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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BestPrep

Minneapolis, MN
$10,000
Funding supported the eMentors mentoring program that connects students with adult volunteer mentors via email, providing workplace and career skills that will help guide them toward future successes.
www.bestprep.org


Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities

St. Paul, MN
$50,000
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
$40,000
Funding supported the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (GBCAT), which is 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 to better align and equip business leaders 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
$272,600
Funding supported general operations to protect children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism, engage the private sector in the issue, and advocate for anti-trafficking efforts at state and federal levels.
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

St. Paul, MN
$25,000
Funding supported general operations for continued growth of the youth and workforce development program that connects underserved students to college and career opportunities focused on skills and technology training.
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 the organization’s mission of promoting international understanding and engagement, including through professional exchanges, foreign policy discussion groups, ambassadorial 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
$75,000
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 general operations to nurture purpose and advance economic opportunity for all through individualized employment and career services.
www.hired.org


Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC)

Washington, D.C.
$10,000
Funding supported the Twin Cities fundraising gala and its efforts to improve the lives of LGBTQ people by working to increase understanding and encouraging the adoption of LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices.
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
$40,000
Funding provided general operation support for large-scale anti-trafficking event training and analytical assistance to Florida law enforcement agencies for the Super Bowl.
www.iahti.org


Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation US

Washington, D.C.
$40,000
Funding supported a project focusing on rescuing sexually exploited children and preventing them from being re-trafficked.
www.satyarthi-us.org


Minneapolis Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
$252,168
Funding supported individual assistance funds for those experiencing economic hardship from circumstances beyond their control.
www.minneapolisfoundation.org


MN SNAP (Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program)

Minneapolis, MN
$15,000
Funding supported general operations to provide high-quality, affordable and accessible spay and neuter services to those in need and animal welfare education in the community.
www.mnsnap.org


Nomi Network

New York, NY
$125,000
Funding supported general operations to provide workforce training, capacity-building and market access programs to economically empower survivors and women who are placed at risk of human trafficking.
www.nominetwork.org


Odanadi

Flushing, NY
$20,000
Funding supported general operations addressing all forms of sexual violence against women and children, with a special focus on rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration of women and child survivors of human trafficking in India.
www.odanadi.org


Orphaned Starfish Foundation

New York, NY
$253,500
Funding supported general operations of programs that provide technology-based education and job training to orphans, victims of abuse, and at-risk youth in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Philippines, and the United States.
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.
$125,000
Funding supported a human trafficking data analysis project fighting to eradicate human slavery.
www.polarisproject.org


Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

St. Paul, MN
$40,000
Funding supported general operations of the Itasca Project, a regional, employer-led civic alliance focused on building a thriving economy and expanding prosperity for all in the Twin Cities.
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
$15,000
Funding supported general operations to assist in prevention, rescue and care projects for survivors of sex trafficking.
www.theexodusroad.com


The Mission Continues

St. Louis, MO
$25,000
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


Thorn

Los Angeles, CA
$100,000
Funding supported general operations to build technology to protect children from sexual abuse.
www.thorn.org


Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

St. Paul, MN
$25,000
Funding supported general operations to support their mission to eliminate poverty housing in the Twin Cities through increased homebuyer capacity, financial coaching, and affordable supply.
www.tchabitat.org


Twin Cities R!SE

Minneapolis, MN
$45,000
Funding supported call center training for low-income adults, as well as support for general operations to provide career skills training to underemployed and unemployed individuals in honor of George Floyd.
www.twincitiesrise.org


UNICEF

New York, NY
$25,000
Funding supported the Global COVID-19 program to help take the urgent actions needed to prevent the pandemic from becoming a lasting crisis for children across the globe.
www.unicefusa.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


University of Minnesota Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
$660,000
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 Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Carlson Global Leadership Institute and University of Minnesota Libraries.
www.giving.umn.edu


Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

Finland, MN
$2,500
Funding supported general operations of this first environmental learning center in the nation to be accredited as a K-12 school.
www.wolf-ridge.org


Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN
$125,000
Funding supported the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota.
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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