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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

3 Grants

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Oakland, CA

$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

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

7 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$110,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$70,000
2015
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$70,000
2013
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$60,000
2011
Arts & Culture
for general operating support and to build capacity
$50,000
2009
Arts & Culture
for an organization that provides advocacy, training, and information for artists with disabilities
$50,000
2007
Arts & Culture
for an organization that provides advocacy, training, and information for artists with disabilities
$45,000
2005
Arts & Culture
for an organization that provides advocacy, training, and information for artists with disabilities

Wageningen University

5 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
$358,500
2013
International
for the project Pathways to Agroecological Intensification of Sorghum and Millet Cropping Systems of Southern Mali
$110,000
2012
International
for the project Pathways to Agroecological Intensification of Sorghum and Millet Cropping Systems of Southern Mali
$75,000
2012
International
for the project Pathways to Agroecological Intensification of Sorghum and Millet Cropping Systems of Southern Mali

Walker Art Center

18 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
$100,000
2016
Arts & Culture
to support commissions, residencies, and presentations by Minnesota performing artists
$275,000
2015
Arts & Culture
to support mnartists.org
$100,000
2014
Arts & Culture
to support Minnesota performing artists at the Walker Art Center
$47,600
2013
Arts & Culture
for a project featuring the 2012 McKnight Artist Fellows in Photography
$375,000
2013
Arts & Culture
to support mnartists.org
$150,000
2011
Arts & Culture
to provide unique opportunities for Minnesota artists
$400,000
2011
Arts & Culture
to support mnartists.org
$465,000
2010
Arts & Culture
for a fellowship program for photographers
$140,000
2009
Arts & Culture
for a contemporary arts center
$400,000
2009
Arts & Culture
for support of the mnartist.org website
$310,000
2008
Arts & Culture
for a fellowship program for photographers
$150,000
2008
Arts & Culture
to support two performing arts initiatives
$300,000
2006
Arts & Culture
for a contemporary arts center
$600,000
2006
Arts & Culture
for support of the mnartist.org website
$1,000,000
2005
Arts & Culture
for a building expansion
$160,000
2004
Arts & Culture
For a contemporary arts center

Washington University

7 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.
$278,000
2013
Mississippi River
to provide legal and scientific support to statewide member groups of the Mississippi River Collaborative in their efforts to improve water quality and resilience of the Mississippi River, and support efforts to protect Missouri wetlands and flood plains
$268,000
2011
Mississippi River
to strengthen efforts to improve water quality in the Mississippi River
$302,000
2008
Mississippi River
to strengthen efforts to improve water quality in the Mississippi River
$35,000
2005
Mississippi River
to support the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic's water quality project
$340,000
2005
Mississippi River
to strengthen efforts to improve water quality in the Mississippi River

Way to Grow

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2018
Education
to strengthen parent engagement and advocacy in education, and for general operating support
$180,000
2009
Children & Families
for Club Reach and Teach, a train-the-trainer program to promote school readiness
$300,000
2006
Children & Families
for Reach and Teach, a new train-the-trainer program model to promote school readiness

WE WIN Institute

4 Grants

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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
$73,000
2010
Children & Families
for youth enrichment and parenting programs
$105,000
2007
Children & Families
for a variety of youth enrichment programs, and for a parenting program
$27,500
2006
Children & Families
for the Rites of Passage, Kujichagulia, Summer Community Service, and WE WIN Radio programs

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

15 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
$160,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for program support for FLOW, the West Broadway Farmers Market, and creative placemaking initiatives
$75,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support the Arts Facade Program along West Broadway Avenue in north Minneapolis
$50,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support the Northside Business Development and Marketing Campaign
$140,000
2012
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for project support for two placemaking initiatives - West Broadway Farmers Market and FLOW Northside Arts Crawl
$30,000
2010
Region & Communities
to ensure the interests of the north Minneapolis community are reflected in the planning and implementation of the Bottineau light rail line
$50,000
2010
Region & Communities
to support the ongoing revitalization of West Broadway through the West Broadway Traditional Facade Improvement Program
$75,000
2010
Region & Communities
to implement an artistic facade improvements matching grants program
$100,000
2010
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$50,000
2008
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$70,000
2007
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$50,000
2005
Region & Communities
for comprehensive commercial corridor revitalization efforts

West Central Initiative

12 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
$40,000
2015
Education
to support the PreK-3rd Design Team in developing statewide PreK-3rd policy recommendations
$3,000,000
2015
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$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
$6,000,000
2010
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VII
$4,000,000
2008
Children & Families
for a statewide early childhood organizing initiative
$75,000
2007
Mississippi River
to explore communities' drinking water, waste water, and stormwater challenges and possible solutions
$7,200,000
2006
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Phase VI
$130,000
2004
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
To support Healthcare Workforce Training

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

12 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
$40,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$20,000
2012
Region & Communities
for project support to develop the West Side Community Plan
$240,000
2011
Region & Communities
to support the West Side Collaborative
$65,000
2009
Children & Families
for All Around the Neighborhood, a year-round program for youth on the west side of St. Paul
$240,000
2008
Region & Communities
for continued support of a community development collaborative working on west side of St. Paul
$120,000
2006
Region & Communities
for continued support of a community development collaborative working on west side of St. Paul
$93,000
2006
Children & Families
for All-Around-the-Neighborhood, a year-round program for youth on the west side of St. Paul
$30,000
2005
Children & Families
for All Around the Neighborhood, a year round program for youth on the West Side of St. Paul
$160,000
2004
Region & Communities
For continued support of a community development collaborative working on St. Paul's West Side
$20,000
2004
Children & Families
For All Around the Neighborhood, a summer program for youth

White Earth Reservation Tribal Council

3 Grants

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White Earth, MN

$75,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for support of the Gizhiigin Arts Incubator program
$40,000
2015
Arts & Culture
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

5 Grants

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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
$30,000
2009
Children & Families
to support Project FIT (Families Integrating Together)
$80,000
2007
Children & Families
to support Project FIT (Families Integrating Together)
$40,000
2005
Children & Families
to support Project FIT (Families Integrating Together)
$75,000
2005
Children & Families
to create a training program for youth environmental leaders who run outdoor experiences for low-income and disabled people

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

4 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
$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
$40,000
2004
Mississippi River
To support the Performance-based Environmental Policies for Agriculture initiative

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters

3 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
$100,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage Wisconsin leaders in climate and clean energy action

Wisconsin Conservation Voices

4 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
$80,000
2013
Mississippi River
to educate and engage citizens about clean water laws

Wisconsin Minnesota Farmers Union

4 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
$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
$100,000
2012
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution in Wisconsin's St. Croix and Red Cedar River basins

Wisconsin Wetlands Association

8 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
$80,000
2013
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$70,000
2011
Mississippi River
for general operating support to protect and expand floodplains and wetlands in Wisconsin
$60,000
2009
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$80,000
2007
Mississippi River
to protect and restore Wisconsin's wetlands in the Mississippi River basin
$40,000
2006
Mississippi River
for an organization working to protect and restore Wisconsin's wetlands in the Mississippi River basin

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

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$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

4 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
$50,000
2007
Region & Communities
for capital support
$70,000
2004
Children & Families
To provide support services to women who face special challenges to achieving economic security

Wonderlust Productions

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$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

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

$45,000
2018
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$30,000
2016
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$30,000
2014
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Youthprise

5 Grants

$10,400,000
2019
Education
for general operating support
$12,500,000
2016
Education
for general operating support
$14,500,000
2013
Education
for general operating support to accelerate leadership, systems building, and innovation in learning beyond the classroom
$10,064,708
2011
Education
for program and administration support
$1,080,000
2011
Education
for start-up funding for a new intermediary organization

Zeitgeist

10 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$55,000
2021
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$55,000
2019
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$55,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$50,000
2015
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$50,000
2013
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$40,000
2011
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$40,000
2009
Arts & Culture
for a professional music ensemble
$50,000
2008
Arts & Culture
for equipment and furnishings for a new performance space
$50,000
2007
Arts & Culture
for a professional music ensemble
$50,000
2005
Arts & Culture
for a professional music ensemble

Zenon Dance Company & School

10 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
$70,000
2016
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$70,000
2014
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$70,000
2012
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$70,000
2010
Arts & Culture
for a professional dance company
$15,000
2009
Arts & Culture
for technology upgrades for a professional dance company
$75,000
2008
Arts & Culture
for a professional dance company
$75,000
2006
Arts & Culture
for a professional dance company
$75,000
2004
Arts & Culture
For a professional dance company

Zorongo Flamenco

9 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
$55,000
2016
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$56,000
2014
Arts & Culture
for general operating and capital support
$50,000
2012
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$50,000
2010
Arts & Culture
for a professional flamenco dance company
$50,000
2008
Arts & Culture
for a professional flamenco dance company
$50,000
2006
Arts & Culture
for a professional flamenco dance company
$50,000
2004
Arts & Culture
For a professional flamenco dance company
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