Education

ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students)

Minneapolis, MN
$7,000
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


Augsburg University

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


Banyan Community

Minneapolis, MN
$15,000
Funding supported general operations to develop youth in grades K through eighth through after-school and summer enrichment programming.
www.banyancommunity.org


BARR Center

Minneapolis, MN
$130,000
Funding supported general operations to develop and scale the BARR model in elementary schools.
www.barrcenter.org


Black Men Teach

Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
Funding supported capacity building to increase the number of Black male educators in Twin Cities elementary schools.
www.blackmenteachtc.org


Children’s Theatre Company

Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
Funding supported the Neighborhood Bridges program, serving elementary school students by inviting teaching artists into classrooms once a week.
www.childrenstheatre.org


College Possible

St. 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


Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Minneapolis, MN
$35,000
Funding supported general operations for students attending Cristo Rey, preparing them for success in college and life.
www.cristoreytc.org


EdAllies

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


Educators for Excellence

New York, NY
$25,000
Funding supported general operations of the Minnesota Chapter in a teacher-led movement that seeks to transform teaching into a more dynamic and respected profession by placing the voices of progressive educators at the forefront of the conversations that shape their classrooms and careers.
www.e4e.org/chapters/minnesota


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
$250,000
Funding supported the general operations of KIPP Minnesota public schools, including KIPP North Star Primary and KIPP North Star Academy.
www.kippminnesota.org


Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)

Minneapolis, MN
$242,000
Funding supported the NAZ is Working investment campaign and general operations focused on permanently closing the achievement gap and ending generational poverty in North Minneapolis.
www.northsideachievement.org


Our Turn

St. 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.itsourturn.org


Page Education Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
$20,000
Funding supported general operations for providing stipends to students of color in Minnesota who are beginning or continuing their post-secondary education.
www.page-ed.org


Perspectives

St. Louis Park, MN
$10,000
Funding supported Perspectives’ children’s programs (Kids Connection, PreK Every Day, Kids Cafe, Children’s Mental Health) to increase access to academic, social, nutritional and mental health services for children impacted by homelessness, poverty, lack of equity, addiction and trauma.
www.perspectives-family.org


Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC)

Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
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 for Pride in Living

Minneapolis, MN
$15,000
Funding supported Project for Pride in Living’s Youth and Parenting Services in Family Supportive Housing, which provides children with a spectrum of support for every developmental stage.
www.ppl-inc.org


Project Success

Minneapolis, MN
$200,000
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


Reading Partners Twin Cities

Oakland, CA
$25,000
Funding supported growth and innovation to provide literacy support to low-income students in the Twin Cities.
www.readingpartners.org/location/twin-cities


Search Institute

Minneapolis, MN
$202,000
Funding supported conducting the first-ever landscape study of how schools and youth-serving organizations are nurturing developmental relationships with and among youth.
www.search-institute.org


Sprockets

St. Paul, MN
$40,000
Funding supported the after-school collaborative in promoting high-quality programming and social-emotional learning.
www.sprocketssaintpaul.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
$75,000
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

St. Paul, MN
$333,000
Funding supported the Dougherty Family College, which provides intensive education services designed to accommodate promising students.
dfc.stthomas.edu


Urban Ventures

Minneapolis, MN
$408,000
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, as well as general operations.
www.urbanventures.org


Way to Grow

Minneapolis, MN
$35,000
Funding supported Way to Grow’s holistic home visiting model, which works to close the persistent academic achievement gap by investing early in the most isolated children and families in Minneapolis.
www.waytogrow.org


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
$52,000
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

Minneapolis, MN
$25,000
Funding supported general operations for programs serving children, youth, women and families in the Twin Cities with a focus on those most impacted by opportunity gaps – namely women, girls, people of color and people living in low-income households.
www.ywcampls.org


Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities

St. 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 caring, supportive adult 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
$150,000
Funding supported the annual fundraising event and general operations to provide opportunities to children moving along the tennis player pathway toward high school graduation. Additional funding was given in memory of its Board Chair Emeritus Edwin C. “Skip” Gage.
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.one2oneconnect.org


Positive Coaching Alliance

Mountain View, CA
$7,500
Funding supported general operations to positively impact people of all ages through youth sports in Minnesota.
www.positivecoach.org


TreeHouse

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


YMCA of the North

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.ymcanorth.org


Human Trafficking

Nomi Network

New York, NY
$15,000
Funding provided sponsorship for Nomi’s annual fundraising gala in the anti-human trafficking field, in addition to general operations.
www.nominetwork.org


The Link

Minneapolis, MN
$40,000
Funding supports Project Live Out Loud and the annual fundraising event.
www.thelinkmn.org


University of Minnesota Foundation

Minneapolis, MN
$75,000
Funding supported the Minnesota Youth Sex Trading (MYST) Project, a mixed-method study at the School of Nursing focused on guiding future sexual exploitation prevention and intervention work across Minnesota, including examination of young people’s assets, strengths and protective factors.
www.nursing.umn.edu


Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN
$175,000
Funding supported the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, which addresses systemic gender and racial disparities, in addition to general operations during the pandemic.
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