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Stories have always been the first form of disaggregated data. So how do we make sure that stories are part of our processes, particularly for communities where complexity and nuance really matter for outcomes?
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Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.” Chanda sat down with Heather to unpack the effects of segregation and how we can work together to combat inequality in America.

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Responsive Philanthropy

Statement on Second Round of Main Street Funding

This funding is a critical investment in diverse communities that must be rebuilt for the economic engine of Minnesota to thrive.

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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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Racial and Economic Justice

Changing Minnesota’s Racial Narrative

BLCK Press is a news organization that creates opportunities for early career journalists of color, empowering them to tell authentic stories that transform the racial narrative. They received a Racial and Economic Justice grant from the Minneapolis Foundation in 2022.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Safe Communities: Change Starts With Community

Change Starts With Community is working to eliminate hunger amongst children and adults in North Minneapolis and to use food as a violence prevention tool for gender-based violence.

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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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Criminal Justice Reform

Hennepin County Attorney Forum – 2022

Check out this educational forum to learn more about the role of the county attorney and meet the candidates running for the office this fall.

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Responsive Philanthropy

OneMPLS: The Minnesota Housing Partnership

The Minnesota Housing Partnership advocates for equitable housing policy, conducts research to inform solutions, and delivers community development services throughout the US.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Hennepin County Attorney 101

Six people are currently running to be the next Hennepin County Attorney. For this nonpartisan office, there is one primary in August & the top two vote recipients go onto the general election in November. Learn more about the role.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Hennepin County attorney candidates talk child protection, police accountability in forum

The Minnesota Justice Research Center and the Minneapolis Foundation hosted a virtual forum for the candidates running for Hennepin County attorney.

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Arts

Native Star Light

Our President and CEO, R.T. Rybak, was invited to Fashion Week Minnesota’s “Native Star Light," an event showcasing Native design and style. Watch this video for a glimpse of the brilliance and creativity of Native designers in our community.

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Arts

Seeding Cultural Treasures

Regional Cultural Treasures, an initiative for which the Minneapolis Foundation was honored to serve as a grant administrator, is taking its next step. Seeding Cultural Treasures will cultivate the landscape of emerging arts and culture organizations run by and for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color through grants administered by Propel Nonprofits.

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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 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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Climate

$300,000 in Grants Awarded for Hyper-Local Climate Action

The Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund announced grants to 10 local organizations that are doing innovative work to take action on climate change.

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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

Safe Communities: Change Starts With Community

Change Starts With Community is working to eliminate hunger amongst children and adults in North Minneapolis and to use food as a violence prevention tool for gender-based violence.

Watch Video

Criminal Justice Reform

Hennepin County Attorney Forum – 2022

Check out this educational forum to learn more about the role of the county attorney and meet the candidates running for the office this fall.

Watch Video

Dive deeper

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.

Read Story

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.

Watch Video

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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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Criminal Justice Reform

Micro Grants Support Community Efforts to Promote Healing, Connection

Fund for Safe Communities grants will support local organizations that are hosting gatherings and activities for Minneapolis youth and adults.

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Health & Well-Being

Northside Healing Space

Watch this short video to hear Rev. Galloway and her colleague Andree Aronson describe what Northside Healing Space offers and how the Catalyst Initiative has supported their work.

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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

Changing Minnesota’s Racial Narrative

BLCK Press is a news organization that creates opportunities for early career journalists of color, empowering them to tell authentic stories that transform the racial narrative. They received a Racial and Economic Justice grant from the Minneapolis Foundation in 2022.

Visit

Racial and Economic Justice

$4.2 Million Awarded in Racial and Economic Justice Grants

The Minneapolis Foundation awarded $4,207,570 in grants to 86 local organizations that are advancing racial and economic justice in the Twin Cities.

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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

Statement on Second Round of Main Street Funding

This funding is a critical investment in diverse communities that must be rebuilt for the economic engine of Minnesota to thrive.

Read Story

Responsive Philanthropy

OneMPLS: The Minnesota Housing Partnership

The Minnesota Housing Partnership advocates for equitable housing policy, conducts research to inform solutions, and delivers community development services throughout the US.

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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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