Current Grantees

Granteesort icon Year
180 Degrees, Inc. 2010 The Minnesota Second Chance Coalition (SCC) is a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals (including ex-offenders, community, faith-based, and policy-focused organizations), advocating for fair and responsible laws, policies, and practices with regard to individuals who have committed crimes. The SCC will work on policy research, public education, lobbying, advocacy, and community organizing that enables individuals to redeem themselves, return to their communities and contribute to their full potential.
African & American Friendship Association for Cooperation and Development (AAFACD) 2010 African & American Friendship Association for Cooperation and Development (AAFCD), envisions social and economic justice for all immigrants. The Foreign Trained Healthcare Professionals (FTHPs) Advocacy Project focuses on multi-ethnic medical professionals facing barriers to practicing in the United States. The Project will increase involvement in community engagement, organizing and advocating for educational and employment system changes at the Legislature, and will encourage licensure boards and healthcare systems to accelerate changes that will remove barriers in licensure for FTHPs.
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2011 The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition that advances racial, economic and environmental justice in the way growth and development occurs in the Twin Cities. Their constituents come from the 24 member organizations and 75 allied groups. They will work to advance equity in regional transitway systems and in the institutions and public agencies, both of which are failing low-income people and people of color. Their work will help create a Twin Cities region where people can fairly access jobs, affordable housing and other opportunities.
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2012 The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition that advances racial, economic and environmental justice in urban growth and development decisions in the Twin Cities.
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability 2013 The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition that advances racial, economic and environmental justice in urban growth and development decisions in the Twin Cities. Their constituency includes 26 member organizations and more than 100 allied groups who work together to create a region where all people can thrive. Their goal is to advance equity in our regional transitway system and in public infrastructure investments, which includes fair access to jobs, affordable housing and other social and economic opportunities. Funds will be used to support the Convergence Partnership.
aMaze 2010 aMaze focuses on traditionally marginalized populations including GLBT families. aMaze is working to change the public education system in order to make it safer and more accessible to all students. This grant will focus on expanding the Families All Matter Program for parents with pre-school children receiving anti-bias education. aMaze will create a general curriculum with additional materials and exercises for specific groups of traditionally marginalized families, such as teen parents, newer immigrants, low-income families, and parents who did not finish high school.
Anishinaabe O'de 2011 Anishinaabe O'de is a grassroots organization rooted in the traditions, spirituality, language, and values of the Anishinaabeg. This planning grant will support the organization to strategize ways of changing the juvenile justice system and strengthen their board. The focus is to connect youth to their traditional culture and language serving as a foundation for their well-being.
Anishinaabe O'de 2012 A grassroots organization rooted in the traditions, spirituality, language, and values of the Annishinaabeg.
Appetite for Change 2013 Appetite For Change (AFC) is a community-based organization in North Minneapolis. They use food as a tool for social change, and specifically the systems of racial, social and economic injustice on the Northside.
Asian Economic Development Association 2010 The Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA) is a group of Southeast Asian small business owners. AEDA works to impact the institutions and structures that affect economic growth opportunities for the Southeast Asian community living and working along the Central Corridor.
Ce Tempoxcalli 2014 Ce Tempoxcalli is a cultural organization, focused on indigenous people of the Americas, that organizes healthy and sustainable individuals, families and communities and organizes toward a new form of harmony among all people in the world. In 2014, they are organizing a women's circle around water rights, water conservation, and water justice organizing leading up to their 10th annual Chalchiuhtlicue Ceremony and Summit. They are working with four schools and use culture to support leadership development and educational healing among oppressed cultural learners.
Center for Earth Energy and Democracy 2012 The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy works to transform the current climate change debate by working with their constituents - low-income communities, indigenous groups and communities of color - to participate in policy debates.
Center for Earth Energy And Democracy, IATP 2010 The Center for Earth Energy and Democracy (CEED) works to transform the current climate change debate by supporting the participation of low income communities, indigenous groups and communities of color in policy debates. Ultimately, CEED wants to see these communities 1) designing sustainability solutions that respect their own unique histories and self-identified goals and 2) contributing to the development of climate change policies that are environmentally sound and socially just. The Center for Earth Energy and Democracy also received a special regional partnership grant to work on water commodification and privatization in the Midwest.
Center for Earth Energy And Democracy, IATP 2011 The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy works to transform the current climate change debate by helping constituents - low income communities, indigenous groups and communities of color - participate in policy debates. Ultimately, these communities will 1) design sustainability solutions that respect their own unique histories and self-identified goals and 2) contribute to the development of climate change policies that are environmentally sound and socially just
Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy 2013 The Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy works to transform the current environmental and climate change debate by working with our constituents-low income communities, indigenous groups and communities of color-to participate in policy debates.
Centro Campesino 2010 Centro Campesino's primary constituents are new Latino immigrant workers and their families that live and work in southern Minnesota. Centro Campesino will continue to organize, educate and empower Latino immigrants in rural Minnesota to assure their full social and civic adjustment in our communities. Centro will work to address failing and abusive immigration policies and organize their community to push for fair and just immigration reform
Centro Campesino 2011 Centro Campesino works to improve the lives of the Latino and migrant community in southern Minnesota. They work towards comprehensive immigration reform and the respect of immigrants; increased labor protections for dairy farmworkers in Minnesota; and create the necessary policy changes that would allow immigrant students to succeed in school, such as access to higher education for undocumented youth.
Centro Campesino 2012 Centro Campesino is a grassroots organization that works to improve the lives of the Latino and migrant communities in Southern MN through community organizing, education and advocacy.
Centro Campesino 2013 Centro Campesino (Farmworker Center) is a grassroots organization that works to improve the lives of members of the Latino and migrant community in southern Minnesota through community organizing, education and advocacy.
Centro Cultural de Fargo/Moorhead 2010 Centro Cultural will focus on training new community organizers with a focus on the Latino and immigrant communities in the Moorhead area.
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha 2011 Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL) organizes low-wage immigrant workers from across the Twin Cities to build power and lead the struggle for fair wages, better working conditions, basic respect, and a voice in their workplaces. CTUL is committed to securing fair working conditions for present and future generations. Currently their Campaign for Justice in Retail Cleaning, is aimed at getting to the root of worker exploitation in retail cleaning industry.
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha 2012 Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha is an organization of and for workers, committed to securing fair working conditions for present and future generations.
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha 2013 Centro de Trabajadores en Lucha (CTUL) is a constituent-led worker center that organizes low-wage workers from across the Twin Cities to develop and educate one another to build power and lead the struggle for fair wages, better working conditions, basic respect, and a voice in workplaces. CTUL will continue their WAGE Theft Campaign and the Cleaning Campaign that fights for fair wages and better working conditions in retail cleaning.
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha 2014 Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) is constituent-led and worker centered (primarily Spanish-speaking immigrants). They organize Twin Cities low-wage workers to develop leadership and to educate one another, build power, and lead the struggle for fair wages, better working conditions, basic respect, and a voice in their workplaces. CTUL is an organization of workers and for workers, committed to changing low-wage industry injustices by challenging the root causes of economic injustice through worker-led organizing.
Child Care WORKS 2011 Child Care WORKS will work to advance economic justice for Minnesota families and communities by improving access to affordable, high-quality child care. Child Care WORKS engages child care providers and parents as a key strategy to support policy shifts at the Minnesota legislature and within the Executive Department. Their supporting strategies will include leadership development, legislative strategies, and coalition work with key early childhood allies.