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"I know several people—across all of the corridors of the Main Street program supports—who got these funds, and it's critical."
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Great Lakes Partnership Selected For New EPA Program

The Minneapolis Foundation, in partnership with the Midwest Environmental Justice Network, NDN Collective, and RE-AMP Network, has been selected as a grantmaker in its new Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking program.

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Civic Leadership

REMEMBERING PAUL REYELTS

With so many others, we mourn the loss of Paul Reyelts, a great civic leader whose service on our Board of Trustees was just one of many ways he worked to strengthen our community. Read our CEO’s remembrance of Paul.

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Climate & Environment

Protecting Our Urban Forest Together

Emerald ash borer infestation is an issue that affects all of Minneapolis, but removing diseased trees is expensive, and so it's also important for our community to tackle this problem in a way that's fair to everyone.

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Economic Mobility

ONEMPLS FUND AWARDS $325,000 IN HOUSING GRANTS

Three organizations leading important work for fair and affordable housing got a boost from the OneMPLS Fund, a collective impact fund that addresses urgent local issues.

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Economic Mobility

DRIVEN TO GIVE BACK

At Apple Autos, charitable giving is about far more than writing checks.

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Economic Mobility

FOURTH GENERATION AWARDS 2024 GRANTS, ANNOUNCES NEXT FOCUS ISSUE

The giving circle has chosen youth-led initiatives as the focus of its upcoming 2024-25 grant cycle.

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Economic Mobility

GRANTS THAT CHAMPION THE NEEDS OF WOMEN

The WCA Foundation recently awarded $670,080 in grants to 26 organizations that provide direct services to women addressing economic stability, education, shelter, safety, and health.

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Education

Literacy and Leadership in Minnesota

The Minneapolis Foundation held a convening on school leadership and literacy. Watch this video to learn more about what's happening in our state's schools and how you can get involved.

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Climate & Environment

Climate Action and Racial Equity Grants Awarded to 9 Local Groups

The Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund today announced $300,000 in grants to nine local organizations doing innovative work on climate change.

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Education

2024 Reimagine Education Grants

We're seeking proposals from nonprofits, schools, and school districts seeking grants for work that advances equity and supports youth voice in local K-12 schools.

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Art & Culture

Funding to Preserve Black History

A Racial and Economic Justice grant helps Memorialize the Movement preserve murals made after George Floyd’s murder.

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Art & Culture

Community radio station honored by Here is MPLS

Congratulations to KRSM and the 12 other people, projects, and organizations honored by Here is MPLS! Check out this story featured on Fox 9.

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Curious about Art & Culture?

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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Civic Leadership

REMEMBERING PAUL REYELTS

With so many others, we mourn the loss of Paul Reyelts, a great civic leader whose service on our Board of Trustees was just one of many ways he worked to strengthen our community. Read our CEO’s remembrance of Paul.

Read Story

Civic Leadership

Northside Funders Group: Centering Youth Voice

Watch this video to see how Northside Funders Group exists to align public and private investments to create solutions to advance opportunities in North Minneapolis through the Northside Youth Enrichment Fund.

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Curious about Civic Leadership?

Communities are stronger when everyone participates in public discussion and decision-making about issues that affect their lives and our society as a whole. Explore how we partner with others to foster civic engagement, discourse, and advocacy.

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Climate & Environment

Protecting Our Urban Forest Together

Emerald ash borer infestation is an issue that affects all of Minneapolis, but removing diseased trees is expensive, and so it's also important for our community to tackle this problem in a way that's fair to everyone.

Visit

Climate & Environment

Climate Action and Racial Equity Grants Awarded to 9 Local Groups

The Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund today announced $300,000 in grants to nine local organizations doing innovative work on climate change.

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Curious about Climate & Environment?

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

Fostering Resilience Grant Round

The Fund for Safe Communities is now accepting applications for grants that foster resilience. We will support programs and activities that offer prevention, intervention, restoration, and resilience-oriented services to people in Minneapolis, with a focus on youth and young adults.

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Criminal Justice

Understanding the Landscape of Criminal Convictions

The Minneapolis Foundation supported a newly released study from the University of Minnesota's Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice that covers the multifaceted consequences of a criminal conviction in Minnesota, including the financial obligations that come post-conviction.

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Curious about Criminal Justice?

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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Economic Mobility

ONEMPLS FUND AWARDS $325,000 IN HOUSING GRANTS

Three organizations leading important work for fair and affordable housing got a boost from the OneMPLS Fund, a collective impact fund that addresses urgent local issues.

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Economic Mobility

DRIVEN TO GIVE BACK

At Apple Autos, charitable giving is about far more than writing checks.

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Curious about Economic Mobility?

Our economic systems should be fair and position everyone to achieve financial stability and build wealth. Learn how we support efforts to stabilize communities and dismantle inequities in our economy.

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Education

Literacy and Leadership in Minnesota

The Minneapolis Foundation held a convening on school leadership and literacy. Watch this video to learn more about what's happening in our state's schools and how you can get involved.

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Education

2024 Reimagine Education Grants

We're seeking proposals from nonprofits, schools, and school districts seeking grants for work that advances equity and supports youth voice in local K-12 schools.

Read Story

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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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Economic Mobility

GRANTS THAT CHAMPION THE NEEDS OF WOMEN

The WCA Foundation recently awarded $670,080 in grants to 26 organizations that provide direct services to women addressing economic stability, education, shelter, safety, and health.

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Health & Wellness

A Signature Fund Fuels Efforts to End Domestic Violence

A grant from the WCA Foundation honors the creativity and responsiveness of Esperanza United.

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Curious about Health & Wellness?

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

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