Funding supported the Minnesota Urban Debate League programming.
Black Men Teach
Funding supported capacity building to increase the number of black male educators in Twin Cities elementary schools.
Boston Debate League
Funding supported the After-School Debate League, which develops critical thinkers who are ready for college, careers and engagement with the world around them by integrating argumentation and competitive debate into public schools in Boston.
Saint Paul, MN
Funding supported general operations, providing services to low-income high school and college students pursuing college admission and graduation.
Funding supported the Youth Employment, Life and Leadership Skill Building program for youth of color from north Minneapolis neighborhoods.
Funding supported general operations, partnering with schools, families and communities to ensure that every young Minnesotan has access to an engaging education.
Great MN Schools
Funding supported general operations to build an ecosystem where great schools provide high-quality academic opportunities for all students.
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Funding supported the Centennial Campaign in support of social-emotional learning in mentoring and out-of-school-time programs.
St. Louis Park, MN
Funding supported expanding the work of helping emerging and struggling readers by training and coaching K-3 teachers in utilizing the evidence-based Groves Literacy Framework.
Hospitality House Youth Development
Funding supported the Urban Learning Center, which serves students by providing supplemental, educational after-school services.
Funding supported the general operations of KIPP Minnesota public schools, including KIPP North Star Primary and KIPP North Star Academy.
Literacy Matters Foundation
Funding supported in-school and after-school learning sites for elementary-aged children and community organizations serving children outside of the school day.
Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)
Funding supported the NAZ is Working investment campaign and general operations assisting to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in north Minneapolis.
Plymouth Christian Youth Center
Funding supported the Capri Theater capital campaign as well as the year-round out-of-school-time program in north Minneapolis.
Funding supported general operations to provide students with equitable access to developmental support and experiences that increase their academic achievement and engagement.
Saint Paul, MN
Funding supported the after-school collaborative in promoting high-quality programming and social-emotional learning.
Students for Education Reform, Inc.
Saint Paul, MN
Funding supported general operations, stipends and internships, and leadership development and training in the community-led movement that champions education equity for all children.
Teach For America Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
Funding supported general operations to help grow the movement to eliminate educational inequity by recruiting and developing committed educational leaders.
Teach For America Twin Cities
Funding supported general operations to recruit, select, train and support Twin Cities Corps members as well as the 10th anniversary gala celebration.
University of St. Thomas
Saint Paul, MN
Funding supported the Dougherty Family College, which provides intensive education services designed to accommodate promising students.
Funding supported World Savvy Classrooms in the Twin Cities, combining professional development and consulting for educators with multi-disciplinary projects for middle and high school students that are focused on timely, complex global issues.
Funding supported general operations to reduce disparities with and for Minnesota youth by mobilizing and investing resources, advancing knowledge and advocating for change.
YWCA Beacon Learning Centers
Funding supported the Beacon Learning Centers, which are comprehensive out-of-school-time programs designed to increase academic achievement.
ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students)
Funding supported bringing ACES to the Jerry Gamble Boys & Girls Club in north Minneapolis by providing targeted math and social-emotional skill development through the lens of sports.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities
Saint Paul, MN
Funding supported the Realizing Potential campaign to purchase and renovate a new permanent home in north Minneapolis, as well as general operations to provide services to young people by creating and supporting mentor matches.
Funding supported general operations to improve long-term academic outcomes for youth.
Funding supported general operations for youth development and academic success through mentoring, tutoring and hockey.
Funding supported the Bright Beginnings mentoring program, which matches successful women mentors with teen mothers.
Greater Minneapolis Community Connections
Funding supported the Kinship mentoring program that matches individuals, couples and families with youth facing adversity.
InnerCity Tennis Foundation
Funding supported the annual fundraising event and general operations to provide opportunities to children moving along the tennis player pathway toward high school graduation and lifelong success.
Funding supported general operations for capacity building of quality mentoring.
Funding supported general operations by collaborating with schools in developing evidence-based interventions for youth caught in cycles of poverty, violence and racism.
Positive Coaching Alliance
Funding supported general operations to positively impact people of all ages through youth sports.
Funding supported general operations and curriculum expansion of one-to-one mentoring.
Twin Cities Public Television (TPT)
Saint Paul, MN
Funding supported “Mentoring Snapshots,” a series of mission-based messages for broadcast on TPT’s family channels to raise public awareness around mentoring and encourage adults to become mentors.
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation
Funding supported the Empowerment Campaign, which includes expansion of existing programming and ensuring the future of their facilities with a new early learning center and a new college and career center.
YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
Funding supported the Mentoring Pathways Initiative that connects hundreds of college student mentors with underserved youth, resulting in positive academic and social outcomes for both.
Funding supported the YWMP (Young Women’s Mentoring Program) in providing a safe environment for girls and young women living in the same communities to learn new skills and develop positive and trusting relationships with peers and caring adults.
Funding supported Brittany’s Place: A Safe Harbor Shelter, providing emergency shelter beds for exploited and trafficked girls.
Children’s Health Care Foundation
Funding supported the Runaway Intervention Program to bring services to youth in Hennepin County.
Funding supported general operations of the homeless youth drop-in center and youth supportive housing services.
New York, NY
Funding provided sponsorship for annual fundraising gala in the anti-human trafficking field.
Oasis for Youth
Funding supported the Youth Employment Program and community outreach to youth working at the Mall of America, designed to support disconnected youth facing homelessness and poverty.
The Bridge for Youth
Funding supported efforts to serve homeless youth and others during the polar vortex.
Funding supported Project Live Out Loud, Passageways Emergency Shelter and Housing Program, the annual fundraising event, the response to the polar vortex and the capital campaign.
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
Funding supported the Girls Thrive Fund, which guarantees that future resources are available to support the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s innovative programs. Funding also supported the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, which addresses systemic gender and racial disparities.
World Childhood Foundation USA
New York, NY
Funding supported programs in Minneapolis that provide prevention, intervention and supportive services to address issues surrounding the sexual exploitation of youth experiencing homelessness and the annual fundraising gala.
Funding was in appreciation for YouthLink’s response to the polar vortex by serving homeless youth and others.