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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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Robert Ashcraft

Dr. Robert Ashcraft is the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation Executive Director at Arizona State University. Chanda connected with Robert to talk about nonprofit leadership, community building, and the direction of philanthropy.

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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

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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Arts

The Arts in 2022: Mixed Blood Theatre

Watch this conversation with R.T. Rybak featuring longtime Mixed Blood Theatre artistic director Jack Reuler, who spent 46 years running the organization, and the new artistic director Mark Valdez.

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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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Responsive Philanthropy

2021-2022 Annual Report

In our Annual Report, you’ll get a sense of how we approach our work—using not just grantmaking, but advocacy, research, and more as we partner with people throughout our community to take on our biggest challenges.

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Criminal Justice Reform

His Name Is George Floyd

On the two year anniversary of George Floyd's murder, a member of our staff recommended the book "His Name Is George Floyd" for those looking to learn more about the man behind the movement.

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Criminal Justice Reform

The Arc Toward Justice

The latest Westminster Town Hall Forum looked at where we stand two years since George Floyd’s murder and was moderated by our Chief Impact Officer and Senior Vice President, Chanda Smith Baker.

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Responsive Philanthropy

A better Lake Street?

The state announced a second round of Main Street funding totaling $16.75 million. A yet-undetermined figure will also go to small-business recovery in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park.

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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.

Watch Video

Arts

The Arts in 2022: Mixed Blood Theatre

Watch this conversation with R.T. Rybak featuring longtime Mixed Blood Theatre artistic director Jack Reuler, who spent 46 years running the organization, and the new artistic director Mark Valdez.

Watch Video

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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

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.

Listen

Criminal Justice Reform

His Name Is George Floyd

On the two year anniversary of George Floyd's murder, a member of our staff recommended the book "His Name Is George Floyd" for those looking to learn more about the man behind the movement.

See Resource

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.

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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

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.

Listen

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.

Watch Video

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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

Adair Mosley

Adair Mosley is the president and CEO of Pillsbury United Communities. Chanda and Adair share their thoughts on the ins and outs of leadership, why community engagement never stops, and what it means to meet the moment.

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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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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

2021-2022 Annual Report

In our Annual Report, you’ll get a sense of how we approach our work—using not just grantmaking, but advocacy, research, and more as we partner with people throughout our community to take on our biggest challenges.

Visit

Responsive Philanthropy

A better Lake Street?

The state announced a second round of Main Street funding totaling $16.75 million. A yet-undetermined figure will also go to small-business recovery in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park.

Visit

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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