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Bancroft Arnesen Explore

1 Grant

Scandia, MN

$25,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support a Mississippi River expedition that brings awareness to and engages people with the critical issues facing the river

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

3 Grants

$150,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Bedlam Theatre

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$50,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

Bellwether Education Partners

2 Grants

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Sudbury, MA

$81,000
2017
Education
to conduct a thorough assessment of opportunities to generate or expand innovative teacher pipeline programs in Minnesota and to support a national convening of place-based funders developing human capital strategies
$86,000
2017
Education
to identify and disseminate lessons from the Pathway Schools Initiative

Bemidji Community Arts Council

1 Grant

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Bemidji, MN

$30,000
2018
Arts
to support the Miikanan Gallery

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2017
Region & Communities
to enhance systems, policy, and environmental change and partnerships supporting multi-modal transportation including biking and walking in metro area communities and statewide
$40,000
2016
Region & Communities
to enhance policy, systems, and practice related to bicycle, pedestrian, and safe routes plans in St. Paul, Ramsey County, and suburban communities
$40,000
2015
Region & Communities
to advance bicycle related policy, systems, and environmental change work in Ramsey County communities

Bioversity International

1 Grant

$600,000
2016
International
Democratizing farmer citizen science: designing a coherent methodology from participatory target setting to large-N experiments to ensure engagement and equity

Bipartisan Policy Center

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$150,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Midcontinent States Environmental and Energy Regulators (MSEER) project
$150,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Midcontinent States Environmental and Energy Regulators (MSEER) project
$150,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to foster successful Midwest implementation of the federal Clean Power Plan

Black Label Movement

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$40,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$40,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

Blake School

1 Grant

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Hopkins, MN

$15,000
2018
Education
to plan for pathways into teaching licensure programs for LearningWorks' racially, linguistically, and culturally diverse teaching fellows

BlueGreen Alliance Foundation

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support community stakeholders in developing economic transition plans for communities facing coal-plant closure
$80,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support community stakeholders in developing economic transition plans for communities facing coal-plant closures
$175,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to grow clean energy manufacturing jobs in southwestern Minnesota
$150,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Bluestem Communications

3 Grants

$20,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$360,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support the Mississippi River Network’s education and outreach efforts that contribute to reduced pollution and flooding impacts in the Mississippi River basin
$320,000
2014
Mississippi River
to strengthen the Mississippi River Network's impact on policies and actions that improve the health of the Mississippi River

Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

1 Grant

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Champaign, IL

$80,000
2015
Mississippi River
to build technological capacity to help reduce agricultural pollution

Brownbody

1 Grant

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Vadnais Heights, MN

$40,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support

Build Wealth Minnesota

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$240,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support and one-time capital support to assist with office relocation to the new Thor Headquarters at Penn and Plymouth Avenue north Minneapolis
$160,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$120,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Building Community Voices

1 Grant

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

$60,000
2014
International
for general operating support

Business Council for Sustainable Energy

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$32,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to promote the Bloomberg New Energy Finance's annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook with a focus on Minnesota and Midwest clean energy markets
$32,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to promote clean energy market trends in Minnesota and the Midwest through an event featuring Bloomberg New Energy Finance's annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook
$26,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to promote clean energy market trends in Minnesota and the Midwest through an event featuring Bloomberg New Energy Finance's annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

California Institute of the Arts

1 Grant

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Valencia, CA

$40,000
2015
Arts
for inclusion of Minnesota artists in the planning phase and launch year activities of Arts in a Changing America

Cannon River Watershed Partnership

2 Grants

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Northfield, MN

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support agricultural conservation in the Cannon River Watershed
$100,000
2015
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution within the Cannon River watershed, a tributary of the Mississippi River

Cantus

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$60,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$60,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
$60,000
2014
Arts
for general operating support

CAPI USA

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$400,000
2018
Region & Communities
for the Immigrant Opportunity Center capital campaign, and for general operating support
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support CAPI’s Workforce Development Unit serving unemployed/under-employed Hennepin County immigrants/refugees

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

3 Grants

$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support advocacy work through the Office for Social Justice to advance strategies to eliminate disparities, improve equity, and ensure basic needs, including homes for all
$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
for the Dorothy Day Higher Ground St. Paul capital campaign
$150,000
2014
Region & Communities
to develop and implement a policy agenda

Center for American Progress

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$20,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Climate Forum to create equitable climate policy ideas and identify pathways for inclusive national climate policy development

Center for Climate Strategies

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$77,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support updates and enhancements to the Minnesota Climate Action Plan

Center for Creative Leadership

1 Grant

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Greensboro, NC

$300,000
2015
International
CCRP West Africa Leadership Training

Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$15,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support planning and coordination of community trainings on air permit commenting
$150,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to develop energy poverty indicators and mapping for Minnesota and associated technical assistance outreach plans for underserved communities

Center for Economic Inclusion

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$1,525,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support multiple strategies to increase economic opportunity for North Minneapolis residents and shared prosperity throughout the Twin Cities region

Center for Effective Philanthropy

1 Grant

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Cambridge, MA

$20,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
to support a research project to explore private and community foundation leaders’ perspectives about foundation efforts to influence public policy at the national, state, and local levels

Center for Energy and Environment

8 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$350,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to extend and defend Minnesota's energy efficiency framework and to accelerate the evolution to a decarbonized grid in Minnesota and the Midwest
$60,000
2016
Region & Communities
for strategic alignment of two community-based energy organizations -- Center for Energy and Environment and Neighborhood Energy Connection
$350,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support cooperative and municipal utility business model work, utility regulator technical assistance, and a clean energy geotargeting pilot project
$55,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to develop and evaluate energy efficiency and other carbon reducing options for the Destination Medical Center Committee
$50,000
2015
Region & Communities
to advance regulatory policy in Minneapolis that would lead to a dramatic increase in home retrofits and the efficiency levels of existing housing stock
$75,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support work on utility business models
$10,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support a policy forum on utility business models
$40,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to plan for and begin to implement an ordinance in Minneapolis and St. Paul for providing energy-efficiency disclosure at time-of-sale

Center for Hmong Arts and Talent

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

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

Center for International Policy

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$500,000
2018
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution by building a campaign to transform the private sector’s supply chain practices for sourcing Midwest row crops

Center for Neighborhood Technology

2 Grants

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Chicago, IL

$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
to move recommendations and implementation of a blueprint for cargo-oriented development for the Twin Cities needed to support 21st century re-industrialization and economic growth
$70,000
2016
Region & Communities
to work with regional interests, creating a blueprint for Twin Cities cargo transportation infrastructure necessary to support 21st century re-industrialization, urban job creation, and economic growth

Center for People and Nature Reconciliation

3 Grants

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Hanoi, Vietnam

$195,000
2018
International
to facilitate shared governance and secure community access to natural resources in the Central Highlands of Vietnam
$115,000
2016
International
to facilitate shared governance and secure community access to natural resources in the Central Highlands
$80,000
2014
International
to facilitate shared governance and assist with securing local communities’ access to natural resources in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

Center for Planning Excellence

2 Grants

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Baton Rouge, LA

$200,000
2017
Mississippi River
to continue providing expertise, support, and developing strategies towards a resilient Louisiana
$75,000
2016
Mississippi River
to align and enhance disaster response efforts with the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan's nonstructural measures

Center for Rural Affairs

10 Grants

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Lyons, NE

$170,000
2019
Mississippi River
to advance a set of state and federal policy outcomes that improve water quality and reduce agricultural pollution in Iowa and surrounding states
$250,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
to build power and capacity through clean energy organizing in rural Iowa and Minnesota communities
$372,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the Mississippi River Network
$400,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support the Center for Rural Affairs' policy outreach and education efforts through the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
$160,000
2017
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution in the Mississippi River through federal farm policy development and targeted grassroots advocacy
$160,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build, activate, and mobilize a rural voice supportive of clean energy transmission, renewable energy development, and action to address climate change throughout Iowa and the Upper Midwest
$430,000
2015
Mississippi River
to support the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s efforts to reduce farm pollution in the Upper Mississippi River basin through farm policy reform and strengthening the voice of sustainable agriculture organizations
$140,000
2015
Mississippi River
to strengthen farm policies that reduce agriculture pollution in the Mississippi River
$150,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage local communities in establishing environmentally responsible siting for clean energy transmission in Wisconsin and Iowa, and to co-support the RE-AMP Rural Communities Caucus leader and staff coordinator
$20,000
2014
Mississippi River
for National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's work to make USDA's Conservation Stewardship Program a more effective program for generating environmental benefits from active farmland

Center for Rural Policy and Development

3 Grants

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Mankato, MN

$150,000
2018
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$150,000
2016
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$150,000
2014
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
to provide reliable, objective information and research on issues affecting Greater Minnesota

Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development

3 Grants

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Hanoi, Vietnam

$155,000
2018
International
to strengthen public capacity and understanding for promoting vital link between environment and socio-economic development in Vietnam
$100,000
2016
International
to support information sharing and promote community and environmental NGOs' participation in water resources management in Vietnam
$120,000
2014
International
to empower local communities for effective water resource management in the northern uplands of Vietnam, and to support the Vietnam Rivers Network to promote more sustainable and equitable water governance

Central Minnesota Arts Board

1 Grant

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Foley, MN

$400,000
2015
Arts
for re-granting programs in support of individual artists

Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement

1 Grant

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Paris, France

$455,000
2018
International
Feeding the soil and feeding the cow to feed the people: co-designing agro-sylvo-pastoral systems in sudano-sahelian zone of Burkina Faso

Centro Campesino Por Los Cambios Hacia Adelante

Owatonna, MN

Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical

1 Grant

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Cali, Columbia

$203,000
2014
International
for the project, Supporting Investments in Upscaling of Grain Legumes in Western Kenya Through Assessing and Modeling the Threat of Biotic Stressors

Centro Tyrone Guzman

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2018
Education
to expand parent engagement and advocacy efforts

Ceres

10 Grants

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Boston, MA

$200,000
2019
Mississippi River
to leverage Ceres’ influence with institutional investors and food/agriculture companies to accelerate a transition toward improved corporate water stewardship
$100,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to mobilize Ceres’ company and investor partners to make the business case for state policies that spur the transition to clean transportation and a clean energy economy in the Midwest
$75,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
to educate key stakeholders to demonstrate strong support for SEC Rule 14a-8, which allows investors to file shareholder resolutions on important corporate issues
$100,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
to support SEC education efforts
$150,000
2017
Mississippi River
to leverage companies and investors to advance sustainable agriculture practices in the Mississippi River basin
$100,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to mobilize Ceres’ company and investor partners to make the business case for state and federal policies that spur the transition to a clean energy economy in the Midwest
$124,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage and mobilize Minnesota and other Midwestern companies and investors on state and federal climate and clean energy policies
$150,000
2015
Mississippi River
to leverage capital markets to reduce agricultural water pollution and consumption in the Mississippi River basin
$65,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage Minnesota companies on the importance and relevance of state and federal climate and energy policies to their business operations and economic success

Chamber Music Society of Minnesota

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$40,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

Charles Sturt University

1 Grant

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Wagga Wagga, Australia

$100,000
2015
International
for graduate research training opportunities for African students in agricultural ecology to support food security

Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$105,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support, and for capital investment in physical expansion
$30,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
$30,000
2014
Arts
for general operating support

Children’s Defense Fund

1 Grant

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Washington, D.C., MN

$115,000
2018
Education
to support the operations of the Minnesota chapter of CDF and to enhance capacity for parent leadership and advocacy

Children’s Theater Company and School

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
$100,000
2014
Arts
for general operating support
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