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What often happens in philanthropy is short-term memory and a lack of long-term strategies. Community work takes time.
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Eric Holder

Eric Holder is a civil rights leader, former U.S. Attorney General, and the author of “Our Unfinished March.” Chanda and Eric discuss the actions people can take to protect our democracy and the danger of disinformation.

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Racial and Economic Justice

Lutunji Abram

Lutunji Abram has created multiple businesses, including Lutunji’s Palate Bakery & Cafe. In this episode, Chanda talked to Lutunji about her journey to becoming an entrepreneur and the power of finding your purpose.

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Climate

Climate Action Grants Awarded to 13 Local Groups

The Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund awarded $310,000 in grants to 13 local organizations that are doing innovative work to take action on climate change.

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Arts

The Great Northern

The Minneapolis Foundation is, once again, happy to help sponsor the Great Northern festival. The Great Northern celebrates Minnesota's cold, creative winters through ten days of diverse programming that invigorate mind and body.

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Education

Investing in Black Scholars

The Omicron Boulé Woodson M. Fountain Scholarship supports African American men in our community. The organization has built its scholarship here at the Minneapolis Foundation.

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Education

A Conversation with Emily Hanford

Join journalist Emily Hanford, U of M reading researcher Panayiota (Pani) Kendeou, and educator Melissa Sonnek for a conversation about literacy and learning. A new series of free professional development modules for school and system leaders will be available at the event, thanks to the Higher Education Literacy Project.

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Education

Can Minnesota schools do better at teaching kids to read?

Listen to Angela Davis connect with local education experts Katie Pekel, Athena Goff, and Katharine Campbell about how Minnesota students are learning to read and what we can do better to support students.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Lewiee Blaze, K.J. Rolenc, and Brandon Williams

In this conversation, Chanda connects with three members of the committee advising our Fund for Safe Communities. Learn how their lived experiences inform their work, and how they're contributing to the national conversation on violence reduction and public safety.

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Education

Graze 4 Good

Graze 4 Good is a one-of-a-kind fundraiser that pairs our vibrant local food community with emerging philanthropists eager to make a difference, all in support of our Fourth Generation program. Event proceeds will fund grants for nonprofits that advance education equity.

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Racial and Economic Justice

Eric Holder

Eric Holder is a civil rights leader, former U.S. Attorney General, and the author of “Our Unfinished March.” Chanda and Eric discuss the actions people can take to protect our democracy and the danger of disinformation.

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Arts

The Great Northern

The Minneapolis Foundation is, once again, happy to help sponsor the Great Northern festival. The Great Northern celebrates Minnesota's cold, creative winters through ten days of diverse programming that invigorate mind and body.

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Arts

Uzoma Obasi

Uzoma Obasi is a creative entrepreneur, producer, and photographer from Minneapolis. He sat down with Chanda to talk about using his skills to document history, his advice to creatives, and the evolution of his storytelling.

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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

Climate Action Grants Awarded to 13 Local Groups

The Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund awarded $310,000 in grants to 13 local organizations that are doing innovative work to take action on climate change.

Read Story

Arts

The Great Northern

The Minneapolis Foundation is, once again, happy to help sponsor the Great Northern festival. The Great Northern celebrates Minnesota's cold, creative winters through ten days of diverse programming that invigorate mind and body.

Visit

Dive deeper

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

Lewiee Blaze, K.J. Rolenc, and Brandon Williams

In this conversation, Chanda connects with three members of the committee advising our Fund for Safe Communities. Learn how their lived experiences inform their work, and how they're contributing to the national conversation on violence reduction and public safety.

Listen

Criminal Justice Reform

Reimagining Public Safety

The Minneapolis Foundation is proud to partner with RPS—an expansive effort to learn about and support jurisdictions redesigning public safety systems.

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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

Investing in Black Scholars

The Omicron Boulé Woodson M. Fountain Scholarship supports African American men in our community. The organization has built its scholarship here at the Minneapolis Foundation.

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Education

A Conversation with Emily Hanford

Join journalist Emily Hanford, U of M reading researcher Panayiota (Pani) Kendeou, and educator Melissa Sonnek for a conversation about literacy and learning. A new series of free professional development modules for school and system leaders will be available at the event, thanks to the Higher Education Literacy Project.

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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

I’m Not Broken

Jesse Leon was recently a guest on our podcast, Conversations with Chanda, where he spoke about his new memoir "I'm Not Broken." Jesse tells an extraordinary story of resilience and survival.

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Health & Well-Being

Jesse Leon

Jesse Leon's recent memoir, "I'm Not Broken," shares his story of resilience. His experiences have informed his perspective on philanthropy, affordable housing, and more. In this heartfelt conversation, Chanda and Jesse discuss the importance of sharing his story and investing in mental health.

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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

Lutunji Abram

Lutunji Abram has created multiple businesses, including Lutunji’s Palate Bakery & Cafe. In this episode, Chanda talked to Lutunji about her journey to becoming an entrepreneur and the power of finding your purpose.

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Education

Investing in Black Scholars

The Omicron Boulé Woodson M. Fountain Scholarship supports African American men in our community. The organization has built its scholarship here at the Minneapolis Foundation.

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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

A Company’s Path to Giving

Find out how this locally grown tech company teamed up with the Minneapolis Foundation to create giving programs that help Code42 and its employees make a positive difference in their communities.

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Responsive Philanthropy

North Minneapolis has another neighborhood-changing renovation

Learn about the 927 Building rennovation—a project from our partners at the Phillips Family Foundation.

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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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