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LatinoLEAD

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$75,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support

Lewis and Clark Community College

1 Grant

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Godfrey, IL

$300,000
2018
Mississippi River
to develop tracking and assessment tools that facilitate targeted investments in land and water conservation practices

Lexicon of Sustainability

1 Grant

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Petaluma, CA

$190,000
2018
Mississippi River
to create a multi-stakeholder storytelling project about causes and solutions to pollution in the Crow River, a tributary to the Mississippi in Minnesota

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

5 Grants

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Lilongwe, Malawi

$50,000
2020
International
LUANAR Connectivity Improvement project
$310,000
2019
International
Strengthening farmer-managed seed systems for improved seed quality and access to preferred varieties in Malawi
$35,000
2019
International
for Applying participatory decision-making processes to support smallholder farmers actions for nutrition-sensitive and sustainable local agri-food systems
$300,000
2018
International
Agroecology hub for scaling out agro-ecological intensification in maize-legume systems in Malawi
$475,000
2018
International
Farmer research networks and multi environmental trials for improving soil health, productivity of maize-legume farming systems, and livelihoods

Literacy Minnesota

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$90,000
2018
Education
to equip parents as educational advocates for children at the school, district, and state levels, and for general operating support

Little Earth Residents Association

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

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

Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

1 Grant

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Chicago, IL

$100,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build the capacity of environmental justice groups in the Midwest region

Living Cities

2 Grants

$250,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$250,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support

LNW Group LLC

1 Grant

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN

$100,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
to support the Minneapolis public safety and resilience initiative

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

7 Grants

$350,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for operating and program support to advance economic mobility, build wealth, and increase capacity and BIPOC leadership, for equitable and inclusive community and economic development in Duluth
$2,000,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support, and to advance an equitable recovery by linking community partners together to transform neighborhoods through affordable housing, arts and culture, economic development, and financial tools
$2,400,000
2019
Region & Communities
to help people thrive in the places they love by accelerating affordable housing production/preservation and advancing equitable economic development and family financial stability, and for general operating support
$10,000
2018
MN Initiative Foundations/Rural
for Creative Start-ups, a creative business sector accelerator for minority entrepreneurs in and around Duluth
$525,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general, program, and capacity building support to expand and implement Duluth LISC’s integrated housing, economic/community revitalization, workforce, and asset building strategies
$2,000,000
2017
Region & Communities
to integrate real estate investment, equitable economic development, and family financial stability to create economically vibrant and healthy neighborhoods across the region
$70,000
2016
Region & Communities
for The Turning the Corner Project (TCP), to work in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank System to research tracking neighborhood change, tipping points, and new analytic methods to identify neighborhoods at greater risk of displacement

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

1 Grant

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London, United Kingdom

$40,000
2019
International
for Applying participatory decision-making processes to support smallholder farmers' actions for nutrition-sensitive and sustainable local agri-food systems

Louisiana Environmental Action Network

2 Grants

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Baton Rouge, LA

$375,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$150,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development

1 Grant

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New Orleans, LA

$300,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Lower Phalen Creek Project

1 Grant

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Saint Paul, MN

$350,000
2019
Region & Communities
to design and build Wakan Tipi Center at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and create a $1 million operating reserve for the Center

Lower Sioux Indian Community

4 Grants

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Morton, MN

$100,000
2020
Arts & Culture
for capital funds to help build a 15,950 square-foot Intergenerational Cultural Incubator at Lower Sioux
$100,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to expand capacity of the Sioux tribe to uphold its inherent sovereignty through community-based language and education
$75,000
2018
Arts & Culture
to strengthen the continuum of Lower Sioux arts opportunities, guided by Dakota culture, traditions, and language
$300,000
2018
Education
to launch a Tribal Education Department and engage the tribal community in developing a long-range strategic educational plan, and for general operating support

Lunar Inc

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support

MacPhail Center for Music

5 Grants

$542,000
2020
Arts & Culture
for the McKnight Artist Fellowships for musicians
$80,000
2018
Arts & Culture
to reinforce the artistic advancement and promote artistic development of MacPhail faculty members
$50,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
to continue providing high quality supplemental music learning opportunities to pre-K though 12 students in Greater Minnesota
$537,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for a fellowship program for performing musicians
$80,000
2016
Arts & Culture
to advance the artistic development of MacPhail faculty

MacRostie Art Center

2 Grants

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Grand Rapids, MN

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

Main Street Project

1 Grant

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Northfield, MN

$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Majority Action

2 Grants

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Silver Spring, MD

$150,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to drive wholesale transformation of fossil fuel-intensive and fossil adjacent companies through investor-led accountability campaigns that involve high-level investor organizing and partnerships with racial justice and climate activist organizations
$150,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support investor-led accountability efforts in the Midwest through the Climate Majority Project

Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association

2 Grants

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Mankato, MN

$30,000
2019
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$30,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Mekelle University

1 Grant

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Mekelle, Ethiopia

$300,000
2017
International
Legume Diversity in Ethiopia: Investigations of the Traits and Values of Selected Legume Crops and Varieties

Mekong Watch

1 Grant

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Tokyo, Japan

$180,000
2017
International
to support advocacy, collaborative local research, environmental education, and information dissemination in Laos and Cambodia to strengthen access to and traditional use of natural resources

Meridian Institute

4 Grants

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Dillon, CO

$98,000
2020
International
to provide critical seed money to support the adoption of Blue Marble Evaluation as part of the UNFSS, and to consider innovative ways to support a broad, global, inclusive, all-of-society engagement process
$960,000
2019
International
Transforming Food Systems Together
$90,000
2019
International
Improving Soil Health through a Global Community of Practice and Continental Action Plans
$550,000
2018
Mississippi River
to support the Meridian Institute’s collaborative work to promote agricultural conservation practices in crop insurance and other federal agricultural policies, and for general operating support

Merrick Community Services

2 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$100,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support
$100,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
to support employment efforts on the east side of Saint Paul

Metro Blooms

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
to build capacity to engage property owners and renters in areas of historical disinvestment, including affordable housing, and in SE Minnesota’s urban areas, in redesigning outdoor spaces for stormwater best management practices and pollinator habitat
$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
to engage commercial property owners in areas of historical disinvestment, private landowners in southeastern Minnesota's urban areas, and renters in affordable housing to plan for, install and maintain stormwater best management practices

Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$325,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support, and for capacity building for community wealth work
$75,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support
$525,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and to support Make Homes Happen St. Paul

Metropolitan Council

1 Grant

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St. Paul, MN

$75,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support Metro Transit's shared mobility program and foster regional collaboration on shared mobility policy development, planning, and project implementation

Metropolitan Economic Development Association

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$240,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support, and for one time organizational capacity building to increase lending
$77,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
to provide recovery and retooling technical assistance to BIPOC-owned businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to attract much needed capital to provide bridge financing to BIPOC-owned businesses in position to survive the downturn, and CARES Act
$330,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating, project, and capital support
$100,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council

4 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$500,000
2021
Arts & Culture
for regranting support for the Seeding Cultural Treasures Fund for Individual Artists and Culture Bearers
$400,000
2021
Arts & Culture
for re-granting programs in support of individual artists
$400,000
2019
Arts & Culture
for re-granting programs in support of individual artists
$20,000
2016
Arts & Culture
to support the development and production of the 2017 Creative Minnesota Report

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

2 Grants

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East Troy, WI

$350,000
2018
Mississippi River
for organizing to support conservation programming and policies that reduce agricultural pollution, and encouraging farmers’ nutrient reduction practices, and for general operating support
$200,000
2016
Mississippi River
for organizing work to support federal and state funding for conservation programming and encourage farmers to adopt nutrient reduction practices

Michigan State University

1 Grant

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East Lansing, MI

$36,000
2019
International
for Strengthening farmer-managed seed systems for improved seed quality and access to preferred varieties in Malawi

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
to create asset building opportunities for low-income Minnesotans, reduce systemic barriers to economic mobility, and advance racial equity
$280,000
2017
Region & Communities
to undertake tenant household representations and impact litigation targeted at unhealthy, unsafe rental homes, and illegal rental housing business practices in alignment with the City of Minneapolis efforts

Midtown Greenway Coalition

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$180,000
2018
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$80,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Midway Contemporary Art

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

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

Midwest Environmental Advocates

2 Grants

$300,000
2018
Mississippi River
to reduce agricultural pollution in Western Wisconsin through legal, technical, and social accountability to protect public health and clean water, and for general operating support
$144,000
2017
Mississippi River
for work to reduce nutrient pollution, protect wetlands, and increase state accountability to the Clean Water Act

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services

2 Grants

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Spring Valley, WI

$100,000
2019
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$100,000
2017
Mississippi River
for general operating support

Migizi Communications

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$200,000
2019
Region & Communities
to support restructure and capacity building for Green Jobs and First Person Productions
$200,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
for capital campaign support

Migration Policy Institute

2 Grants

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Washington, DC

$400,000
2018
Education
to support and build capacity of Minnesota-based immigrant organizations and the families they serve to participate in education policy development and implementation
$50,000
2016
Education
to convene Minnesota stakeholders around engagement strategies for ensuring that state education accountability frameworks include adequate support for language learners from PreK-3rd grade

Milkweed Editions

2 Grants

$120,000
2020
Arts & Culture
for general operating support
$180,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for general operating support

Million Artist Movement

1 Grant

Saint Paul, MN

$111,000
2021
Arts & Culture
for program support

Minneapolis American Indian Center

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$40,000
2019
Arts & Culture
for the Two Rivers Gallery and Community Arts Program
$450,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to renovate and expand MAIC’s facility on Franklin Avenue in south Minneapolis
$75,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
to support the pre-design and renovation plans for the Minneapolis American Indian Center
$40,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for the Two Rivers Gallery

Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the "Rethinking I-94 for Climate, Equity, and Access" project
$300,000
2021
Midwest Climate & Energy
for general operating support
$110,000
2017
Region & Communities
to support policy, outreach, and communications
$33,000
2016
Region & Communities
to support community engagement innovation under the City of Minneapolis' Blueprint for Equitable Engagement

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$833,000
2021
Arts & Culture
for a fellowship program for mid-career visual artists in Minnesota
$831,000
2018
Arts & Culture
to support the McKnight Fellowships for Visual Artists

Minneapolis Parks Foundation

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$150,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support
$180,000
2017
Region & Communities
for the RiverFirst Initiative, promoting community engagement and supporting interconnected parks and trails and equitable asset creation in Minneapolis neighborhoods
$20,000
2016
Mississippi River
to plan and manage implementation of Water Works, a cutting edge water reuse and filtering system to reduce pollution into the Mississippi River

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$1,000,000
2017
Region & Communities
to conduct a comprehensive portfolio assessment and predevelopment planning to preserve Minneapolis Public Housing

Minneapolis Regional Chamber Development Foundation

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$180,000
2019
Region & Communities
to advance transit and transportation infrastructure investment in the state of Minnesota by engaging the new Administration and Legislature along with business, civic, and labor leaders
$60,000
2018
Region & Communities
to support a merger with Move Minneapolis Transportation Management Organization
$250,000
2018
Region & Communities
to broaden and drive efforts to accelerate the build-out of the Regional Transit Network

Minneapolis Riverfront Corporation

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$25,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership

3 Grants

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Saint Paul, MN

$75,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support two soil health initiatives in Minnesota
$300,000
2019
Region & Communities
for general operating support, and for regional goal setting
$200,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$100,000
2020
Arts & Culture
for the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program
$100,000
2018
Arts & Culture
to support the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program (MAEP)
$50,000
2017
Arts & Culture
for the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program
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