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Defend Glendale and Public Housing Coalition Twin Cities Metro

Defend Glendale & Public Housing Coalition is a grassroots campaign of residents organizing to prevent the privatization of Glendale & the rest of public housing in Minneapolis. The objective is to ensure zero displacements, eliminate systematic gentrification, protect, and build more public housing, and minimize racial and economic inequities currently facing Minneapolis and Hennepin County.

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Grants Awarded:

Communities First Fund

$15,000 in 2020
Term: 1 year

Communities First Fund grants supported BIPOC-led organizations, responding to the immediate COVID-19-related needs in their communities during the early weeks and months of the pandemic.

Giving Project: New Majority Fund

$10,000 in 2020
Term: 2 years

Giving Project: New Majority Fund grants were offered in 2017. They provided two-year general operating grants to organizations led by and for people of color. In addition, grantees nominated up to three leaders, staff members, or board members to participate in the Movement Leadership Project.

Giving Project Grants

$10,000 in 2018
Term: 1 year

Giving Project Grants support BIPOC-led organizations that use community organizing approach to address root causes of injustice. Headwaters has been offering Giving Project Grants since 2015.

Black Seed Fund

$10,000 in 2018
Term: 1 year

Black Seed Fund makes grants to Black-led groups, supporting their organizational development and capacity-building needs. These multi-year general operating grants are for Black-led organizations that grow power with Black people.

Community Innovation Grants

$10,000 in 2018
Term: 1 year

Community Innovation Grants were offered until 2021 in partnership with the Bush Foundation. Grants supported communities to use problem solving processes that lead to more effective, equitable, and sustainable solutions.