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Audubon Center of the North Woods

1 Grant

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Sandstone, MN

$75,000
2018
Education
to support The School Leadership Project in sustaining the work of the Regional Turnaround Strategy Group

Ayada Leads

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

Ballet Works

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2020
Arts
for general operating support
$75,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$80,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support

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

Bdote Learning Center

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$80,000
2019
Education
to build capacity of parents to advocate for students and schools at the board, state, and legislative levels, and for general operating support

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

3 Grants

$250,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and to build capacity in advancing equitable housing policies statewide
$150,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2016
Region & Communities
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

$45,000
2018
Arts
to support the Miikanan Gallery

Bemidji State University

1 Grant

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Bemidji, MN

$50,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to update Bemidji State University’s Climate Action Plan

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$300,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating and project support to continue advancing active transportation and safe routes to school and to explore active transportation related greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies and business initiatives in the Twin Cities
$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

Bii Gii Wiin Community Development Loan Fund

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

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

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$150,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Midcontinent States Environmental and Energy Regulators (MSEER) project

Black Label Movement

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$40,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support
$40,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support

Blake School

2 Grants

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Hopkins, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
for support of an aspiring teaching fellow internship and the implementation of a Breakthrough Collaborative Salesforce data management system
$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

$75,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to continue engagement of stakeholders in clean, economic transition plans across Minnesota
$85,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to continue engagement of stakeholders in clean economic transition plans across Minnesota
$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

Bluestem Communications

2 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

Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System

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Madison, WI

Bountifield International

1 Grant

$450,000
2017
International
Advancing the Development and Adoption of Post-harvest Grain Legume Technologies by Smallholder Farmers in Malawi and Tanzania

Breakthrough Twin Cities

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2019
Education
for general operating support

Brownbody

2 Grants

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Vadnais Heights, MN

$40,000
2020
Arts
for general operating support
$40,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support

Build Wealth Minnesota

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$320,000
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

Building Dignity and Respect Standards Council

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Minneapolis, MN

Business Council for Sustainable Energy

4 Grants

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Washington, DC

$32,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to promote Bloomberg New Energy Finance's annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook with a focus on Minnesota and Midwest clean energy markets
$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

Cannon River Watershed Partnership

2 Grants

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Northfield, MN

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
to support agricultural conservation in the Cannon River Watershed

Cantus

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$60,000
2020
Arts
for general operating support
$60,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$60,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support

CAPI USA

2 Grants

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Brooklyn Center, MN

$150,000
2020
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support
$450,000
2018
Region & Communities
for the Immigrant Opportunity Center capital campaign, and for general operating support

Capital Institute

1 Grant

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Greenwich, CT

$95,000
2020
International
Blue Marble Infrastructure Phase 2

Catalyst Arts

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$70,000
2019
Arts
for support of Catalyst programming

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

2 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

Center for American Progress

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the From the State House to the White House Initiative to build upon local/state climate leadership to lay the roadmap for nationwide climate action
$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 Earth, Energy and Democracy

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to increase access to energy efficiency programs by underrepresented populations through a peer-learning network of community organizations and redesigning efficiency programs
$15,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support planning and coordination of community trainings on air permit commenting

Center for Economic Inclusion

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$1,000,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$75,000
2019
Education
to support the Northside Funders Group in improving the quality of education delivered in North Minneapolis by increasing parent engagement and influence
$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

6 Grants

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Cambridge, MA

$10,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$10,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$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
$10,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$10,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$10,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Center for Energy and Environment

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$425,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to defend, evolve, and expand Minnesota’s energy efficiency policies, and to accelerate to a just and equitable decarbonized grid in Minnesota and the Midwest
$500,000
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, and for general operating support
$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

Center for Hmong Arts and Talent

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

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

Center for International Policy

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$1,000,000
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, and for general operating support

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

2 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

Center for Planning Excellence

3 Grants

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Baton Rouge, LA

$300,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$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

8 Grants

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Lyons, NE

$300,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build long-term community organizing capacity through multi-issue advocacy and engagement in rural Minnesota and Iowa
$610,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and efforts to improve Midwest water quality and climate change mitigation through federal agriculture and conservation policies, and to support a Farm Bill education event in Minneapolis
$340,000
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, and for general operating support
$250,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
to build power and capacity through clean energy organizing in rural Iowa and Minnesota communities
$722,000
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

Center for Rural Policy and Development

2 Grants

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Mankato, MN

$225,000
2018
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support
$150,000
2016
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support

Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development

2 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

Central Minnesota Arts Board

1 Grant

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Foley, MN

$200,000
2019
Arts
for re-granting programs in support of individual artists

Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement

2 Grants

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Paris, France

$420,000
2020
International
CowpeaSquare 2: Co-designing and scaling-up of cropping systems through the integration of decentralized varietal selection and agroecological crop management options
$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

1 Grant

Owatonna, MN

$10,000
2019
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for general operating support

Centro de Estudios Regionales Andinos Bartolomé de Las Casas

1 Grant

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Cusco, Peru

$300,000
2019
International
Food system innovation at scale in Cusco: a joint learning approach

Centro de Trabajadores Unidos En La Lucha

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$175,000
2020
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support

Centro Tyrone Guzman

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2018
Education
to expand parent engagement and advocacy efforts, and for general operating support

Ceres

8 Grants

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Boston, MA

$100,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to expand funding to launch new work on capital markets and sustainability
$400,000
2019
Mississippi River
to leverage Ceres’ influence with institutional investors and food/agriculture companies to accelerate a transition toward improved corporate water stewardship, and for general operating support
$150,000
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
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