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™: 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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Nonprofits to Know™: Highland Friendship Club


Two young men having fun at a party.

The Highland Friendship Club gives teens and young adults with disabilities the chance to connect with friends - with and without disabilities - and create a typical social life.

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Nonprofits to Know™: Ujamaa Place


A teacher leads a class

Ujamaa Place gives young African American men who are economically disadvantaged the education and skills training specifically aimed at turning their lives around to become productive members of their families and communities.

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A Nonprofit to Know™: Refuge Network


A caregiver holds the hand of a client.

The Refuge Network provides help for domestic abuse and violence victims in the east central Minnesota counties of Chisago, Kanabec, and Isanti. The Refuge Network believes that no one deserves to be abused and therefore seeks to bring an end to domestic violence.

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Nonprofits to Know™: Lifetrack Resources


A mother reading a book to her son

Lifetrack Resources develops the strengths within children, families and adults facing the greatest life challenges so that all families and individuals are strong, healthy and productive members of the community.

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