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Citizens League

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support a project that would envision what a future region should look like for Minnesota if designed by today's new and younger thought leaders
$50,000
2018
Region & Communities
to fund the Capitol Pathways Leadership Program
$100,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
to help build a leadership pipeline representing people of color and Indigenous communities

Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$650,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

City of Duluth

1 Grant

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Duluth, MN

$50,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to plan and design energy infrastructure for the Duluth business district that is highly-efficient and that facilitates utilization of renewable energy resources

City of Grand Marais

1 Grant

Grand Marais, MN

$20,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the development and implementation of a Grand Marais Climate Action Plan

City of Lakes Community Land Trust

2 Grants

$250,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating and project support
$100,000
2016
Region & Communities
to grow impact of land trust homeownership and expanding partnership to serve the region at greater scale

City of Minneapolis

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support city clean energy engagement at the Public Utilities Commission
$10,000
2017
Region & Communities
to fund Hearing Tenant Voices -- a training project that uses theater-based methodology to shift implicit bias within Minneapolis Housing Inspections Services
$75,000
2016
Region & Communities
to coordinate new and existing resources in a comprehensive way in a specific geographic area to make transformative change in disenfranchised Minneapolis communities based on community input and city council direction
$150,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the implementation of the Minneapolis commercial building energy rating and disclosure ordinance

City of St. Paul

5 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support robust community engagement in the development of a climate action and adaptation plan and to match funds secured for the City Energy Project for the City of Saint Paul
$50,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support a new pedestrian safety/policy coordinator position whose role it will be to proactively improve walkability in St. Paul
$60,000
2016
Region & Communities
to advance a sustainable, equitable urban development design for the Ford Plant site incorporating green energy and transit connectivity using an innovative and market-ready zoning and public realm plan
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to leverage the implementation of the City of St. Paul’s 8-80 Vitality Economic Development Initiative
$75,000
2014
Region & Communities
to prepare a "net zero" energy system conceptual design for the 140- acre St. Paul Ford site that integrates renewable energy sources and innovative emerging technologies to power a carbon neutral, dense mixed-use, urban neighborhood

City Parks Alliance

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$35,000
2015
Region & Communities
to strengthen local capacity to increase public and private investment in the region's urban parks, enhancing the region's competitiveness

Civic Consulting Minnesota

1 Grant

Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2015
Region & Communities
to pilot mission-driven civic consultancy serving more sustainable, equitable local government services

Clean Energy Economy Minnesota

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$300,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$300,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Clean Energy States Alliance

2 Grants

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Montpelier, VT

$25,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support CESA membership opportunities and peer-to-peer networking activities for public energy agencies in Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin
$50,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand membership opportunities in the Midwest and provide states with peer-to-peer networking opportunities and technical assistance

Clean Energy Trust

3 Grants

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Chicago, IL

$175,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the development and amplification of the Midwest clean energy jobs report
$75,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to update the clean energy jobs annual report Clean Jobs Midwest and to amplify the report's results
$200,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to conduct a Midwest clean energy jobs survey and to communicate the story of the clean energy economy in the region

Clean Lakes Alliance, Inc

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$50,000
2014
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural runoff entering the Yahara watershed and harming Madison's lakes

Clean Up The River Environment

5 Grants

$205,000
2019
Mississippi River
to support CURE’s Water Program and Minnesota Water Ethic Charter Development
$300,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage rural communities in Minnesota around clean energy and efficient opportunities
$300,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage rural communities in clean energy and efficiency opportunities
$80,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage rural communities in clean energy and efficiency opportunities
$140,000
2014
Mississippi River
to build a network of Minnesota River basin citizens committed to a healthy Minnesota River

Clean Wisconsin

9 Grants

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Madison, WI

$75,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Wisconsin Climate Table
$250,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$150,000
2018
Mississippi River
to address Wisconsin’s agricultural water pollution and protect water resources by defending existing rules and advancing new initiatives
$150,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Wisconsin Climate Table
$185,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the Wisconsin Climate Table to build a stronger, equitable climate movement in Wisconsin
$350,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support of Clean Wisconsin's Energy and Climate Program
$120,000
2016
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution by working with agencies, point-source pollution sources, and agricultural partners to implement Wisconsin’s innovative phosphorus rule
$50,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to pilot innovative utility projects and rate designs with Wisconsin utilities to increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs
$100,000
2014
Mississippi River
to advance Wisconsin’s innovative strategy to reduce agricultural pollution of the state’s rivers and lakes

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy

4 Grants

$315,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$315,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support actions that reduce climate pollution and foster local solutions and sustainability throughout the state of Minnesota
$75,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support implementation of Climate Minnesota Convenings across the state, engaging greater Minnesota communities in dialogue about climate change impacts and local climate solutions
$80,000
2014
Midwest Climate & Energy
to implement forums across Minnesota and follow-up support for scalable community-level actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster sustainability

Coalition of Asian American Leaders

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support leadership programming through CAAL Leaders MOVEE: Making Our Voices Effective for Equity
$200,000
2018
Education
for general operating support

Coffee House Press

2 Grants

$180,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$120,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support

Colorado State University Foundation

2 Grants

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Fort Collins, CO

$661,000
2019
International
Building and assessing soil health in smallholder systems: research and engagement across the CCRP
$630,000
2016
International
Building soil quality across the CCRP program: multi-context research and engagement on residues and soil organic matter management

CommonBond Communities

4 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$525,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for a feasibility study on an umbrella partnership real estate investment trust (UPREIT)
$550,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for project funding to advance work with Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing
$20,000
2015
Region & Communities
to develop a business plan around integrating an unsubsidized affordable housing strategy
$500,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Commonweal Theatre Company

3 Grants

$50,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support
$50,000
2015
Arts
for general operating support
$100,000
2014
Arts
in support of the Common Roots Campaign

Community of Peace Academy

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$405,000
2016
Education
to align and improve school leadership and literacy instruction from PreK-3rd grade

Community Reinvestment Fund

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support the development and operation of a Small Business Micro Equity Opportunity Fund in Minnesota
$250,000
2014
Region & Communities
to fund a loan loss reserve for a $5 million plus Twin Cities Small Business Loan Fund expanding access to capital in underserved markets and on transportation corridors

Compatible Technology 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

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support and strengthen CLUES' Career Development Services and Youth Career Training & Internship programs
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support and strengthen its workforce development program
$90,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support the CLUES Economic Vitality and Civic Engagement program

Concordia University St. Paul

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$50,000
2014
Region & Communities
to map and analyze regional African immigrant economic opportunities along the Blue Line, Green Line, and Bottineau Transitways

Conflict Resolution Center

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2017
Region & Communities
to participate in a redesign of the use of mediation pre-eviction and eviction processes to keep families housed

Congregations Caring for Creation

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$250,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$175,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build capacity for Just Community Solar teams to operate in four regions of MN
$75,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build the capacity to create a Just Community Solar Program for Minnesota faith communities

Conservation Minnesota

6 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$600,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$653,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support, regional organizing capacity on clean energy, and outreach and education around nitrate pollution and its impacts on drinking water
$300,000
2015
Mississippi River
to build capacity in greater Minnesota
$75,000
2015
Midwest Climate & Energy
for grassroots outreach on clean energy
$100,000
2015
Arts
for the Legacy Amendment Accountability Project
$45,000
2014
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Conservative Energy Network

1 Grant

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Lansing, MI

$200,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support

Construction Careers Foundation

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
to establish a construction workforce pipeline preparing diverse individuals for employment in the construction of the Southwest and Bottineau light rail projects
$50,000
2014
Region & Communities
for program/project support to address the construction training gap in the Twin Cities

Consultative Group on Biological Diversity

2 Grants

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San Francisco, CA

$125,000
2019
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build grassroots campaign capacity in the Midwest
$150,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support grassroots campaign research and technical assistance in the Midwest to advance clean energy

Contemporary Dance Arts

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$50,000
2016
Arts
for general operating support
$50,000
2014
Arts
for general operating support

Cookie Cart

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2016
Region & Communities
to renovate a vacant building on the east side of St. Paul to house a nonprofit bakery that annually employs 100 low-income youth

Cooperative Development Fund of CDS

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$25,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support development of a sustainable business model for neighborhood-based community development investment cooperative

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization

4 Grants

$130,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support the Minneapolis Renters Coalition’s work to create a housing system that provides safe, decent, affordable, and stable rental housing in Minneapolis
$120,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$75,000
2014
Region & Communities
to revitalize business nodes in the Hiawatha corridor by driving equitable, resident-driven bricks and mortar commercial and mixed-use development

Cornell University

4 Grants

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Ithaca, NY

$190,000
2017
International
Capacity Strengthening for Legume Diversity and Agroecology Research in Ethiopia
$135,000
2015
International
for the project, Capacity Strengthening for a New Ethiopian Agroecology Network
$674,000
2014
International
for the project, Singida Nutrition and Agroecology Project (SNAP)
$62,961
2014
International
for the project, Indigenous Bio-Fertilizer Development for Agro-Ecological Intensification of Sustainable Enset-Legume-Cereal Production in South and Southwestern Ethiopian Smallholder Farming System

Corporation for Supportive Housing

1 Grant

$300,000
2015
Region & Communities
to provide advanced technical support, financing, and innovative solutions that improve the quality of life in affordable housing for the most vulnerable people in our society while creating healthier, livable communities for all

Council on American-Islamic Relations Minnesota

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Minneapolis, MN

Council on Foundations

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$20,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the Inclusive Economic Prosperity Convening and its Community of Practice involving grantees and key partners

Creative Enterprise Zone

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$80,000
2018
Region & Communities
to build organizational capacity

Cub Consumer Education and Research Fund

1 Grant

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Chicago, IL

$450,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to provide operational and program support for a Minnesota Citizens Utility Board office

Cultural Data Project

2 Grants

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Philadelphia, PA

$70,000
2016
Arts
to support delivery of data collection, aggregation, and reporting services for Minnesota arts and culture organizations
$35,000
2015
Arts
to advance data collection, aggregation, and reporting for the arts and culture sector in Minnesota

Culture Identity and Resources Use and Management

3 Grants

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Hanoi, Vietnam

$195,000
2018
International
to support Strengthening Capacities of the Forest People's Land Rights Network for Advocacy Expansion (LandNet)
$100,000
2016
International
for strengthening capacity building of local communities for natural resources management and environmental protection via sustainable livelihood activities
$90,000
2014
International
to support the Forest Peoples Land Rights Network

Current Innovation NFP

1 Grant

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Chicago, IL

$150,000
2018
Mississippi River
to develop the Illinois Nutrient Trading Initiative

Cycles for Change

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$140,000
2017
Region & Communities
to sustain and grow equity-based bicycle education, outreach, and engagement efforts to ensure that the health, financial, and empowerment benefits of bicycling are shared by all
$80,000
2015
Region & Communities
to sustain and expand equity-based bicycle education, outreach, and advocacy efforts to ensure that health, financial, and empowerment benefits of bicycling are shared by all

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship

1 Grant

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Medford, WI

$125,000
2015
Mississippi River
to train a new generation of farmers on dairy grazing in Minnesota, thereby increasing the acreage in pasture and providing dramatic water quality benefits

Dakota Wicohan

2 Grants

$60,000
2017
Arts
to support the Tawokaga arts program for Dakota artists in southwestern Minnesota
$60,000
2015
Arts
to support the Tawokaga arts program for Dakota artists in southwestern Minnesota

Dance USA

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$30,000
2014
Arts
to support the Minnesota dance community's participation in the Dance/USA 2014 Annual Conference in Minneapolis June 18-21

Dane County

1 Grant

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Madison, WI

$25,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to fund modeling and analysis to develop a climate action plan for Dane County
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