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Mardag Foundation Board of Directors5/18/16

Last year, Mardag Foundation’s board of directors recommitted to supporting projects in our four priority areas: improving the lives of at-risk-families, children, youth and young adults; supporting seniors to live independently; building the capacity of arts and humanities organizations to benefit their communities, and supporting community development throughout Saint Paul.

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Minnesota African Women's Association

Featured Grant5/17/16

Minnesota African Women's Association connects low-income refugee and immigrant women to career training and job placement opportunities. 

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Grants award funding to support families facing health and financial challenges

News Release5/16/16

Families struggling to meet their basic needs while balancing steep medical costs due to life-threatening illness or disabilities will get some relief thanks to $400,000 in grants from The William and Connie Carroll Endowment Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation.

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Dream of Wild Health

Featured Grant5/5/16

Dream of Wild Health is growing seeds and growing leaders through their Indigenous Food Network, a web of programming that supports healthy eating in Native communities and provides educational and employment opportunities for youth.

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Twins diversity champion Miguel Ramos joins MN Partners board

News Release5/4/16

Minnesota Philanthropy Partners is pleased to announce that Miguel Ramos has been elected to its board of directors. Ramos is director of diversity marketing for the Minnesota Twins and a long-time community champion for inclusion and diversity.

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Announcement on new Minneapolis Foundation CEO/president from Dr. Eric J. Jolly, president and CEO of The Saint Paul Foundation

News Release5/3/16

Dr. Eric J. Jolly, president and CEO of The Saint Paul Foundation, issued the following statement today in recognition of the announcement of R.T. Rybak as the new CEO and president of the Minneapolis Foundation.

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Rebuilding Together Twin Cities

Featured Grant4/25/16

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities' ramp programkeeps elderly and mobility-challenged homeowners in their homes and connected to their communities.

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Urban Roots

Featured Grant4/22/16

Urban Roots is providing employment for youth in Saint Paul's East Side neighborhood and introducing them to careers in conservation. 

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Minnesota State Council on Economic Education

Featured Grant4/22/16

The Minnesota State Council on Economic Education's innovative Mathematics and Economics curriculum serves thousands of at-risk second, third and fourth-grade summer school students.

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MNSights E-newsletter April 2016


Our 10th Annual Facing Race Ambassador Awards + Preparing Minnesota's kids for success

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