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Minnesota Brownfields

7 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$300,000
2017
Region & Communities
to provide support for Minnesota Brownfields regional leadership promoting the economic, environmental, and social benefits of brownfield redevelopment, and for general operating support
$40,000
2016
Region & Communities
to quantify and communicate the value of public investments in reuse of contaminated, blighted land for urban infill redevelopment
$130,000
2015
Region & Communities
to provide support for Minnesota Brownfields regional leadership promoting the economic, environmental, and social benefits of brownfield redevelopment
$79,000
2013
Region & Communities
to provide support for policy and research work on regional redevelopment and for local land recycling tools and assistance
$50,000
2011
Region & Communities
to fund research, education, advocacy, and policy development related to brownfields and community revitalization
$25,000
2009
Region & Communities
for project support for an organization that promotes the reuse and redevelopment of brownfields
$75,000
2007
Region & Communities
for project support for an organization that promotes the reuse and redevelopment of brownfields

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

6 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$675,000
2010
Region & Communities
to protect and restore the Mississippi River system in Minnesota, and to support public policy advocacy for transportation and transit choice
$680,000
2008
Region & Communities
to reduce the impacts of regional growth by promoting balanced transportation investment and land use decisions, and to protect and improve water quality in the Minnesota and Upper Mississippi River basins
$15,000
2007
Region & Communities
to perform a regional public opinion poll on transportation funding
$655,000
2006
Region & Communities
to reduce the impacts of regional growth by promoting balanced transportation investment and land use decisions, and to protect and improve water quality in the Minnesota and Upper Mississippi River basins
$776,798
2004
Region & Communities
To reduce the impacts of regional growth, support the Embrace Open Space campaign, and protect and improve water quality in the Minnesota and Upper Mississippi River basins
$150,000
2004
Region & Communities
To support the Embrace Open Space campaign's ongoing communication efforts

Minnesota Chamber Foundation

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$15,000
2020
Region & Communities
to update research completed in 2013 that analyzed the Economic Contributions of Immigrants in Minnesota
$75,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support RealTime Talent's efforts to implement integrative workforce solutions

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

5 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
for the Homes for All coalition and advocacy
$115,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$80,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$70,000
2012
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$40,000
2007
Region & Communities
for the Housing Solutions public policy campaign

Minnesota Community Land Trust Coalition

5 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$40,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$60,000
2013
Region & Communities
for operating and program support
$60,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$60,000
2009
Region & Communities
to increase the capacity of a coalition of land trusts to promote affordable home ownership in Minnesota
$40,000
2008
Region & Communities
to increase the capacity of a coalition of land trusts to promote affordable home ownership in Minnesota

Minnesota Home Ownership Center

5 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$250,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$225,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$250,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$400,000
2013
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for project support for Framework, the Center’s new web-based business model
$300,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

4 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$20,000
2015
Region & Communities
for research focusing on growing senior housing needs, strategies, and return on investment for low-income homeowners and aging in place
$70,000
2015
Region & Communities
to create a shared subordinate finance legal document and process that will reduce the per-unit cost of affordable rental housing
$75,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support the MN Challenge Idea Competition to lower per-unit cost of developing affordable rental housing and increase the supply
$25,000
2013
Region & Communities
to unlock housing finance strategies to expand mixed-income housing in transit-served neighborhoods

Minnesota Housing Partnership

10 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$600,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and to build public will and increase investment needed to address the gap between income and housing costs through advocacy, innovations, and practice
$450,000
2017
Region & Communities
to expand housing affordability as a step toward economic vitality and sustainability and build public will to increase capacity, policy, and resources needed to increase production and preservation of affordable housing
$550,000
2015
Region & Communities
to expand housing affordability as a step toward economic vitality and sustainability and build public will to increase capacity, policy, and resources needed to increase production and preservation of affordable housing
$650,000
2013
Region & Communities
to build public will and increase resources needed to address the gap between income and housing costs, and to assist regions/communities as they expand housing affordability as a step toward economic vitality and sustainability
$700,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating, capacity building, and public awareness and housing policy support
$30,000
2010
Region & Communities
to produce a mini-documentary program with Twin Cities Public Television to address affordable housing issues
$750,000
2009
Region & Communities
for general operating, capacity building, and public awareness and housing policy support
$1,000,000
2007
Region & Communities
for general operating, capacity building, and public awareness and housing policy support
$550,000
2006
Region & Communities
for general operating, capacity building, and public awareness and housing policy support
$1,110,000
2004
Region & Communities
To strengthen the capacity of nonprofits and communities to preserve and create affordable housing in Greater Minnesota, and for a statewide public education and advocacy effort to increase investments in affordable housing

Minnesota Land Trust

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$25,000
2006
Region & Communities
for program merger exploration with 1000 Friends of Minnesota and Great River Greening

Minnesota Public Radio

2 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$50,000
2019
Region & Communities
to highlight the stories and voices of low-income communities of color sharing best practices, strategies, and tactics for growing financial capabilities and expose the systemic barriers that inhibit success
$45,000
2017
Region & Communities
to execute a statewide survey aimed at better understanding Minnesota residents, and to create exceptional journalism reflecting the results of the survey

MinnPost

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$40,000
2010
Region & Communities
to expand reporting on regional growth issues

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$30,000
2017
Region & Communities
to explore the feasibility and development of the region's only Integrated Utility Hub -- an environmental restorative facility that turns waste products into productive economic outputs

National Center for State Courts

2 Grants

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Williamsburg, VA

$75,000
2016
Region & Communities
to provide best practices and related consultation to the Second Judicial District (encompassing Ramsey County) and its Housing Court work
$49,000
2016
Region & Communities
to provide best practices and consultation to the 4th Judicial District (encompassing Hennepin County) and its Housing Court work

Native American Community Development Institute

8 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$225,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$225,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support and project support
$150,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$200,000
2012
Region & Communities
for general operating support for implementation of the American Indian Cultural Corridor and to build the assets of urban American Indian people and planning support for the Turtle Island Market
$150,000
2010
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2010
Region & Communities
to build out office space and the new All My Relations Arts space
$150,000
2008
Region & Communities
for community development activities in the American Indian community, and to implement a comprehensive American Indian economic cultural corridor plan
$75,000
2007
Region & Communities
for community development activities in the American Indian community, and to develop a comprehensive American Indian economic cultural corridor plan

Native Governance Center

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support a regionally-focused curriculum redesign for the Native Nation Rebuilders program in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Duluth American Indian Studies Department, and for professional development for Rebuilders

Natural Resources Defense Council

1 Grant

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New York, NY

$200,000
2015
Region & Communities
to promote regional strategic alignment of investments in transportation, community and workforce development, and affordable housing in the Metropolitan region

Neighborhood Development Alliance

4 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$140,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$140,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for strategic planning
$220,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support the West Side Collaborative

Neighborhood Development Center

12 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$550,000
2019
Region & Communities
to build a state of the art business incubator in the Frogtown Neighborhood of St. Paul, and for general operating support
$300,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$325,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for support of the Midtown Global Market
$42,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support preservation efforts for the Mercado Central Incubator anchor to the East Lake Street Latino Business District
$400,000
2013
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for new initiatives expanding work geographically and to mid-sized businesses
$500,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$300,000
2009
Region & Communities
to provide small business training, lending, and technical assistance in four neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul
$900,000
2007
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for the Midtown Global Market project
$75,000
2007
Region & Communities
to strengthen the Midtown Global Market by supporting a one year assessment, development of a business improvement plan, and increased marketing
$250,000
2006
Region & Communities
for entrepreneur training, lending, and technical assistance programs
$300,000
2005
Region & Communities
for additional support to complete the financing of the Global Marketplace
$600,000
2004
Region & Communities
To support the Global Marketplace project

Neighborhood House

8 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$50,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$255,000
2010
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$200,000
2008
Region & Communities
for an organization that serves youth and families on St. Paul's west side
$200,000
2007
Region & Communities
for general operating support of a community organization that serves youth and families on St. Paul's west side, for transition funds, and for technology
$75,000
2006
Region & Communities
for a capacity building campaign
$200,000
2005
Region & Communities
for a community organization that serves youth and families on St. Paul's west side
$100,000
2005
Region & Communities
for a new building that expands the operations of a multiservice organization
$100,000
2004
Region & Communities
For a community organization that serves youth and families on St. Paul's west side

Neighborworks Home Partners

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2018
Region & Communities
to grow the capacity of a Twin Cities based Neighborworks Homeownership Center through expansion of current community lending programs and operationalizing the first mortgage program, and for general operating support
$25,000
2016
Region & Communities
to expand capacity and support the creation and launch of a community friendly first mortgage lending program with Sunrise Bank to address homeownership disparity gaps in the Twin Cities

New American Development Center

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Nexus Community Partners

10 Grants

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St Paul, MN

$975,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for regranting funding to advance racial and economic equity in the Twin Cities region through community engagement, leadership development, and community wealth building
$600,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating and regranting support
$175,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support the Community Engagement Team’s Outreach and Engagement Regranting Program
$700,000
2014
Region & Communities
to strengthen the capacity of community organizations, leaders, and networks to create sustainable change for their community and the region
$250,000
2013
Region & Communities
to fund the Community Engagement Team's Outreach and Engagement Grant Program
$25,000
2013
Region & Communities
to build organizational and leadership capacity of McKnight grantees
$775,000
2012
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$40,000
2011
Region & Communities
to support Twin Cities networking related to and participation in the 2011 Policy Link Equity Summit
$450,000
2011
Region & Communities
to support community engagement and asset building in three communities and across the metro area
$400,000
2010
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and to build capacity

North Point Health and Wellness Center

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$25,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support the transition of the Neighborhood Orange Bike Program from Nice Ride Minnesota to a permanent home within North Point Health and Wellness
$100,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Northcountry Cooperative Foundation

7 Grants

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Columbia Heights, MN

$300,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$200,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$200,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$200,000
2012
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$250,000
2010
Region & Communities
for efforts to preserve affordable housing units through manufactured home park cooperatives
$400,000
2008
Region & Communities
to transform manufactured home parks into resident owned communities
$150,000
2005
Region & Communities
to enable owners of manufactured homes to own their land

Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$10,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support a business leadership program serving emerging POCI entrepreneurs

Northside Achievement Zone

8 Grants

$400,000
2019
Region & Communities
for support of NAZ’s Education, Career & Finance, and Parent Leadership and Systems Change strategies
$300,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support career and finance, parent leadership, and systems change strategies
$250,000
2015
Region & Communities
for support of Northside Achievement Zone’s education and career and finance work
$125,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$10,000
2010
Region & Communities
to support the Northside Achievement Zone during its planning phase
$20,000
2009
Region & Communities
to support the Northside Achievement Zone's efforts to apply for Promise Neighborhood federal funds
$80,000
2009
Region & Communities
to support community empowerment efforts in north Minneapolis
$80,000
2007
Region & Communities
to support community empowerment efforts in north Minneapolis

Northside Economic Opportunity Network

7 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2013
Region & Communities
for support of entrepreneur training, technical assistance, and coordinated economic opportunity activities in north Minneapolis
$65,000
2011
Region & Communities
to increase the delivery of technical assistance to north Minneapolis entrepreneurs
$140,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$60,000
2010
Region & Communities
to strengthen business development, community growth, and entrepreneurship in north Minneapolis

One Roof Community Housing

1 Grant

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Duluth, MN

$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
to restructure its organization and recapitalize working capital funds

Pillsbury United Communities

10 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$400,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support and one-time innovation funding
$275,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support, project-based innovation for Human Centered Design, and the School Board Academy
$200,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support the capital campaign of North Market
$288,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating and project support
$300,000
2013
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$40,000
2012
Region & Communities
to support the relocation of Waite House to a new location
$300,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$340,000
2009
Region & Communities
for a multiservice organization that serves children and families in Minneapolis
$600,000
2006
Region & Communities
for a multiservice organization that serves children and families
$450,000
2004
Region & Communities
For a community center that serves low-income children and families

Plymouth Christian Youth Center

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$75,000
2010
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$200,000
2008
Region & Communities
for an organization that serves children and families in north Minneapolis

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

5 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$70,000
2013
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$35,000
2012
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$120,000
2006
Region & Communities
for an organization that serves the Powderhorn Park neighborhood in south Minneapolis
$100,000
2005
Region & Communities
for building purchase and renovation
$70,000
2004
Region & Communities
For an organization that serves the Powderhorn Park neighborhood in south Minneapolis

Prepare and Prosper

6 Grants

$275,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$275,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$250,000
2016
Region & Communities
to build financial inclusion for the financially underserved through a suite of financial products that allow them to safely and affordably transact, save, and rebuild credit
$200,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$190,000
2013
Region & Communities
to develop economically vibrant neighborhoods by improving the financial capability of low-income residents and small businesses
$50,000
2012
Region & Communities
to facilitate economic security and family stability for AccountAbility Minnesota's low- to moderate-income customers and to build neighborhoods by bringing dollars into low-income areas

Project for Pride in Living

12 Grants

$750,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support and a targeted investment to explore a new model of affordable housing production
$500,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support the renovation and expansion of PPL's Learning Center, and the creation of a working capital for pool for accelerated affordable housing production and preservation
$550,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support and project support related to technology and adaptive improvement to the organization's work
$500,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$500,000
2012
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$50,000
2011
Region & Communities
to increase Project for Pride in Living's capacity to redevelop and manage scattered-site foreclosed affordable rental properties resulting in improved and revitalized neighborhoods aligned with transit and access to opportunities
$300,000
2010
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$100,000
2010
Region & Communities
to support the second phase of the Phillips Partnership Housing Stabilization Initiative
$75,000
2008
Region & Communities
for the merger of Loring Nicollet-Bethlehem Community Centers and Project for Pride in Living
$600,000
2007
Region & Communities
for an organization that assists low-income individuals and families by providing housing, jobs, and training
$300,000
2005
Region & Communities
for an organization that assists low-income individuals and families by providing housing, jobs, and training
$70,000
2004
Region & Communities
For an organization that assists low-income individuals and families by providing housing, jobs, and training

Ramsey County

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$50,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support the launch of a Rice-Larpenteur Gateway Alliance to provide guidance of improvement projects and redevelopment within the Rice-Larpenteur Gateway corridor
$50,000
2017
Region & Communities
to complete a person-level inventory of the skills and interests of residents within Minneapolis and St. Paul

ReConnectRondo

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$170,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for a feasibility study

Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2019
Region & Communities
to invest in the leadership development of Muslim women to create economically vibrant neighborhoods, and for general operating support

Rondo Community Land Trust

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$120,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support the Selby-Milton-Victoria Housing and Commercial Land Trust

Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation

28 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$10,000
2020
Region & Communities
to advance timely community needs
$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support sustainable transportation and built environment policy and program analysis (including technical assistance and communications efforts) that improves accessibility, affordability, and climate resiliency in Minnesota
$300,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support the East Side Funders Group
$500,000
2019
Region & Communities
for program support, building out the Office of Financial Empowerment, the Financial Capability Network, and CollegeBound Saint Paul, a new effort of the Carter Administration in St. Paul
$150,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the East Side Funders Group
$500,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support Itasca Project initiatives to enhance equitable regional economic competitiveness and quality of life, and to support expansion of a CEO DEI cohort
$75,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support implementation of the recently enacted Federal Opportunity Zones to attract new private capital to designated poverty census tracts in MSP
$530,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support the Minneapolis St. Paul Workforce Innovation Network, a philanthropic collaborative whose mission is to substantially increase the number of adults earning family-sustaining wages, especially people of color
$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
To support the East Side Funders Group
$70,000
2016
Region & Communities
to reform a regional governance body and strategic plan to guide regional workforce development under new federal performance parameters
$200,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support Itasca Project initiatives to enhance regional economic competitiveness and quality of life, and expand prosperity for all
$250,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support sustainability and access to Wanted Analytics as a workforce development tool providing real time jobs information to inform more market oriented decisions and prompt system change
$500,000
2015
Region & Communities
to fund the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Workforce Innovation Network (MSPWin), a philanthropic collaborative whose mission is to dramatically increase the number of adults earning family-sustaining wages, especially targeting people of color
$22,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support effective educational communications into the 2015 legislative session
$250,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support the Itasca Project's acceleration of the build-out of the region’s Transit Network and advance regional equitable economic development
$150,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support regional equitable economic competitiveness strategies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region through the Partnership for Regional Opportunity
$75,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support next phase of Itasca's Transportation/Transit ROI work
$575,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative for its final phase of work
$750,000
2013
Region & Communities
to make a catalytic investment in the new Twin Cities Workforce Innovation Network to support start-up operations and help seed the Network’s Innovation Fund
$200,000
2012
Region & Communities
to support the development of the Central Corridor Anchor Partnership
$300,000
2012
Region & Communities
to support Itasca Project initiatives to enhance regional economic competitiveness and quality of life
$850,000
2010
Region & Communities
to support the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative and its Catalyst Fund
$350,000
2010
Region & Communities
to support the Itasca Project's initiatives to enhance regional economic competitiveness, including transportation, transit, and quality of life
$400,000
2008
Region & Communities
for the Itasca Project initiatives to build financial literacy and address regional socio-economic disparities
$1,575,000
2007
Region & Communities
to support two projects, the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative and Learning Network, and the Catalyst Fund
$200,000
2006
Region & Communities
to support efforts of the Itasca Project to address regional economic disparities
$350,000
2005
Region & Communities
to support the Itasca Project's efforts to address critical regional economic and quality of life issues while building a new foundation of civic leadership for the Twin Cities
$500,000
2005
Region & Communities
to support the Itasca Project's efforts to address critical regional economic and quality of life issues while building a new foundation of civic leadership for the Twin Cities

Saint Paul Downtown Alliance

1 Grant

St. Paul, MN

$110,000
2020
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Conservancy

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation

8 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$237,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$225,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for project funding supporting and enabling leadership in the regional placemaking agenda, including but not limited to St. Paul and the east metro region
$25,000
2013
Region & Communities
to host a yearlong, four-part series on Next Generation Cities, featuring internationally recognized speakers to inform and inspire residents, public officials, and diverse stakeholders on urban design and innovation for great city building
$250,000
2013
Region & Communities
for general operating support for the organization's place-making and design leadership in Saint Paul
$250,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$310,000
2009
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and to implement the National Great River Park plan
$600,000
2006
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$200,000
2005
Region & Communities
for general operations, and to support implementation of the Saint Paul on the Mississippi Development Framework

Seward Redesign

10 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$250,000
2019
Region & Communities
to construct an interdependent, financially and environmentally sustainable multi-tenant building for arts and urban farming in a diverse, transit-connected community
$180,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$165,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support and for planning, predevelopment, and land acquisition in the Station Areas of the Blue Line LRT
$130,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for continued planning and land acquisition in the Station Areas of the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit Line
$140,000
2012
Region & Communities
for general operating and project support
$200,000
2010
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for the cost of master planning for the 4-acre Seward Commons transit-oriented development site
$140,000
2008
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$300,000
2006
Region & Communities
to support a collaborative process for building community-based transit-oriented development projects throughout the Hiawatha LRT corridor
$140,000
2004
Region & Communities
For a community development corporation that works in five south Minneapolis neighborhoods
$51,571
2004
Region & Communities
For The Franklin Development Project, a collaborative planning process for redevelopment efforts along Franklin Avenue

Shared-Use Mobility Center

4 Grants

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Chicago, IL

$85,000
2019
Region & Communities
to initiate implementation of the Twin Cities Shared-Use Mobility Collaborative to advance accessible, affordable, and resilient mobility for all
$100,000
2018
Region & Communities
to implement the Twin Cities Shared Mobility Action Plan by supporting the plan’s Implementation Council through technical assistance and research concerning plan priorities, including micro-transit pilots, mobility hubs, and policy reforms
$75,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support implementation of a regional Shared Mobility Action Plan to increase use of transportation options, reduce levels of car ownership, and reduce emissions while improving access to jobs from underserved communities
$75,000
2016
Region & Communities
for a planning grant to develop a Shared Mobility Implementation Plan to help increase alternative transportation usage in the region, reduce car ownership and ensure low-income populations and neighborhoods benefit

Sierra Club Foundation

8 Grants

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Oakland, CA

$240,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the Land Use and Transportation Organizing Project which supports sustainable regional development and accelerating the build-out of the metropolitan transit network
$135,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support the Land Use and Transportation Organizing Project which supports sustainable regional development and accelerating the build-out of the metropolitan transit network
$120,000
2014
Region & Communities
for the Land Use and Transportation Organizing Project, which supports sustainable regional development and accelerating the build-out of the metropolitan transit network
$140,000
2012
Region & Communities
to support the Land Use and Transportation Organizing Project
$140,000
2010
Region & Communities
to support the Land Use and Transportation Organizing project
$167,929
2008
Region & Communities
to support the Land Use and Transportation Organizing Project
$180,000
2006
Region & Communities
to support the Land Use and Transportation Organizing Project
$153,954
2004
Region & Communities
To support citizen involvement in local land use decision making and protection of open space

Smart Growth America

12 Grants

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Washington, DC

$475,000
2019
Region & Communities
to connect climate and equitable development with transportation investments and growth patterns in the minds of the public and policymakers and to propose ways to minimize their impacts on communities and the environment
$110,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support Minnesota Department of Transportation's new artist-in-residency program
$250,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support a coalition of public, private, governmental, and community-based organizations in candidate education in the 2018 elections and the 2019 state legislative session on transportation and transit policy and funding
$275,000
2018
Region & Communities
to build capacity with new city staff in Minneapolis and Saint Paul tasked with integrating new technologies and mobility options into the Public Works departments and coordinating smart mobility projects across the region
$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
to engage regional chambers to educate for transit’s strategic role in economic development
$550,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support collaborative work with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to incorporate new economic, environmental, public health, livability, and equity metrics into MnDOT’s decisionmaking
$68,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support overcoming policy and design barriers to state-aid highways as multi-modal transportation corridors that support transit-oriented development, complete streets, and equitable active living in Hennepin County
$175,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support collaborative work with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to develop return on investment approaches that advance an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable transportation network in the state
$75,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support collaborative work with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Council to advance a vision and funding plan for sustainable transportation and transit in the metropolitan region and the state
$60,000
2011
Region & Communities
for coalition building, education, and advocacy among real estate developers and investors in support of local, state, and federal transportation reform and funding
$97,000
2010
Region & Communities
to support comprehensive transportation reform at the federal level through involvement of and considering its impact on the Twin Cities region, and for the next steps in implementing the Regional Sustainability Indicator work
$75,000
2008
Region & Communities
to support comprehensive transportation reform at the federal level to impact the Twin Cities region

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$136,000
2017
Region & Communities
to improve fair access to quality affordable rental housing in collaboration with the judicial system and community

Springboard for the Arts

3 Grants

$300,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the redevelopment of 262 University Avenue into SpringBOX: a visible, creative hub for neighborhood activity, economic opportunity, creative placemaking, and national learning
$100,000
2012
Region & Communities
to implement Irrigate, an artist-led creative placemaking initiative along the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit route in Saint Paul
$75,000
2011
Region & Communities
to implement Irrigate, a program that will leverage the resources and attention available during the light rail transit construction to create and preserve distinct neighborhood identities, build connections, and opportunities for residents

St. Paul Chamber of Commerce Foundation

3 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$116,032
2018
Region & Communities
to implement high impact 'Place for Everyone' strategies that retain and attract new public and private sector investment and jobs in downtown St. Paul
$100,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support the East Metro Strong partnership at the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce Foundation as it works to implement a vision of transit projects and to link workforce to jobs in the east metro
$750,000
2013
Region & Communities
to establish a public-private partnership to develop and promote a prioritized program of transit projects and related investments to support economic development in the east metro of the Twin Cities

St. Paul Transportation Management Organization

5 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$375,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$325,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$175,000
2016
Region & Communities
to facilitate the merger with Smart Trips to advance an equitable and competitive region through a stronger transportation options movement
$70,000
2014
Region & Communities
to rally support for a robust implementation of the St. Paul Bike Plan building the multi-modal infrastructure to become a world-class cycling city
$40,000
2009
Region & Communities
for efforts to reduce congestion and improve air quality in St. Paul through the promotion of alternative transportation, specifically through the Smart Trips Union Park initiative

Summit Academy OIC

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2015
Region & Communities
to build networks between a diverse skilled workforce, labor groups, industry, and government jurisdictions to promote economic self-sufficiency among new workers and a more diverse workforce
$250,000
2013
Region & Communities
to build the capacity of Summit Academy OIC to expand training and related services to provide minority and female workforce for the construction of the Vikings stadium and address regional demographic labor shortages in construction
$300,000
2013
Region & Communities
to build a market-orientated regional construction training and placement system to scale up and implement regional initiatives integrating community-based economic development opportunities to individuals’ economic self-sufficiency
$125,000
2012
Region & Communities
for a project to scale up regional initiatives integrating community-based economic development opportunities to individuals' economic self-sufficiency
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