Education

Augsburg University

Minneapolis, MN
$20,000
Funding supported the Minnesota Urban Debate League programming.
www.augsburg.edu


Black Men Teach

Minneapolis, MN
$15,000
Funding supported capacity building to increase the number of black male educators in Twin Cities elementary schools.
www.blackmenteachtc.org


Boston Debate League

Boston, MA
$10,000
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.
www.bostondebate.org


College Possible

Saint Paul, MN
$60,000
Funding supported general operations, providing services to low-income high school and college students pursuing college admission and graduation. 
www.CollegePossible.org


Cookie Cart

Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
Funding supported the Youth Employment, Life and Leadership Skill Building program for youth of color from north Minneapolis neighborhoods.
www.cookiecart.org


EdAllies

Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
Funding supported general operations, partnering with schools, families and communities to ensure that every young Minnesotan has access to an engaging education.
www.edalliesmn.org


Great MN Schools

Minneapolis, MN
$176,000
Funding supported general operations to build an ecosystem where great schools provide high-quality academic opportunities for all students.
greatmnschools.org


Greater Twin Cities United Way

Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
Funding supported the Centennial Campaign in support of social-emotional learning in mentoring and out-of-school-time programs.
www.gtcuw.org


Groves Academy

St. Louis Park, MN
$35,000
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.
www.grovesacademy.org


Hospitality House Youth Development

Minneapolis, MN
$40,000
Funding supported the Urban Learning Center, which serves students by providing supplemental, educational after-school services.
www.hhyd.org


KIPP Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN
$175,000
Funding supported the general operations of KIPP Minnesota public schools, including KIPP North Star Primary and KIPP North Star Academy.
www.kippminnesota.org


Literacy Matters Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
Funding supported in-school and after-school learning sites for elementary-aged children and community organizations serving children outside of the school day.
www.literacymatters.org


Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)

Minneapolis, MN
$242,000
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.
www.northsideachievement.org


Plymouth Christian Youth Center

Minneapolis, MN
$125,000
Funding supported the Capri Theater capital campaign as well as the year-round out-of-school-time program in north Minneapolis.
www.pcyc-mpls.org


Project Success

Minneapolis, MN
$150,000
Funding supported general operations to provide students with equitable access to developmental support and experiences that increase their academic achievement and engagement.
www.projectsuccess.org


Sprockets

Saint Paul, MN
$40,000
Funding supported the after-school collaborative in promoting high-quality programming and social-emotional learning.
www.sprocketssaintpaul.org


Students for Education Reform, Inc.

Saint Paul, MN
$25,000
Funding supported general operations, stipends and internships, and leadership development and training in the community-led movement that champions education equity for all children.  
www.studentsforedreform.org


Teach For America Bay Area

San Francisco, CA
$15,000
Funding supported general operations to help grow the movement to eliminate educational inequity by recruiting and developing committed educational leaders. 
www.tfabay.org


Teach For America Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN
$90,000
Funding supported general operations to recruit, select, train and support Twin Cities Corps members as well as the 10th anniversary gala celebration.
www.teachforamerica.org/where-we-work/twin-cities


University of St. Thomas

Saint Paul, MN
$167,000
Funding supported the Dougherty Family College, which provides intensive education services designed to accommodate promising students.
dfc.stthomas.edu


World Savvy

Minneapolis, MN
$20,000
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.
www.worldsavvy.org


Youthprise

Minneapolis, MN
$35,000
Funding supported general operations to reduce disparities with and for Minnesota youth by mobilizing and investing resources, advancing knowledge and advocating for change.
www.youthprise.org


YWCA Beacon Learning Centers

Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
Funding supported the Beacon Learning Centers, which are comprehensive out-of-school-time programs designed to increase academic achievement.
www.ywcampls.org


Mentoring

ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students)

Minneapolis, MN
$13,000
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.
www.aces4kids.org


Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities

Saint Paul, MN
$425,000
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.
www.bigstwincities.org


Bolder Options

Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
Funding supported general operations to improve long-term academic outcomes for youth.
www.BolderOptions.org


DinoMights

Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
Funding supported general operations for youth development and academic success through mentoring, tutoring and hockey.
www.dinomights.com


FamilyWise

Minneapolis, MN
$15,000
Funding supported the Bright Beginnings mentoring program, which matches successful women mentors with teen mothers.
www.familywiseservices.org


Greater Minneapolis Community Connections

Minneapolis, MN
$55,000
Funding supported the Kinship mentoring program that matches individuals, couples and families with youth facing adversity.
www.kinship-mn.org


InnerCity Tennis Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
$50,000
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.
www.innercitytennis.org


MENTOR Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN
$85,000
Funding supported general operations for capacity building of quality mentoring.
www.mentormn.org


One2One

Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
Funding supported general operations by collaborating with schools in developing evidence-based interventions for youth caught in cycles of poverty, violence and racism.
www.one2onementor.org


Positive Coaching Alliance

Bloomington, MN
$7,500
Funding supported general operations to positively impact people of all ages through youth sports.
www.minnesota.positivecoach.org


TreeHouse

Edina, MN
$50,000
Funding supported general operations and curriculum expansion of one-to-one mentoring.
www.treehousehope.org


Twin Cities Public Television (TPT)

Saint Paul, MN
$30,000
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.
www.tpt.org


Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
$242,000
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.
www.urbanventures.org


YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN
$30,000
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. 
www.ymcatwincities.org


YouthCARE

Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
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.
www.youthcaremn.org


Human Trafficking

180 Degrees

Minneapolis, MN
$37,500
Funding supported Brittany’s Place: A Safe Harbor Shelter, providing emergency shelter beds for exploited and trafficked girls.
www.180degrees.org


Children’s Health Care Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
$52,500
Funding supported the Runaway Intervention Program to bring services to youth in Hennepin County. 
www.childrensmn.org


MoveFwd

Hopkins, MN
$50,000
Funding supported general operations of the homeless youth drop-in center and youth supportive housing services.
www.movefwdmn.org


Nomi Network

New York, NY
$15,000
Funding provided sponsorship for annual fundraising gala in the anti-human trafficking field.
www.nominetwork.org


Oasis for Youth

Bloomington, MN
$10,000
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.
www.oasisforyouth.org


The Bridge for Youth

Minneapolis, MN
$3,000
Funding supported efforts to serve homeless youth and others during the polar vortex.
www.bridgeforyouth.org


The Link

Minneapolis, MN
$193,000
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.
www.thelinkmn.org


Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN
$135,000
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.
www.wfmn.org


World Childhood Foundation USA

New York, NY
$189,000
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. 
www.childhood-usa.org


YouthLink

Minneapolis, MN
$3,000
Funding was in appreciation for YouthLink’s response to the polar vortex by serving homeless youth and others.
www.youthlinkmn.org


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