Awarded Grants

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Listed below are 2021 grants in our areas for interest. You may scroll to see all areas, use the navigation links at bottom, or use a search to find grants.

2021 Expanding Opportunities for Youth and Families

Organization Name Organization Website Project Name Amount Awarded
30,000 Feet Unrestricted $25,000
Advancing Equity Coalition Unrestricted $15,000
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Child Development Center (payable over three years) $120,000
Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES) Unrestricted $15,000
Augsburg College Debate Team $15,000
Baby's Space: A Place to Grow Unrestricted $20,000
Black Men Teach Unrestricted $15,000
Breakthrough Twin Cities Unrestricted $30,000
Centro Tyrone Guzman Unrestricted $25,000
Children's Defense Fund Minnesota Freedom Schools $30,000
CLUES Youth in Action (YA!) $20,000
ComMUSICation Unrestricted $15,000
Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Acción Latina (or COPAL) Unrestricted $15,000
Cultural Wellness Center Unrestricted $25,000
East Side Learning Center Unrestricted $10,000
Ed Allies Unrestricted $20,000
Education Evolving Unrestricted $15,000
Educators for Excellence Unrestricted $30,000
Great MN Schools Unrestricted $15,000
Greater Minneapolis Community Connections GMCC Family and Youth Development $15,000
Greater Twin Cities United Way Unrestricted $15,000
Hallie Q. Brown Community Center Childcare Center $20,000
Headway Emotional Health Infant Home Visits and Spirit Program $15,000
Hiawatha Academies Parent Engagement $20,000
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul American Indian Youth Enrichment $15,000
Jeremiah Program Unrestricted $20,000
Ka Joog Nonprofit Organization Unrestricted $15,000
Karen Organization of Minnesota Unrestricted $15,000
Keystone Community Services Unrestricted $45,000
KIPP Minnesota Kipp through High School $20,000
Minneapolis Public Schools Data Analyst for SEL $70,000
Minnesota African Women's Association (MAWA) Unrestricted $15,000
Minnesota Education Equity Partnership Unrestricted $20,000
Minnesota Parent Union Unrestricted $15,000
Neighborhood House PECE $25,000
New Vision Foundation Unrestricted $15,000
Northside Achievement Zone Unrestricted $150,000
Northside Boxing Club Unrestricted $15,000
Phyllis Wheatley Community Center Unrestricted $20,000
Plymouth Christian Youth Center Unrestricted $20,000
Project for Pride in Living Youth and Parenting Services $20,000
Reading Partners readingpartners.orglocationtwin-cities Twin Cities Tutoring $25,000
Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood wilder.orgcommunity-impactsaint-paul-promise-neighborhood Unrestricted (payable over three years) $130,000
ServeMinnesota Family Childcare Reading Corps $20,000
Southside Family Nurturing Center Unrestricted $20,000
Teach For America, Inc. Unrestricted $20,000
The Banyan Community Unrestricted $75,000
The Blake School LearningWorks $15,000
The Family Partnership Multicultural Therapeutic Preschools $40,000
The Sanneh Foundation Unrestricted $20,000
Think Small Unrestricted $15,000
Urban Roots MN Unrestricted $15,000
Voices for Racial Justice Unrestricted $20,000
Washburn Center for Children Unrestricted $25,000
Way to Grow Unrestricted $50,000
WE WIN Institute, Inc. Unrestricted $15,000
Wildflower Schools Unrestricted $15,000
YMCA of the North Beacons Program $20,000
Youthprise Minnesota Afterschool Advance $20,000

2021 Strengthening Developing Communities

Central America
Organization Name Organization Website Project Name Amount Awarded
Agua Para La Vida Tech School $11,000
Common Hope Unrestricted $25,000
CREA Unrestricted $15,000
Fabretto Children's Foundation Fabretto’s SAT program (payable over two years) $100,000
Glasswing International Glasswing International Community Schools $10,000
Groundswell International Unrestricted $30,000
Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund Inc Unrestricted $30,000
Mama Hope Unrestricted $25,000
Pueblo a Pueblo, Inc (fiscally sponsored by Natik) Unrestricted $22,000
Seeds for Progress Foundation Unrestricted $20,000
Thousand Currents Unrestricted (payable over two years) $120,000
West, East, and Southern Africa
Organization Name Organization Website Project Name Amount Awarded
African Visionary Fund (fiscally sponsored by KBFUS) Unrestricted $11,000
Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for the Environment (CREATE!) Unrestricted $10,000
Eastern Congo Initiative the Asili project (payable over two years) $100,000
Friends of Raising the Village Incorporated Unrestricted (payable over two years) $50,000
Mavuno (fiscally sponsored by KBFUS) Unrestricted $11,000
One Village Partners Unrestricted (payable over two years) $120,000
Partners in Food Solutions Unrestricted $10,000
Root Capital Eastern DRC $40,000
The CHAIN COLLABORATIVE Unrestricted $10,000
The Nature Conservancy Tuungane (payable over two years) $120,000
WellShare International Strive and Thrive Groups $30,000

2022 Sustaining Environmental Systems Pilot

Organization Organization Website Purpose Amount Awarded
Dream of Wild Health Unrestricted $8,000
Greater Minneapolis Community Connections Indigenous Ag Education Program for Youth in White Earth Ojibwa Nation $8,000
Hmong American Farmers Association Improving Drought and Climate Change Resilience for Hmong Farmers through Drip Irrigation Training $8,000
Honor the Earth Nibi Bimaatisiiwin - Water Monitoring Work $8,000
MN Renewable Now The Power North Program takes action on the energy burden in underserved communities. $8,000
Project Sweetie Pie Unrestricted $8,000
Robbinsdale Area Schools Indigenous Outdoor Traditions $8,000