Our Impact: 2018 Competitive Grants

In our main competitive grant round, The Minneapolis Foundation awarded nearly $5 million to 92 organizations for 2018. Learn more about our three focus areas and the local nonprofits we’re supporting to build OneMinneapolis, a community where racial, social, and economic equity is a daily reality for everyone:

Grantmaking Focus: Education

We believe that children are our future. That’s why we are investing in systems and programs that put all children on track to compete in a global economy, participate in civic life, and pursue their dreams.

"Our mission is to increase access to high-quality Montessori education, especially for our most vulnerable children, and that begins with high-quality teachers. With this grant, we’ll train more teachers and help diversify our community’s teacher training pool."

Molly O'Shaughnessy, President
Montessori Center of Minnesota
2018 grant recipient

Grantmaking Focus: Economic Vitality

We are working to build an inclusive workforce that reflects our changing demographics, as well as a business climate that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship, and self-sufficiency.

“We’re a start-up nonprofit, and this grant stabilizes the operations of our restaurant and professional institute. More importantly, it signals to those impacted by a criminal record that our community believes in inclusive ecosystems that support their paths to success.”

Emily Hunt Turner, Founder
All Square
2018 grant recipient

Grantmaking Focus: Civic Engagement

We are fostering a community where everyone is encouraged and motivated to participate in the democratic process and public decision-making.

“With this funding, we’ll continue to work with Minneapolis tenants to prevent displacement and really give tenants a say in their housing.”

Jennifer Arnold, Director
Inquilinxs Unidxs Por Justicia
2018 grant recipient

Read the complete list of nonprofit organizations that we’re funding in our current grant round in each of our three focus areas: