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$10 Million Awarded in Main Street Grants

Funding will support 20 redevelopment and construction projects in cultural corridors hit hard by COVID-19 and the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.

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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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927 Building: The Path Forward

As progress continues on the 927 Building, check out this update from some of those who are helping to make this dream a reality.

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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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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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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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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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$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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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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Racial and Economic Justice

The Minneapolis Foundation today announced $3,184,900 in grants to 79 local organizations that are advancing racial and economic justice in the Twin Cities.

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