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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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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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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.



A Family Takes Action for Hunger Relief

When it comes to a generational issue like hunger, generational giving can make a major impact. The Jones family is a great example of how families can come together to make a difference.

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Minnesota foundations’ giving remains high

According to a new survey, Minnesota foundation grants are estimated to stay nearly flat in 2022, but at a level 22% higher than 2019.



Main Street Grants Webinar

Join staff members of the Minneapolis Foundation, LISC, and Propel as they go over the details of the Main Street Economic Revitalization grant round and answer questions.

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Main Street Grants Will Support Small Business Recovery

In partnership with LISC Twin Cities and Propel Nonprofits, the Minneapolis Foundation will administer grants for projects in the business corridors worst hit by COVID-19 and the destruction following George Floyd’s murder.

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Ways to Help the People of Ukraine

Our team here at the Minneapolis Foundation has put together a list of organizations for those looking to give or take action in support of Ukraine.

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Welcoming Afghan Refugees to Minnesota

Promoting collective action to drive change is at the heart of the Minneapolis Foundation’s mission. So, last August, when many of us saw the images of tens of thousands of Afghan citizens fleeing their homeland in fear of the new Taliban regime, we knew we needed to act.

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OneMPLS Fund

When a critical issue emerges, the OneMPLS Fund enables our community to join forces and respond nimbly. Learn more about how it works, the grantees it has supported, and how you can become a part of its impact.

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