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Showing 151 - 172 of 172 matching grantees

TakeAction Minnesota Education Fund

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$60,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support an expansion of work on balancing state budget cuts with revenue, an increase in transportation infrastructure funding, and gaps in enhancing economic opportunities for low-income and minority families
$60,000
2011
Region & Communities
a planning grant to establish an equitable New Economy narrative for Minnesota, a strategic policy agenda, and a broadened constituency and partnerships to create economic opportunities for low-income families and communities

The Brookings Institution

4 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
$300,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support the Brookings Institution's work with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development in the development of a metropolitan regional and state-based sustainable economic growth strategy

The Funders Network Inc.

13 Grants

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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
$10,000
2015
Region & Communities
to advance equitable transportation reforms, policies, and practices in Minnesota and among grantees and collaborating foundations
$10,000
2014
Region & Communities
to advance equitable transportation reforms, policies, and practices in Minnesota and among grantees and collaborating foundations
$75,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support regional economic development and equitable redevelopment along emerging Twin Cities regional transit corridors
$65,000
2011
Region & Communities
to support the success of the Central Corridor Light Rail project and improve transportation policy and practice in the Twin Cities and at the federal level
$75,000
2010
Region & Communities
to advance sustainable communities by transforming transportation policy and practice in the Twin Cities region and at the federal level
$60,000
2009
Region & Communities
to support the Transportation Reform Funders Group, and for support of a regional sustainable communities consortia application draft
$60,000
2008
Region & Communities
to align and advance philanthropic leadership on growth and development issues in the greater Twin Cities region
$75,000
2007
Region & Communities
to align and advance philanthropic leadership on growth and development issues in the greater Twin Cities region
$75,000
2006
Region & Communities
to support the Communications Project and pilot the Leadership Services work in the upper Midwest
$75,000
2004
Region & Communities
For a communications initiative in support of the smart growth and livable communities movement
$25,000
2004
Region & Communities
To support the Transportation Funders Group
$15,000
2004
Region & Communities
To sponsor the Twin Cities delegation to the 2nd National Summit on Regional Equity and Smart Growth

The Minneapolis Community and Technical College Foundation Inc.

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
2016
Region & Communities
to coordinate the Central Corridor College Fellows Program
$200,000
2015
Region & Communities
to increase economic self-sufficiency by empowering the Minneapolis area’s most disadvantaged populations through career pathways that lead to high-wage careers
$150,000
2012
Region & Communities
to support the Central Corridor Career Pipeline project which provides career pathway opportunities for residents and young adults in key neighborhoods along the Central Corridor

The Minneapolis Foundation

6 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
$350,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support the Northside Funder’s Group baseline operations to scale up its work in north Minneapolis
$500,000
2013
Region & Communities
for start-up support and strategic capacity building of the Northside Funders Group

The Trust for Public Land

15 Grants

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San Francisco, CA

$1,225,000
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
$700,000
2014
Region & Communities
to advance economic regional competitiveness through parks-centric urban redevelopment
$700,000
2012
Region & Communities
to promote open space, parks and greenspace, as a vital component of effective urban redevelopment and livable communities
$700,000
2010
Region & Communities
to support the Parks for People - Twin Cities program, including the Embrace Open Space Collaborative
$475,000
2009
Region & Communities
to support the Twin Cities program
$58,000
2008
Region & Communities
for transition funding for the Parks for People - Twin Cities program
$750,000
2007
Region & Communities
to support the Embrace Open Space program
$75,000
2006
Region & Communities
to conduct a feasibility study for a capital campaign for open space protection in the Twin Cities metropolitan area
$450,000
2006
Region & Communities
for general support of the Twin Cities Regional Program
$88,200
2006
Region & Communities
to support Embrace Open Space
$375,000
2006
Region & Communities
to support and implement the next phase of the Embrace Open Space campaign and to establish a stable organizational structure
$57,000
2005
Region & Communities
for a planning grant to support organizational development of the Embrace Open space campaign and the Regional Greenways Collaborative
$450,000
2004
Region & Communities
To protect the Mississippi River corridors, tributaries, and watersheds, to protect open spaces in the Twin Cities, and to support the Regional Greenways Collaborative
$500,000
2004
Region & Communities
For direct acquisition of key parcels of land in the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area

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

8 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$475,000
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
$200,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support advocacy, more integrated community development, and research on an alternative mortgage financing model
$250,000
2012
Region & Communities
to support Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity's new headquarters along the Central Corridor
$250,000
2012
Region & Communities
to support advocacy and community development programs
$250,000
2010
Region & Communities
for further development of the Advocacy Program
$200,000
2008
Region & Communities
to build capacity in community outreach, service learning, and advocacy efforts throughout the metropolitan area
$280,000
2007
Region & Communities
to address housing disparities in suburban communities throughout the Twin Cities

Twin Cities Media Alliance

7 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
$80,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$110,000
2012
Region & Communities
for general operations and project support to increase social media classes and workshops for small business owners
$90,000
2010
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$70,000
2008
Region & Communities
to strengthen neighborhood and community-based news media to engage individuals and raise the visibility of local issues
$30,000
2006
Region & Communities
to strengthen neighborhood and community-based news media to engage individuals and raise the visibility of local issues

Twin Cities RISE!

5 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
$120,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$125,000
2013
Region & Communities
for general operating support and project support to leverage strategic Allies Against Poverty partnerships leading to integrated and community-based workforce development and supportive services
$50,000
2012
Region & Communities
for project support to integrate services and leverage strategic partnerships

ULI Foundation

4 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
$150,000
2015
Region & Communities
to deepen public and private sector engagement and build trusted relationships that lead to a sustainable Twin Cities region
$150,000
2013
Region & Communities
to build a constituency and a set of commitments for a more sustainable and competitive region

University of Minnesota Foundation

79 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$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
$120,000
2019
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to equitable accessibility, and to support two additional student projects
$600,000
2019
Region & Communities
to establish a regranting fund for organizations and projects that are working towards new strategies that increase housing stability
$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
$50,000
2017
Region & Communities
to fund two Carlson Analytics Lab projects focused on eviction prevention strategies with Hennepin County and the east metro
$25,000
2017
Region & Communities
to design and conduct a workshop that will define and advance Minnesota's agenda for autonomous electric vehicles
$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
$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
$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
$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
$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
$45,000
2016
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to sustainable regional development
$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
$150,000
2015
Region & Communities
to pilot a partnership to support engaged and collaborative research that generates practical solutions to critical regional and community challenges
$75,000
2015
Region & Communities
to fund MBA student consulting projects related to sustainable regional development
$25,000
2015
Region & Communities
to create a website for the display and exploration of regional accessibility data connecting transportation, land use, and jobs
$15,000
2015
Region & Communities
to fund Carlson Consulting Enterprise MBA student consulting projects
$300,000
2015
Region & Communities
for Direct Design Assistance and Design Thinking support related to integrated systems, communities, and issues core to the Region & Communities program and its implementing partners
$250,000
2014
Region & Communities
to fund the Neighborhood Partnership and Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative re-granting programs
$25,000
2014
Region & Communities
to fund evaluation of market potential for technology solution serving training and employment access needs for diverse, low income populations
$250,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support the Kris Nelson Community-based Research Program, which leverages the knowledge and resources from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs and the University of Minnesota through community-initiated applied research projects
$300,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing
$100,000
2014
Region & Communities
to analyze spatial and skills mismatch patterns between the unemployed population and job vacancies in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region
$250,000
2014
Region & Communities
to implement a transformational three-year Prospect North work plan; integrate sustainable Green District infrastructure and equitable development potential; and align public-private and community partners
$50,000
2014
Region & Communities
to support the Institute for Metropolitan Opportunity
$13,000
2013
Region & Communities
to create a presentation that enhances the explanatory impact of the 2012 Maximize the Benefits of Transitway Investment research study through interactive and layered visualization of data, analysis method, and results summaries
$150,000
2013
Region & Communities
to continue the Minnesota Sustainable Housing Initiative project and clearinghouse for research on best practices and new technologies to inform healthy, energy- and resource-efficient sustainable affordable housing across Minnesota
$16,000
2013
Region & Communities
to develop for launch a regional venture development organization, or affiliate, for high potential start-up companies which attend to nontraditional startups
$200,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support the NPI:TECH re-granting program at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota
$25,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support data-driven research in workforce expenditures that informs and shapes policy reform
$215,000
2013
Region & Communities
for the Direct Design Technical Assistance Program that fosters integrative planning and development that is economically efficient, environmentally sound, and socially equitable through innovative, design-oriented solutions
$12,000
2012
Region & Communities
to develop a more systematic post occupancy evaluation system with Minnesota Housing to inform best practices in the design, sustainability, and management of affordable housing
$5,749
2012
Region & Communities
to build local capacity to assess the fiscal impacts of development
$29,189
2012
Region & Communities
to establish on-going and more effective communications apparatus for the Transitway Impact Research Project based at the Center for Transportation Studies to impact policy decisions and advance sustainable regional development
$250,000
2012
Region & Communities
for the Kris Nelson Community Based Research Program
$300,000
2012
Region & Communities
to support the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing
$25,000
2012
Region & Communities
to research an EB-5 investor program in Minnesota
$120,000
2012
Region & Communities
to support the Institute on Race and Poverty
$40,000
2011
Region & Communities
for community engagement and outreach activities related to the HUD Sustainable Community Regional Planning Grant project
$147,397
2011
Region & Communities
to provide technical assistance and outreach to affordable housing developers, designers, and the construction industry through the Center for Sustainable Building Research
$200,000
2011
Region & Communities
for the Direct Design Assistance program
$240,000
2010
Region & Communities
to support the Neighborhood Partnership Initiative
$230,000
2010
Region & Communities
for the Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization program
$99,376
2010
Region & Communities
to maximize the potential of Twin Cities transitways in promoting regional competitiveness and social equity
$25,000
2010
Region & Communities
for the Local Government Services Redesign Guide
$20,000
2010
Region & Communities
to develop a Twin Cities Urban Sustainability Forum
$300,000
2010
Region & Communities
to support the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing
$85,000
2010
Region & Communities
for the Direct Design Assistance program of the Metropolitan Design Center
$100,000
2009
Region & Communities
for a regranting program to provide small grants to neighborhood organizations to increase outreach and partnerships
$125,000
2009
Region & Communities
for general operations of the Institute on Race and Poverty
$175,000
2009
Region & Communities
for the Community Growth Options program
$85,000
2009
Region & Communities
for the Direct Design Assistance program of the Metropolitan Design Center
$337,600
2008
Region & Communities
for an information sharing and technical assistance program to promote sustainable affordable housing design in the region
$210,000
2008
Region & Communities
for the Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization Program, which improves the ability of neighborhood organizations to complete projects
$330,000
2008
Region & Communities
to support the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing
$100,000
2007
Region & Communities
for the Direct Design Assistance program of the Metropolitan Design Center
$40,000
2007
Region & Communities
to support a training program for Twin Cities neighborhood organizers, and to build organizational capacity
$610,000
2007
Region & Communities
to support the Charles R. Krusell Fellowship Program for Community Development
$400,000
2007
Region & Communities
for support of the Edge II Project, which helps rapidly growing communities on the edge of the region better plan for future development
$200,000
2007
Region & Communities
to establish a regranting program to provide small grants to neighborhood organizations to increase outreach and partnerships
$300,000
2006
Region & Communities
for general operations of the Institute on Race and Poverty
$220,000
2006
Region & Communities
for the Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization Program, which improves the ability of neighborhood organizations to complete projects, and to support a Hmong student organizer
$50,000
2006
Region & Communities
to inspire the creation of a dynamic pedestrian environment around and under the elevated Lake Street LRT station and Hiawatha Bridge making the area safer and more appealing for pedestrians
$400,000
2006
Region & Communities
to develop a knowledge base and technical assistance program to promote sustainable affordable housing design in the region
$240,000
2005
Region & Communities
for the Direct Design Assistance program of the Metropolitan Design Center, and for the under-the-bridge Lake Street Project
$180,000
2005
Region & Communities
for support of the Edge Project, which helps rapidly growing communities on the edge of the region better plan for future development
$45,000
2005
Region & Communities
to purchase translation devices to be used at community multilingual meetings and events
$63,986
2005
Region & Communities
to provide support and skills development to help Twin Cities neighborhood groups improve their communities
$225,000
2005
Region & Communities
to develop and conduct outreach programs that make available research findings from the Center for Transportation Studies' Access to Destinations Study
$180,000
2004
Region & Communities
For the Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization Program, which improves the ability of neighborhood organizations to complete projects
$100,000
2004
Region & Communities
For the direct design assistance program of the Metropolitan Design Center
$200,000
2004
Region & Communities
To support the Regional Growth Initiative, which is exploring ways communities can effectively plan for and manage growth
$23,000
2004
Region & Communities
For a conference to educate leaders about regional issues

Urban Homeworks

9 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
$200,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$100,000
2014
Region & Communities
to build capacity through a comprehensive technology infrastructure investment
$200,000
2013
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$215,000
2011
Region & Communities
to fill the financing gap on the Rental: Reclaim project portfolio refinancing and related capital improvements
$75,000
2011
Region & Communities
to support tornado relief efforts
$150,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$75,000
2010
Region & Communities
for an affordable housing and community development organization

Vibrant & Safe Downtown

4 Grants

$300,000
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
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to support implementation of the 2025 Intersections Plan land development strategies for East Downtown and to execute a district branding initiative into a business and residential recruitment strategy
$50,000
2014
Region & Communities
to build capacity of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and East Downtown Council to partner in creating a more equitable downtown economy

Voices for Racial Justice

8 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
$100,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$125,000
2011
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$125,000
2009
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$200,000
2007
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$150,000
2005
Region & Communities
for general operations, and for a racial justice organizing initiative in the Twin Cities metropolitan area
$65,000
2004
Region & Communities
For general operations, and for an assessment/evaluation of a statewide organization that trains community organizers

Volunteer Lawyers Network

3 Grants

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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
$100,000
2015
Region & Communities
to work collaboratively to create a sustainable, multi-disciplinary approach which addresses the problem of lack of quality housing opportunities available for low-income tenants
$20,000
2014
Region & Communities
to build capacity to further expand its Attorneys for Second Chances program and gather on-the-ground systems analysis of the most highly impactful policy that would expand opportunities for low-income minority individuals

West Bank Business Association

3 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
$75,000
2015
Region & Communities
for the West Bank Business Association to provide and improve programming, support, and service to the West Bank community

West Broadway Area Coalition

14 Grants

$180,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$120,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$35,000
2015
Region & Communities
to build the capacity of the Great Cities Collaborative
$160,000
2014
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for program support for FLOW, the West Broadway Farmers Market, and creative placemaking initiatives
$75,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support the Arts Facade Program along West Broadway Avenue in north Minneapolis
$50,000
2013
Region & Communities
to support the Northside Business Development and Marketing Campaign
$140,000
2012
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for project support for two placemaking initiatives - West Broadway Farmers Market and FLOW Northside Arts Crawl
$30,000
2010
Region & Communities
to ensure the interests of the north Minneapolis community are reflected in the planning and implementation of the Bottineau light rail line
$50,000
2010
Region & Communities
to support the ongoing revitalization of West Broadway through the West Broadway Traditional Facade Improvement Program
$75,000
2010
Region & Communities
to implement an artistic facade improvements matching grants program
$100,000
2010
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$50,000
2008
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$70,000
2007
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$50,000
2005
Region & Communities
for comprehensive commercial corridor revitalization efforts

West Side Citizens Organization

7 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support the Indigenous and Women of Color Leadership Table, and to promote equitable development on St. Paul’s West Side and within select communities in St. Paul
$40,000
2015
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$20,000
2012
Region & Communities
for project support to develop the West Side Community Plan
$240,000
2011
Region & Communities
to support the West Side Collaborative
$240,000
2008
Region & Communities
for continued support of a community development collaborative working on west side of St. Paul
$120,000
2006
Region & Communities
for continued support of a community development collaborative working on west side of St. Paul
$160,000
2004
Region & Communities
For continued support of a community development collaborative working on St. Paul's West Side

WomenVenture

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$52,000
2019
Region & Communities
to further WomenVenture’s Worker-Owned Cooperative Childcare program, and to help cover costs associated with CARES Act funding
$50,000
2007
Region & Communities
for capital support
English