin water quality goals
$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to establish a research engagement platform with Minnesota's municipal and cooperative utilities
$150,000
2019
Education
to support a research-practice partnership project aimed at translating teacher effectiveness research into district human capital practice
$97,000
2019
Region & Communities
to strengthen networks, build capacity, and retain women, people of color, and indigenous state leaders at the Minnesota State Capitol
$600,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support the Forever Green Initiative, a public-private partnership that advances clean water, soil health, and rural economic vitality through the commercialization of new perennial and sustainable crops
$13,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to jump start research and analysis on low-income access to community solar in Minnesota
$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support the growth of the Twin Cities Shared Mobility Collaborative and its role in advancing equitable and sustainable shared mobility transportation options
$300,000
2019
Region & Communities
to provide human-centered design services to underserved communities and nonprofit sectors
$383,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand the Energy Transition Lab’s efforts to engage university and external experts to catalyze solutions to rapidly reduce carbon emissions and create Minnesota’s clean energy future
$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
$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
$112,500
2018
Arts & Culture
to support the Bell Museum's Resident Artist Research Project
$1,161,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for general and re-granting support for the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs' five Community Programs working in the Twin Cities to support organizations with data and research support, organizing training, and strategic collaboration
$171,000
2018
International
McKnight/University of Minnesota Evaluation Studies Graduate Assistantship
$300,000
2018
Region & Communities
to launch and build a project to expand transparency in influences on government policy in Minnesota
$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
$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

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

$680,000
2019
International
Agroecology Support for CCRP

Urban Homeworks

2 Grants

$350,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating and capacity building support
$300,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for project support to deliver on the objectives of Urban Homework's new strategic plan

Urban League Twin Cities

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$15,000
2022
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support in recognition of the Urban League Twin Cities contribution to the GroundBreak Coalition’s work groups

Urban Sustainability Directors Network

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

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

Vibrant & Safe Downtown

2 Grants

$25,000
2022
Other Grantmaking
to support the Crown Our Prince Mural Project in downtown Minneapolis
$300,000
2019
Region & Communities
to expand capacity and leverage partnerships between the MDC, the East Town Business Partnership, and NūLoop Partners for implementation of 2025 Plan, integrative land use, innovative economic development strategies, and increased DEI in downtown

Virginia Organizing

1 Grant

Charlottesville, VA

$50,000
2022
Midwest Climate & Energy
to organize a series of climate, health, and equity convenings in the Midwest for nonprofit, philanthropic, health, tribal, public sector, and other regional stakeholders

VocalEssence

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$130,000
2020
Arts & Culture
for general operating support, and for a concert series
$60,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Voices for Racial Justice

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$250,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support
$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

Volunteer Efforts for Development Concerns

1 Grant

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Kampala, Uganda

$430,000
2018
International
Promoting farmer based research for improved productivity of cereals in eastern Uganda

Vote Solar

4 Grants

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Oakland, CA

$100,000
2022
Midwest Climate & Energy
to drive clean energy progress through partnership, regulatory intervention, and legislative strategy in Minnesota
$50,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support regulatory intervention work across the Midwest to support clean energy transition
$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

VoteRunLead

1 Grant

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Duluth, MN

$250,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
to support the strengthening of Minnesota’s civic ecosystem by increasing the number of women of color who are prepared to run for, and win, elected statewide office

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 & Culture
for general operating support

Wageningen University

1 Grant

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Wageningen, Netherlands

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

Walker Art Center

2 Grants

$175,000
2019
Arts & Culture
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 & Culture
for mnartists.org, a web platform that supports Minnesota artists

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

WE WIN Institute

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2021
Other Grantmaking
to provide culturally based engagement to the community with cultural artists practicing skills that promote mental health and physical wellbeing, while honoring art and traditions of ancestors

West Bank Business Association

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$25,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support

West Broadway Area Coalition

2 Grants

$25,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to support WBC communications
$230,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support

West Central Initiative

4 Grants

$2,500,000
2022
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$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

West Central Minnesota Educational Television Company

1 Grant

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Granite Falls, MN

$50,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
to share rural narratives and stories for and by groups historically underrepresented or misrepresented in the news

West Hennepin Affordable Housing Land Trust

1 Grant

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Minnetonka, MN

$30,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support

West Side Citizens Organization

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support
$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

$100,000
2017
Arts & Culture
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

5 Grants

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Washington, DC

$2,000,000
2022
Midwest Climate & Energy
to position clean energy, low-carbon jobs, and climate-friendly agriculture practices as a primary driver of abundant, equitable job creation in rural America
$100,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support strategy development and initial seed grants in the Midwest to accelerate transition of rural economies to clean energy and sustainable climate jobs
$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

1 Grant

$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

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters

2 Grants

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Madison, WI

$150,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance policies and practices that reduce carbon emissions in Wisconsin
$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage Wisconsin leaders in key sectors to drive statewide climate and energy action

Wisconsin Conservation Voices

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$360,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation

1 Grant

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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

Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$200,000
2022
Midwest Climate & Energy
to create a Climate Resilience Program, and develop a roadmap for local climate actions to advance climate-smart farming practices

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

2 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$50,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$100,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Women Winning

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$50,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
to build capacity of Women Winning, which supports women running and winning for public office as well as changing the narrative of women’s leadership in elected offices and governance

Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$500,000
2022
Other Grantmaking
for investing in leadership and community power to support movement building and BIPOC leadership
$100,000
2022
Midwest Climate & Energy
to advance the Blueprint for Action program by building the agency, social capital, and civic engagement of young women of color working as leaders at the forefront of climate justice in their communities
$100,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Young Women's Initiative of Minnesota to build the agency, social capital, and civic engagement of young women of color working as leaders at the forefront of climate justice in their communities
$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

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support
$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

3 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$40,000
2022
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$30,000
2020
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$30,000
2018
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Working Partnerships

1 Grant

Minneapolis, MN

$500,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
to support regranting to worker centers and nonprofits engaged in innovative partnerships with labor organizations

World Savvy

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2018
International
Blue Marble Design and Evaluation

Yellow Tree Theatre

2 Grants

$30,000
2021
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$45,000
2018
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Zeitgeist

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$105,000
2021
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$55,000
2019
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Zenon Dance Company & School

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

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

Zorongo Flamenco

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$70,000
2021
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$105,000
2018
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

ZTP

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$40,000
2022
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
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