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

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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Community-informed grantmaking awards $230,000 to organizations benefiting communities of color

News Release12/15/16

Twenty-eight nonprofit organizations will receive more than $230,000 in grants from The Saint Paul Foundation’s Diversity Endowment Funds.

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On proposed changes to Saint Paul's Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission

News release12/13/16

It is a welcome breath in the police review process - a breath that will bring new energy to the relationship between police officers and residents as we work to re-charge the climate of our community.

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Duluth Art Institute

Featured Grant12/12/16

The Duluth Art Institute strengthens the arts community of Northern Minnesota through exhibitions and hands-on learning. Their Lincoln Building provides artistic outlet and expression through education for Minnesotans of all ages.

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WellShare International

Featured Grant12/12/16

WellShare International is partnering with the Karen Organization of Minnesota to provide culturally-specific health classes to Karen youth. Since its launch three years ago the Karen Youth Health Education Program has provided more than 150 high school students with access to education about reproductive and chemical health.

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MNSights December 2016


MNSights | Resolutions That Help Others + A Saint Paul Café That Changes Lives

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