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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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Sylvia Bartley

Dr. Sylvia Bartley is the author of "Turning the Tide: Neuroscience, Spirituality and My Path Toward Emotional Health." Chanda and Sylvia discuss the complexities of community engagement work and holistic approaches to mental health.

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Climate

Wilderness Inquiry

The Minneapolis Foundation has long supported this organization through the Smith-McCarthy fund to help the organization increase access to trips, services, and staff for people who are blind and visually impaired, as well as deaf and hard of hearing.

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Education

Reimagine Education Grants Support Equity-Focused Organizations

More than $1.2 million in Reimagine Education grants will go to 22 schools and organizations that are advancing equity in Minnesota’s K-12 education system.

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Health & Well-Being

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor is an author, activist, and the Founder & CEO of the National CARES Mentoring Movement. Chanda sat down with Susan to discuss the importance of healing from trauma and Susan's time as Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine.

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Responsive Philanthropy

WCA FOUNDATION FALL GRANT ROUND

The WCA Foundation, a Signature Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, is pleased to announce its Fall 2022 grant round.

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Health & Well-Being

Facing Suicide

Facing Suicide is now airing nationwide on PBS and it explores the crisis of suicide, including risk factors and prevention strategies. This documentary was supported by the Minneapolis Foundation through the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation Fund.

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Health & Well-Being

Sylvia Bartley

Dr. Sylvia Bartley is the author of "Turning the Tide: Neuroscience, Spirituality and My Path Toward Emotional Health." Chanda and Sylvia discuss the complexities of community engagement work and holistic approaches to mental health.

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Responsive Philanthropy

2022 Kick-Off Events

Join us as we kick off Fourth Generation’s 13th grantmaking cycle! You’ll learn about Fourth Generation’s plans for the year, what it means to be a member, and you’ll be introduced to this year’s grantmaking topic.

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Responsive Philanthropy

The Murals of Lake Street

A collection of businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations including the Minneapolis Foundation have supported new murals on Lake Street.

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Climate

2022 Climate Action Grants

This fund offers grants for initiatives and projects that contribute to a reduction in local greenhouse gas emissions and increase the livability and resiliency of local communities.

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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

Wilderness Inquiry

The Minneapolis Foundation has long supported this organization through the Smith-McCarthy fund to help the organization increase access to trips, services, and staff for people who are blind and visually impaired, as well as deaf and hard of hearing.

Watch Video

Climate

2022 Climate Action Grants

This fund offers grants for initiatives and projects that contribute to a reduction in local greenhouse gas emissions and increase the livability and resiliency of local communities.

Read Story

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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.

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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

Reimagine Education Grants Support Equity-Focused Organizations

More than $1.2 million in Reimagine Education grants will go to 22 schools and organizations that are advancing equity in Minnesota’s K-12 education system.

Read Story

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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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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Climate

Wilderness Inquiry

The Minneapolis Foundation has long supported this organization through the Smith-McCarthy fund to help the organization increase access to trips, services, and staff for people who are blind and visually impaired, as well as deaf and hard of hearing.

Watch Video

Health & Well-Being

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor is an author, activist, and the Founder & CEO of the National CARES Mentoring Movement. Chanda sat down with Susan to discuss the importance of healing from trauma and Susan's time as Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine.

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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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Health & Well-Being

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor is an author, activist, and the Founder & CEO of the National CARES Mentoring Movement. Chanda sat down with Susan to discuss the importance of healing from trauma and Susan's time as Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine.

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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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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

WCA FOUNDATION FALL GRANT ROUND

The WCA Foundation, a Signature Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, is pleased to announce its Fall 2022 grant round.

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Responsive Philanthropy

2022 Kick-Off Events

Join us as we kick off Fourth Generation’s 13th grantmaking cycle! You’ll learn about Fourth Generation’s plans for the year, what it means to be a member, and you’ll be introduced to this year’s grantmaking topic.

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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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