Nonprofits to Know™

Nonprofits to Know™ is a video series that highlights Minnesota nonprofits doing important work in our communities.

Featured organizations in the Nonprofits to Know video series are selected from those nonprofits that receive grants from The Saint Paul FoundationF. R. Bigelow Foundation or Mardag Foundation, all of which are affiliates of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners.


Nonprofits to Know™: Penumbra Theatre


Penumbra Theatre Company

Penumbra Theatre creates professional productions that are artistically excellent, thought provoking, relevant, and illuminate the human condition through the prism of the African American experience.

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Nonprofits to Know™: AEDA


Asian Economic Development Association

The Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA) increases economic opportunities for low-income Asian-Americans by supporting small business and entrepreneur development.

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Nonprofits to Know™: Leonardo's Basement


Child at Leonardo's Basement

Leonardo's Basement is an innovative educational organization for children and their families.

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Nonprofits to Know™: Clippers N' Curls


Barber and client at the beginning of a haircut

Clippers N' Curls for the Heart takes a grassroots approach to reducing the incidence of heart attack and stroke in the African-American communities living in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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Nonprofits to Know™: Hastings Family Service


A woman smiling while hanging clothes on a store rack.

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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Nonprofits to Know™: Community Sharing Fund


A smiling man in front of a couch.

When disaster strikes, the Community Sharing Fund helps by dispensing assistance to hard-working East Metro residents.

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Nonprofits to Know™: AchieveMpls


A former AchieveMpls student participant

As the nonprofit partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools, AchieveMpls mobilizes community resources to ensure that every MPS student is career and college ready.

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Nonprofits to Know™: Walker West Music Academy


A girl with a violin.

Walker West Music Academy provides musical training that is affordable and accessible to the Summit-University neighborhood of Saint Paul.

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Nonprofits to Know™: CAIR Minnesota


A CAIR-MN client smiling.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota (CAIR-MN) is a civil rights advocacy organization that strives to protect all Minnesota Muslims from discrimination.

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Nonprofits to Know™: Beyond Walls


A squash player ready to hit the ball.

Beyond Walls provides academic, physical and personal development for at-risk inner city youth in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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