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Native American Community Development Institute

2 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

Native Governance Center

1 Grant

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St. Paul, 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

Neighborhood Development Alliance

2 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

Neighborhood Development Center

2 Grants

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St. 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

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

2 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

North Point Health and Wellness Center

1 Grant

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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

Northcountry Cooperative Foundation

2 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

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

2 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

Northside Economic Opportunity Network

2 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

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

3 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

Prepare and Prosper

3 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

Project for Pride in Living

3 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

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

11 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
$375,000
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
$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
To support the East Side Funders Group
$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
$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

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

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$237,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Seward Redesign

3 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

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

2 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

Smart Growth America

5 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

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

1 Grant

$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

St. Paul Chamber of Commerce Foundation

2 Grants

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St. 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

St. Paul Transportation Management Organization

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$250,000
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

The Brookings Institution

3 Grants

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Washington, DC

$750,000
2019
Region & Communities
to provide frameworks and narratives, Minneapolis-St. Paul specific-data, and connections to other national leaders that guide regional partners and state and local actors toward implementation of practices and policies that bolster inclusive growth
$250,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support three interrelated streams of work designed to help the Center for Economic Inclusion and its partners create a more livable and inclusive region
$200,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support the Minneapolis/St. Paul region and its enhanced efforts to improve regional economic opportunity through affordable housing and equitable economic development

The Funders Network Inc.

1 Grant

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Coral Gables, FL

$50,000
2016
Region & Communities
to plan, design, and convene a national meeting of funders interested in economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and social equity in Minnesota at the 2017 TFN Annual Conference

The Minneapolis Community and Technical College Foundation Inc.

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2016
Region & Communities
to coordinate the Central Corridor College Fellows Program

The Minneapolis Foundation

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2020
Region & Communities
to reduce disparities and build equity, assets, and opportunity for everyone in North Minneapolis, and to support parent engagement work
$50,000
2018
Region & Communities
to build capacity for Mayor Frey and his administration to lead and convene regional partners on attacking racial equity gaps in housing, economic inclusion, and police community relations
$50,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support the Blue Line Coalition to increase economic opportunity for North Minneapolis residents and shared prosperity in the build out of the Blue Line extension
$175,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support strategies to increase employer leadership in economic opportunity efforts for north Minneapolis residents

The Trust for Public Land

2 Grants

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San Francisco, CA

$925,000
2018
Region & Communities
to advance regional competitiveness by creating vibrant neighborhoods through equitable parks-centric urban redevelopment
$650,000
2016
Region & Communities
to advance economic regional competitiveness through parks-centric urban redevelopment

The Urban Institute

1 Grant

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Washington, DC

$125,000
2018
Region & Communities
to advance economic mobility and housing stability via housing policy roundtables and advisory activities

Tiwahe Foundation

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$140,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the growth and development of the Oyate Network Leadership model

Towerside Innovation District

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$395,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and to advance a district energy system in Towerside and implement the community's vision of Towerside as a mixed-income, transit-oriented development innovation district

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$350,000
2018
Region & Communities
for ongoing advocacy program support and to build capacity in creating permanent affordability through a community land trust model
$700,000
2016
Region & Communities
for ongoing program support and for a one-time organizational innovation on new financing approach to expand impact

Twin Cities Media Alliance

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$135,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$80,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Twin Cities RISE!

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
to advance innovative, anti-poverty employment training programming and strategic partnerships

ULI Foundation

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support ULI Minnesota
$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
to deepen public and private sector engagement and build trusted relationships that lead to a sustainable Twin Cities region

University of Minnesota Foundation

19 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$600,000
2019
Region & Communities
to establish a regranting fund for organizations and projects that are working towards new strategies that increase housing stability
$120,000
2019
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to equitable accessibility, and to support two additional student projects
$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support two student projects investigating inferring causality with regard to housing displacement and mitigating resource allocation, and to support two additional student projects
$97,000
2019
Region & Communities
to strengthen networks, build capacity, and retain women, people of color, and indigenous state leaders at the Minnesota State Capitol
$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support the growth of the Twin Cities Shared Mobility Collaborative and its role in advancing equitable and sustainable shared mobility transportation options
$200,000
2019
Region & Communities
to provide human-centered design services to underserved communities and nonprofit sectors
$50,000
2018
Region & Communities
to fund two Carlson Analytics Lab Projects on housing gentrification mitigation factors and a second project currently under development for Spring 2019
$300,000
2018
Region & Communities
to launch and build a project to expand transparency in influences on government policy in Minnesota
$25,000
2017
Region & Communities
to design and conduct a workshop that will define and advance Minnesota's agenda for autonomous electric vehicles
$50,000
2017
Region & Communities
to fund two Carlson Analytics Lab projects focused on eviction prevention strategies with Hennepin County and the east metro
$135,000
2017
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to sustainable regional development
$50,000
2017
Region & Communities
to provide design thinking services to impact Hennepin County's emergency service system to prevent or proactively mitigate tenant evictions; and to support a national convening
$200,000
2017
Region & Communities
for direct design assistance to communities in the Twin Cities region and for design thinking assistance to organizations and agencies in Minnesota
$235,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support initiatives promoting One Minnesota and the Humphrey Fellows program by breaking down silos and strengthening pathways to shared agendas and greater social mobility
$30,000
2016
Region & Communities
for a Carlson Analytics Lab project advancing the data transparency from Hennepin County Housing Court, City of Minneapolis Regulatory Services, and tenant advocates to enhance fairness, accessibility, and quality of rental housing
$45,000
2016
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to sustainable regional development
$700,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Community Programs working to support organizations with data and research, organizing training, and strategic collaboration
$124,687
2016
Region & Communities
to assess urban data and analysis capacities to target regional and community challenges and opportunities
$150,000
2016
Region & Communities
to create catalytic prototypes of sustainable affordable housing and other development in Minnesota informing healthy, energy and resource efficient sustainable development across Minnesota

Urban Homeworks

2 Grants

$300,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for project support to deliver on the objectives of Urban Homework's new strategic plan
$275,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support and to support a scaled scattered site property management model pilot program and business plan

Vibrant & Safe Downtown

2 Grants

$200,000
2019
Region & Communities
to expand capacity and leverage partnerships between the MDC, the East Town Business Partnership, and NūLoop Partners for implementation of 2025 Plan, integrative land use, innovative economic development strategies, and increased DEI in downtown
$150,000
2017
Region & Communities
to build capacity and leverage leadership partnership between the Minneapolis Downtown Council, the East Town Business Partnership, and 2020 Partners for implementation of 2025 Intersections Plan

Voices for Racial Justice

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$180,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$100,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Volunteer Lawyers Network

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$60,000
2017
Region & Communities
to help build VLN capacity, and to help partner organizations develop their employment and housing services by integrating criminal expungement and eviction expungement legal services into programming

West Bank Business Association

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$80,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support
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