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Transformational Fund Grant of Minnesota Community Foundation Helps Organization Grow Jobs for Economically Disadvantaged Adults

News Release4/7/14

Tech Dump, an electronic-waste recycler, received a $76,855 grant from Minnesota Community Foundation to transform its operations and ultimately create more jobs.

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The Saint Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation Renew Their Commitment to Racial Equity

News Release3/11/14

Adopted by the board of directors of the Foundations, the racial equity framework renews a long-standing commitment to fostering racial equity and outlines how racial equity is prioritized in decision-making and activities across the two organizations.


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MNSights E-newsletter: February 2014


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Find new volunteer opportunities, hear from former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and more.

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The Saint Paul Foundation Selects Partner to Implement $1 Million Winning Idea in Forever Saint Paul Challenge

News Release2/13/14

In the coming months, TC LISC will launch a neighborhood-wide effort that brings together East Side residents and agencies to help inform community need and shape implementation of the Urban Oasis.

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New statewide coalition will bring attention to Minnesota’s urgent transportation needs

News Release1/23/14

With nearly half of Minnesota’s roads and bridges listed in poor or mediocre condition, a coalition of businesses and other groups — known as Move MN — is asking the governor and the Legislature to make transportation a priority in 2014.

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Nonprofits to Know™: Hastings Family Service


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Hastings Family Service provides a range of emergency and supportive services to assist and guide people who lack food, clothing, shelter, support or transportation.

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Pan African Community Endowment Makes Grants to Seven Local Nonprofits

News Release12/26/13

The grants will address racial disparities in education, health, housing and criminal justice.

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Mardag Foundation takes aim at the achievement gap with $661,000 in grants in St. Louis and Clay counties

News Release12/18/13

The grants ― $375,000 to the Northland Foundation in Duluth and $286,000 to West Central Initiative in Fergus Falls ― will underwrite Parent Aware training for nearly 300 early childhood educators and child care providers in St. Louis and Clay counties over three years so they can better prepare 3- and 4-year-olds for the jobs they will hold as 30- and 40-year-olds.

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Task Force: $63 million “ReVision” to Dorothy Day Center to address growing homelessness in Saint Paul

News Release12/18/13

“We prioritized a long-term solution that brought greater dignity to every person served,” said Carleen Rhodes, president and CEO of The Saint Paul Foundation and task force co-chair.

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MNSights E-newsletter: December 2013


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Great gift ideas for the holidays, how to support your giving passions and more.

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