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The Minneapolis Foundation awards first grants from OneMPLS Fund

The Minneapolis Foundation today announced $500,000 in grants from a new charitable fund that expands on its work to advance racial, social and economic equity. The OneMPLS Fund builds on the Foundation’s grantmaking by making more resources available to address emerging issues in the community. Designed to be nimble, the…

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The Minneapolis Foundation Welcomes Chris Beach as Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Services

The Minneapolis Foundation is pleased to welcome Chris Beach as the Foundation’s Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Services, effective October 1. Beach comes to The Minneapolis Foundation from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, where he became President of that organization’s Foundation and Chief Development Officer in July 2015. As…

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First grants awarded from Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund

A new charitable fund that supports local action on climate change has awarded its first grants. The Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund, a partnership between the City of Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Foundation and the McKnight Foundation, today announced funding to three local organizations that are doing innovative work…

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Help Protect Our Lakes

The city lakes are Minneapolis’s family jewels. Few people in other places enjoy such natural wonders to wade, paddle, sail, fish, swim, stroll, bike, skate, ski, sunbathe, picnic, and experience nature in the midst of a bustling city.  We all owe a debt of gratitude to the civic leaders…

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Fourth Generation Awards $60,000 in Grants

Fourth Generation, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation that brings together emerging philanthropists, awarded $60,000 in grants to six local organizations working to address place-based disparities. Each organization will receive $10,000. Members of Fourth Generation work together to learn the skills of strategic giving and pool their resources to make…

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Helping Kids Grow Strong Brains

Martin and Beth Peyer have been passionate about education for a long time. For many years, they led a company that provides schools with web-based services and software. When the company was sold and they used some of the proceeds to establish a fund at The Minneapolis Foundation, they knew…

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