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Lower Sioux Indian Community

4 Grants

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Morton, MN

$100,000
2020
Arts
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
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

Lyndale Neighborhood Association

1 Grant

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

MacPhail Center for Music

5 Grants

$542,000
2020
Arts
for the McKnight Artist Fellowships for musicians
$80,000
2018
Arts
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
for a fellowship program for performing musicians
$80,000
2016
Arts
to advance the artistic development of MacPhail faculty

MacRostie Art Center

3 Grants

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Grand Rapids, MN

$40,000
2020
Arts
for general operating support
$40,000
2018
Arts
for general operating support
$40,000
2016
Arts
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
for general operating support
$30,000
2017
Arts
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

6 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
$165,000
2016
International
Climate Change & Food Systems: Assessing Impacts and Opportunities
$27,000
2016
Mississippi River
to support a convening that explores the use of remote sensing for monitoring water quality

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

$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
$330,000
2016
Region & Communities
for general operations and program support

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

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$400,000
2019
Arts
for re-granting programs in support of individual artists
$20,000
2016
Arts
to support the development and production of the 2017 Creative Minnesota Report
$600,000
2016
Arts
for re-granting programs in support of individual artists

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

2 Grants

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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
$300,000
2016
International
Deploying the PhotosynQ Platform to Enhance Critical Plant, Soil and Seed measurements to African Breeders, Researchers, and Extension Agents

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$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
$275,000
2016
Region & Communities
to improve the quality and fair access of affordable rental housing in targeted Minneapolis neighborhoods

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
for general operating support
$40,000
2017
Arts
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

3 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
$300,000
2016
Education
to support Minnesota stakeholders in leveraging state policy frameworks to improve outcomes for dual language learners, and to improve our understanding of multilingual classrooms in early childhood education settings

Milkweed Editions

2 Grants

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

Million Artist Movement

1 Grant

Saint Paul, MN

$111,000
2021
Arts
for program support

Minneapolis American Indian Center

4 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$40,000
2019
Arts
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
for the Two Rivers Gallery

Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$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

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$831,000
2018
Arts
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

4 Grants

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St. 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
$75,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to engage citizens at the 2016 Northern Spark Festival on climate and energy

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts

3 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

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

Minnesota – State of

8 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$100,000
2018
Region & Communities
to engage legislators and other key stakeholders in piloting innovative results management techniques to inform budgeting and programming alignment with greater efficiency, effectiveness, and impact
$40,000
2017
Mississippi River
for outreach to enhance Mississippi River water quality by permanently protecting 60,000 acres of environmentally sensitive land
$200,000
2017
Midwest Climate & Energy
to develop a Sustainability Reporting Tool for state government
$75,000
2016
Region & Communities
to identify and inform best practices for reducing racial disparities through career pathways via funding through the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
$200,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to expand the Minnesota Local Government Project for Energy Planning and the Regional Indicators Initiative to greater Minnesota cities for the purposes of tracking citywide greenhouse gas emissions and doing deep carbon reduction planning
$31,575
2016
Region & Communities
to fund efforts of the Council on Law Enforcement and Community Relations related to facilitation, subject matter experts, and community logistics
$173,000
2016
Education
to build the capacity of principals, teachers, and district leaders to align and improve PreK-3rd instruction across Minnesota
$5,625
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support the creation of public engagement materials for the results of the Climate Solutions and Economic Opportunities report

Minnesota Ballet

2 Grants

$45,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support
$50,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support

Minnesota Brownfields

2 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

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

3 Grants

$120,000
2019
Arts
for general operating support
$375,000
2019
Arts
for McKnight Artist Fellowships for mid-career book artists in Minnesota
$120,000
2017
Arts
for general operating support

Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

5 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$200,000
2020
Midwest Climate & Energy
to build MCEA’s capacity to advocate for equitable climate policy that will help Minnesota achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals for the electricity, transportation, and agriculture sectors
$500,000
2018
Mississippi River
to secure effective, long-term controls to reduce pollution from Minnesota agriculture and drainage systems, and for general operating support
$530,000
2018
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support core legal work on clean energy issues
$400,000
2016
Mississippi River
to protect and restore the Mississippi River system in Minnesota by advancing protections from agricultural runoff of phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment
$400,000
2016
Midwest Climate & Energy
to support core legal work at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

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

2 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

Minnesota Comeback

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$300,000
2016
Education
for general operating support, and for strategic fund investments into the education ecosystem

Minnesota Community Land Trust Coalition

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$40,000
2017
Region & Communities
for general operating support

Minnesota Council of Churches

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

$25,000
2020
Other Grantmaking
for start-up funding of truth and reparations project
$100,000
2017
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$120,000
2019
Other Grantmaking
to support the Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards in 2019 and 2020
$675,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
for general operating support, and for capital support to expand and improve offices and technology
$116,000
2016
Other Grantmaking
to support the Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards in 2017 and 2018

Minnesota Council on Foundations

1 Grant

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Minneapolis, MN

$250,000
2018
Other Grantmaking
to prepare Minnesota for a fully-inclusive, nonpartisan, and accurate census count in 2020

Minnesota Dance Theatre & The Dance Institute

2 Grants

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Minneapolis, MN

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

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership

3 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$150,000
2021
Vibrant & Equitable Communities
for general operating support
$300,000
2019
Education
for general operating support
$100,000
2018
Education
for general operating support

Minnesota Environmental Partnership

2 Grants

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St. Paul, MN

$620,000
2018
Mississippi River
for general operating support
$310,000
2016
Mississippi River
for general operating support
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