Carlson

A portion of the Foundation's giving supported the charitable interests of Carlson. Committed to the highest standards of responsible business, grants support key opportunities in anti-trafficking, workforce development and job creation, and care for the people and communities where Carlson operates.

Natalie Volin Lehr
Sr. Director, Corporate Affairs, Carlson
Natalie.VolinLehr@carlsoncompanies.com

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Alliance Francaise Mpls/St Paul

Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
Funding supported the capital campaign providing French language education and community cultural connections to the Greater Twin Cities through partnerships with Minneapolis Public Schools, St. Paul Public Schools and charter schools throughout the metro.
www.afmsp.org


BestPrep

Minneapolis, MN
$10,000
Funding supported the eMentors and Cloud Coach mentoring program that connects students with adult volunteer mentors via email, helping them learn the business and workplace skills that will help them to be successful in the workforce. 
www.bestprep.org


Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities

Saint Paul, MN
$48,485
Funding supported Beyond School Walls, a one-on-one mentoring program where children receive the support and tools they need to become successful, independent adults.
www.bigstwincities.org


Business for Social Responsibility

San Francisco, CA
$60,000
Funding supported a business-led initiative focused on combatting modern slavery in global supply chains.
www.bsr.org


Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST)

Seattle, WA
$37,500
Funding provided general operating support in the fight against human trafficking.
www.bestalliance.org


Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP)

New York, NY
$15,000
Funding supported CECP’s mission to draw together and inspire senior executives of the world’s leading companies to achieve unprecedented progress on societal challenges while driving business performance.
www.cecp.co


ECPAT-USA

Brooklyn, NY
$260,100
Funding supported chapters in the U.K. and France in a growing network of more than 100 civil society organizations in over 90 countries working to end the sexual exploitation of children worldwide.
www.ecpatusa.org


Foundation for the Global Compact

New York, NY
$15,000
Funding supported general operating expenses for vital financial, operational and programmatic support to the United Nations Global Compact Office and its activities around the world. 
www.globalcompactfoundation.org


Fuller Project for International Reporting

Washington, D.C.
$25,000
Funding supported general operations for the global team of award-winning journalists reporting on the issues that most impact women in the U.S. and abroad.
www.fullerproject.org


Genesys Works

Saint Paul, MN
$20,000
Funding supported general operations for continued growth of the youth and workforce development program.
www.genesysworks.org/twincities


Global Initiatives

Philadelphia, PA
$50,000
Funding provided program support for the Global Travel & Tourism Partnership (GTTP), which works to raise awareness of career opportunities, including working to overcome resistance of parents to having their children consider jobs in the industry, and to educate teachers and their students on the economic impact of and opportunities in travel and tourism.
www.globalinitiatives.org


Global Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
Funding supported ambassador visits, global socials and a special event focused on human trafficking.
www.globalminnesota.org


Global Rights for Women

Minneapolis, MN
$30,000
Funding supported general operations, promoting the human rights of women and children internationally through effective, sustainable systemic and legal reform to address violence.
www.globalrightsforwomen.org


GREATER MSP

Minneapolis, MN
$37,500
Funding supported general operations to accelerate regional competitiveness and inclusive economic growth through job creation, capital investment and execution of strategic initiatives in the Twin Cities metro area.
www.greatermsp.org


Hired

Minneapolis, MN
$10,000
Funding supported the Career Series for Young Parents program to assist young, low-income parents in securing employment with family-sustaining wages.
www.hired.org


Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC)

Washington, D.C.
$10,000
Funding supported the Twin Cities fundraising gala for HRC, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization.
www.hrc.org/resources/foundation-overview


InnerCity Tennis Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
$10,000
Funding supported the annual fundraising gala to continue creating opportunities for children to manifest their greatest potential on- and off-court.
www.innercitytennis.org


International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators

Clearwater, FL
$25,000
Funding provides large-scale anti-trafficking event training and analytical assistance to Florida law enforcement agencies for the Super Bowl in 2020 and 2021.
www.iahti.org


Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

New York, NY
$50,000
Capital funding supported construction of National Intrepid Centers of Excellence in the U.S. to aid in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress and related health issues affecting thousands of soldiers in service to our nation.
www.fallenheroesfund.org


Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation US

Washington, D.C.
$35,000
Funding supported a project focusing on rescuing children who are sexually exploited and preventing them from being re-trafficked.
www.satyarthi-us.org


KKIS Project

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
$5,000
Funding supported general operations in Mexico to motivate and assist public school administrators, teachers, students and parents through programs that provide financial assistance, connections and support.
www.KKISproject.org


Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda)

Minneapolis, MN
$15,000
Funding supported the JA Meda Fellows Program, ensuring that 50 low-income minority youth become skilled employees with quality work experience.
www.meda.net


Minnesota Business Partnership Education Foundation (MNBP)

Minneapolis, MN
$15,000
Funding supported general operations of MNBP to maintain a high quality of life for all Minnesotans by ensuring that the state’s economy remains strong and globally competitive.
www.mnbp.com


Minnesota Chamber Foundation

Saint Paul, MN
$25,000
Funding supported Business Education Networks, a private sector-oriented effort to connect students with employers, jobs and careers in their communities.
www.mnchamber.com


Minnesota Orchestral Association

Minneapolis, MN
$10,000
Funding sponsored the annual Symphony Ball.
www.minnesotaorchestra.org


Nomi Network

New York, NY
$100,000
Funding supported general operations to provide direct training, capacity building and market access programs to survivors and women at risk of human trafficking.
www.nominetwork.org


Odanadi

Flushing, NY
$5,000
Funding supported general operations addressing all forms of sexual violence against women and children, with a special focus on human trafficking in India.
www.odanadi.org


Orphaned Starfish Foundation

New York, NY
$110,000
Funding supported programs for children in Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, the Philippines and Colombia.
www.orphanedstarfish.org


Plymouth Civic League

Plymouth, MN
$1,000
Funding supported Music in Plymouth, a free community event presented by the Plymouth Civic League and the City of Plymouth.
www.musicinplymouth.org


Polaris Project

Washington, D.C.
$200,000
Funding supported a human trafficking data analysis project fighting to eradicate human slavery.
www.polarisproject.org


Project SYNCERE

Chicago, IL
$15,000
Funding supported efforts to create pathways for underrepresented and disadvantaged students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
www.projectsyncere.org


Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Saint Paul, MN
$40,000
Funding supported general operations of the Itasca Project, which seeks to raise regional economic competitiveness, improve quality of life and expand prosperity for all.
www.spmcf.org


Soldiers’ Angels

San Antonio, TX
$100,000
Funding supported general operations, providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and their families.
www.soldiersangels.org


The Exodus Road

Colorado Springs, CO
$30,000
Funding supported general operations to assist in prevention, rescue and care projects for survivors of sex trafficking.
www.theexodusroad.com


The Mission Continues

Saint Louis, MO
$50,000
Funding supported general operations and the Service Platoon program, which helps veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact.
www.missioncontinues.org


Thomson Reuters Foundation

New York, NY
$10,000
Funding supported the annual conference committed to empowering women and fighting slavery worldwide.
www.trustconference.com


Thorn

Los Angeles, CA
$100,000
Funding supported general operations to fight child sexual exploitation online.
www.thorn.org


Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Saint Paul, MN
$25,000
Funding supported general operations of the annual home build in north Minneapolis.
www.tchabitat.org


Twin Cities R!SE

Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
Funding supported call center training for low-income adults.
www.twincitiesrise.org


United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
Funding provided scholarships to African American students attending the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
www.uncf.org


United Way Worldwide

Alexandria, VA
$86,385
Funding supported Carlson’s Giving Campaign partnerships across the globe.
www.unitedway.org


University of Minnesota Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
$718,414
Funding supported the Carlson School of Management’s Driven campaign and the Minnesota Cup competition — the largest statewide startup competition in the country. Funding also supported the Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
www.giving.umn.edu


Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN
$140,000
Funding supported the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota and an anti-sex trafficking initiative during the NCAA Final Four tournament in Minneapolis.
www.wfmn.org


World Childhood Foundation USA

New York, NY
$200,000
Funding supported programs to protect children from sexual exploitation. Funding also supported engagement in project coordination and background research for the development of a benchmarking tool to shed light on child sexual abuse and exploitation. 
www.childhood.org


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