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How can we tell an entire class, an entire student body, that they are worthy, that we see them in this moment, and that we want to invest in their future?
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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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Racial and Economic Justice

A Seat at the Table with Chanda Smith Baker

Our Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President, Chanda Smith Baker, joined Rolling Out to talk about diversity and what it takes for people of color to earn a seat at the table.

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Health & Well-Being

Supporting travel into the outdoors for deaf and hard of hearing

With support from Smith-McCarthy Funds for The Blind & Visually Impaired, the Wilderness Inquiry recently held the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Paddle Adventure.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Combating Gun Violence

Take a look at how the Minneapolis Foundation is reimaging public safety at a systems level and supporting local gun violence prevention efforts.

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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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Racial and Economic Justice

Tim Giago, trailblazing Native American journalist, dies

Tim Giago, was the founder of the first independently owned Native American newspaper in the country. His leadership influenced the creation of the Native American Journalist Association Fund at the Minneapolis Foundation.

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Responsive Philanthropy

927 Building: The Path Forward

As progress continues on the 927 Building, check out this update from some of those who are helping to make this dream a reality.

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Health & Well-Being

Fourth Generation Awards $50,000 in Grants

Fourth Generation completed its 12th grantmaking cycle by awarding $50,000 in grants to five local organizations that are providing critical services in support of mental health justice.

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Climate

Sharing Our Roots helps BIPOC and emerging farmers access farmland

A program from Sharing Our Roots supports beginner farmers and farmers of color with land access and food security.

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Health & Well-Being

Malik Rucker

In this special episode, Chanda connects with her son Malik Rucker, the Director of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships for V3 Sports. Chanda and Malik talk about their love of North Minneapolis, dangerous narratives that need disruption, and bold strategies that lead to community change.

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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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Arts

Fund for Safe Communities: TaikoArts Midwest

TaikoArts Midwest received a micro grant from our Fund For Safe Communities. Watch this video to learn more about this unique arts organization.

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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

Sharing Our Roots helps BIPOC and emerging farmers access farmland

A program from Sharing Our Roots supports beginner farmers and farmers of color with land access and food security.

Visit

Climate

Climate Solutions Rooted in the Soil

Lisa Schulte Moore is speaking at the Westminster Townhall Forum about how agriculture plays a role in the climate crisis. The 2021 MacArthur Genius Fellow will speak about ways our agricultural systems can be good for the planet, farmers, and consumers.

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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

Combating Gun Violence

Take a look at how the Minneapolis Foundation is reimaging public safety at a systems level and supporting local gun violence prevention efforts.

Read Story

Criminal Justice Reform

Sasha Cotton

Sasha Cotton has spent the last three years leading Minneapolis’ Office of Violence Prevention. Chanda connected with Sasha to talk about the highs and lows of her career, evidence-based violence prevention strategies, and the community-centered approach needed in all areas of public safety.

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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

2022 Reimagine Education Grants

The Minneapolis Foundation announces a call for proposals from schools, school districts, and nonprofit organizations seeking grants for work that advances equity in our local K-12 schools.

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Education

Reimagine Education: Bridgemakers

Bridgemakers is a holistic civic social and financial capacity-building platform that amplifies the stories and mentors the leadership of black, brown, and otherwise marginalized youth.

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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

Supporting travel into the outdoors for deaf and hard of hearing

With support from Smith-McCarthy Funds for The Blind & Visually Impaired, the Wilderness Inquiry recently held the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Paddle Adventure.

Visit

Health & Well-Being

Fourth Generation Awards $50,000 in Grants

Fourth Generation completed its 12th grantmaking cycle by awarding $50,000 in grants to five local organizations that are providing critical services in support of mental health justice.

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

A Seat at the Table with Chanda Smith Baker

Our Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President, Chanda Smith Baker, joined Rolling Out to talk about diversity and what it takes for people of color to earn a seat at the table.

Visit

Racial and Economic Justice

Tim Giago, trailblazing Native American journalist, dies

Tim Giago, was the founder of the first independently owned Native American newspaper in the country. His leadership influenced the creation of the Native American Journalist Association Fund at the Minneapolis Foundation.

Visit

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.

Learn more

Responsive Philanthropy

927 Building: The Path Forward

As progress continues on the 927 Building, check out this update from some of those who are helping to make this dream a reality.

Visit

Health & Well-Being

Fourth Generation Awards $50,000 in Grants

Fourth Generation completed its 12th grantmaking cycle by awarding $50,000 in grants to five local organizations that are providing critical services in support of mental health justice.

Read Story

Dive deeper

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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