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Brett C. Carter

Brett Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer and Innovation Officer at Xcel Energy, spoke with Chanda about critical wealth building in diverse communities.

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Creatively Thriving in Winter

The Minneapolis Foundation is proud to be the presenting partner of the 2022 Art Shanty Projects, a joyful expression of public art.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Bail and Pretrial Justice in the United States

In this review of bail and pretrial justice in the United States, the authors analyze how the field of bail operates and why it operates as it does, focusing on its official and unofficial objectives, core assumptions and values, power dynamics, and technologies.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Safe Communities Grant Supports New Conviction Review Unit

The grant will enable the Conviction Review Unit to hire a paralegal, pay for services such as forensic testing and translation, and cover other expenses.

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Racial and Economic Justice

Brett C. Carter

Brett Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer and Innovation Officer at Xcel Energy, spoke with Chanda about critical wealth building in diverse communities.

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Health & Well-Being

A Fundraiser for Mental Health Justice

Graze 4 Good aims to support local nonprofits working to break down barriers to mental health support — and it involves eating delicious food from some of the Twin Cities' most respected and inventive chefs.

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Criminal Justice Reform

2022 Safe Communities Micro Grants

This funding opportunity is designed to support gatherings and activities to address community trauma and promote wellness among Minneapolis youth and adults.

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Racial and Economic Justice

2022 Racial and Economic Justice Grants

In this grant round, we are interested in funding organizations, efforts, and initiatives that can make the case for how their work advances racial and economic justice.

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Arts

The Great Northern – 2022

The Minneapolis Foundation is a proud sponsor of The Great Northern, an event that celebrates our cold, creative winters through ten days of diverse programming that invigorate mind and body.

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Arts

2022 Art Shanty Projects

The Minneapolis Foundation is a presenting partner of the Art Shanty Projects, an event that intentionally creates an impermanent art village on Minnesota lake ice amid changing climate and environment.

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Arts

Creatively Thriving in Winter

The Minneapolis Foundation is proud to be the presenting partner of the 2022 Art Shanty Projects, a joyful expression of public art.

Watch Video

Arts

The Great Northern – 2022

The Minneapolis Foundation is a proud sponsor of The Great Northern, an event that celebrates our cold, creative winters through ten days of diverse programming that invigorate mind and body.

Visit

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Curious about Arts?

The arts are essential to who and what we are in Minnesota. We are committed to ensuring that the arts remain a strength in our state and are accessible to all communities.

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Climate

$300,000 in Grants Awarded for Hyper-Local Climate Action

The Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund announced grants to 10 local organizations that are doing innovative work to take action on climate change.

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Climate

Summer Farm Tours

As Part of our Climate Re:Action Series, the Minneapolis Foundation offered Summer Farm Tours as a chance to get an up-close look at local farms that are using innovative strategies to restore our water and soil, revitalize rural communities, and deepen cultural roots.

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Curious about Climate?

Our world is big and none of us can protect it alone, especially given the climate crisis we face. Learn more about how we are bringing diverse communities together to take action for climate justice.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Bail and Pretrial Justice in the United States

In this review of bail and pretrial justice in the United States, the authors analyze how the field of bail operates and why it operates as it does, focusing on its official and unofficial objectives, core assumptions and values, power dynamics, and technologies.

Read

Criminal Justice Reform

Safe Communities Grant Supports New Conviction Review Unit

The grant will enable the Conviction Review Unit to hire a paralegal, pay for services such as forensic testing and translation, and cover other expenses.

Read Story

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Curious about Criminal Justice Reform?

We are committed to dismantling the pervasive racial inequities of our society’s criminal legal system. Explore the ways we are pursuing justice, equity, and healing.

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Education

UMN and Minneapolis Public Schools partner to develop learning and teaching strategies

The University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) are working together for the next three years to research how to improve student experiences in the district.

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Education

Genius & Joy Summer Programs

The Genius & Joy summer programs were exciting learning opportunities for both students and educators. The Phillips Family Foundation was proud to support this innovative work, and incredibly grateful to our Northside Education Advisory Committee for their insight and hard deliberations, which made it all possible.

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Curious about Education?

We need to build an education system that works for each and every child. Through research, learning collectives, grantmaking, co-investment, and more, we are pursuing equity in education.

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Health & Well-Being

A Fundraiser for Mental Health Justice

Graze 4 Good aims to support local nonprofits working to break down barriers to mental health support — and it involves eating delicious food from some of the Twin Cities' most respected and inventive chefs.

Visit

Criminal Justice Reform

2022 Safe Communities Micro Grants

This funding opportunity is designed to support gatherings and activities to address community trauma and promote wellness among Minneapolis youth and adults.

Read Story

Dive deeper

Curious about Health & Well-Being?

Explore our resources to better understand the importance of self-care, trauma healing, and well-being.

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Racial and Economic Justice

Brett C. Carter

Brett Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer and Innovation Officer at Xcel Energy, spoke with Chanda about critical wealth building in diverse communities.

Listen

Racial and Economic Justice

2022 Racial and Economic Justice Grants

In this grant round, we are interested in funding organizations, efforts, and initiatives that can make the case for how their work advances racial and economic justice.

Read Story

Dive deeper

Curious about Racial and Economic Justice?

We are committed to seeing and dismantling barriers that hold inequities in place. Discover ways we can work together to pursue racial and economic justice.

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Responsive Philanthropy

Update on Main Street Economic Revitalization Partnership

Our goal is to announce details of the first grant round in January.

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Health & Well-Being

Graze 4 Good 2022 Event Series

Graze 4 Good is a three-part virtual and in-person event series that features local restaurants, innovators, and experts focused on Fourth Generation’s chosen issue of the year: Mental health justice.

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Curious about Responsive Philanthropy?

Philanthropy must invest in solutions that are driven by community voices and the increasingly interconnected nature of our community. Explore how we’re working to be responsive rather than prescriptive in our work.

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