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These grants reflect our commitment to embracing the complexity of women’s lives.
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Great Lakes Partnership Selected as Regional Grantmaker in 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

Learning Collaborative – Downtown Next

Check out this video to learn more about what’s happening now with downtown Minneapolis, plans that are already underway, and new ideas for rethinking downtown as a place that works for everyone.

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Economic Mobility

SUPPORTING THE ECONOMIC VISIONS OF MINNESOTANS

See how the Main Street grants are helping communities in Minneapolis and nearby suburbs build for the future.

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Economic Mobility

Building for the Future

The projects and businesses fueled by Main Street Economic Revitalization grants provide a diverse array of services that reflect the needs of their neighborhoods and the dreams of the Minnesotans behind them.

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Climate & Environment

2024 Climate Action and Racial Equity Grants

We are pleased to announce that the Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund is now accepting applications for its next round of grants.

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Climate & Environment

Minnesota’s Water – A Call for Bold Ideas and Collective Action

The Water Project is about getting everyone who cares about our water – leaders in science, academia, government, business, and across our community – to shape bold strategies for sustainability.

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Education

Reimagining Education in 2022-2023 

This collaborative initiative turns research into action to make our education system better for all Minnesota students.  See our 2022-2023 highlights.

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Economic Mobility

Advancing Racial and Economic Justice in 2022-2023 

Through investments ranging from grants to convenings, we support community-led efforts to disrupt inequitable systems, close racial wealth gaps, and stabilize communities. See our 2022-2023 highlights.

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Economic Mobility

OneMPLS Fund in 2022-2023

This collective impact fund pools money from people and businesses throughout our community to respond nimbly to pressing needs. See our 2022-2023 highlights.

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Civic Leadership

The Giving Circle Movement

Learn about Building More Philanthropy with Purpose, a giving circle administered by the Minneapolis Foundation, and find out how they tap into the power of collective giving.

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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

Learning Collaborative – Downtown Next

Check out this video to learn more about what’s happening now with downtown Minneapolis, plans that are already underway, and new ideas for rethinking downtown as a place that works for everyone.

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Civic Leadership

The Giving Circle Movement

Learn about Building More Philanthropy with Purpose, a giving circle administered by the Minneapolis Foundation, and find out how they tap into the power of collective giving.

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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

2024 Climate Action and Racial Equity Grants

We are pleased to announce that the Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund is now accepting applications for its next round of grants.

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Climate & Environment

Minnesota’s Water – A Call for Bold Ideas and Collective Action

The Water Project is about getting everyone who cares about our water – leaders in science, academia, government, business, and across our community – to shape bold strategies for sustainability.

Read Story

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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

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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Criminal Justice

Harvard releases Minneapolis public safety report

Harvard University researchers released a report recommending ways Minneapolis should handle public safety. The study was funded in part by the Minneapolis Foundation and was done in response to calls for change following George Floyd's murder.

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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

SUPPORTING THE ECONOMIC VISIONS OF MINNESOTANS

See how the Main Street grants are helping communities in Minneapolis and nearby suburbs build for the future.

Read Story

Economic Mobility

Building for the Future

The projects and businesses fueled by Main Street Economic Revitalization grants provide a diverse array of services that reflect the needs of their neighborhoods and the dreams of the Minnesotans behind them.

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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

Reimagining Education in 2022-2023 

This collaborative initiative turns research into action to make our education system better for all Minnesota students.  See our 2022-2023 highlights.

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Education

K-12 educators can apply for mini-grants to support teaching Indigenous history and culture

Educators in Minnesota can now apply for funding to support teaching Native American history and culture.

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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 & 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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Economic Mobility

Ensuring Women Survive and Thrive

The WCA Foundation awarded grants to 18 organizations focused on meeting the fundamental needs of women through economic stability, education, shelter, safety, and health programs and initiatives.

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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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