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Nonprofits to Know™: The Sanneh Foundation


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The Sanneh Foundation empowers youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school support, improving lives by providing programs that strengthen physical health and social and emotional development and uniting communities by advancing diversity, equity, and community well-being.

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Nonprofits to Know™: Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood


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The Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood (SPPN) is a transformative education initiative that brings together families, schools, public agencies, and the community to change the odds for a generation of children.

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Frogtown Farm

Featured Grant4/11/17

One of the largest contiguous urban farms in the nation, Frogtown Farm is cultivating soil and community in Saint Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood.

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Minnesota Homeownership Center

Featured Grant4/6/17

The staff at the Minnesota Homeownership Center helps make sustainable homeownership possible, believing that stable housing is critical to healthy, vibrant communities. Over the past 20 years, the Center has provided more than 200,000 nationally people with information and counseling, helping them buy or keep their homes.

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The Lake May Center

Featured Grant3/31/17

The Lake May Center in Walker, Minnesota helps area seniors live well and independently by providing activities where people can find companionship, friendship and fun.

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East Metro Pulse report gives snapshot of community in Dakota, Ramsey and Washington Counties

News Release2/27/17

A new report will be launched at an event on March 2, revealing data that goes beyond demographics, taking a look at how residents of the East Metro – defined as Dakota, Ramsey and Washington Counties – feel about, and engage in, our community.

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MNSights February 2017


MNSights | Community Vitality in the East Metro + Volunteer With Your Valentine

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Minnesota Philanthropy Partners welcomes new board chair and three new board members

News release1/24/17

Minnesota Philanthropy Partners is pleased to announce Chris Hilger as incoming board chair. Hilger is the president of Securian Financial Group, managing the company’s institutional products and services and previously served as MN Partner’s board vice chair. He succeeds Mary Brainerd, president and CEO of HealthPartners as board chair. In addition to new board leadership, MN Partners has also added three new members: Scott Burns, Dr. Joseph Lee and Michael Ott.

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Honoring the First Annual National Day of Racial Healing

News Release1/17/17

January 17, 2017 marks the first annual National Day of Racial Healing. We take time this day to celebrate and recognize the agents-of-change in our community who are leading the work in equity and racial healing.

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Featured Grant12/19/16

Youthprise is brokering partnerships and collaborations to strengthen the health and vitality of Minnesota’s Somali community. The Pipeline to Integration collaborative brings together layers of cooperation among funders and among Somali-led community organizations.

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