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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

3 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

VocalEssence

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$60,000
2020
Arts
for general operating support
$60,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$80,000
2015
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

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

Volunteer Lawyers Network

2 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

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

2 Grants

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Wageningen, The Netherlands

$520,000
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

4 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

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

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

West Bank Business Association

4 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
$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

$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
$35,000
2015
Region & Communities
to build the capacity of the Great Cities Collaborative

West Central Initiative

5 Grants

$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
$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

West Side Citizens Organization

2 Grants

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

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

Windward Fund

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$50,000
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

3 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
$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
to advocate for better administration and enforcement of Wisconsin’s water protection programs

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

3 Grants

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Women for Political Change Education and Advocacy Fund

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

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

Women Organizing Women Network

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support leadership development and provide programs that build civic engagement and representative democracy for women across Minnesota, particularly Somali and East African women

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

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

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 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 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

$30,000
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

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

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

$70,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$55,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
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