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IMPORTANT 2022 GRANT ROUND UPDATE


We are committed to continually improving how we partner with nonprofits to support essential work in the community. In 2022, one of the ways we are doing this is by adopting a new grant application system.


In conjunction with this system upgrade, we are modifying our 2022 Building Community Capacity grant application process to serve community partners better. This also applies to grants from our partner foundations, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation. 

SEE MORE ABOUT 2022 GRANT ROUNDS

Inspiring Generosity

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DONORS MAKING AN IMPACT

As you consider year-end giving, learn how some of our donors have chosen to make an impact, as well as a few tips and tools we offer to make the most of your charitable giving.


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HOW A LEGACY LETTER CAN DEEPEN FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Consider creating a legacy letter to pass along your values, life lessons and memories to family and friends. Learn more about what to consider with these tips.


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Advocating for Equity

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BOARD MEMBER FEATURE: NANCY LYONS

“I tend to be a little bit of a firestarter,” says Nancy Lyons, founder and CEO of Clockwork. “I want to be the person in the room who's saying, ‘It's OK to be uncomfortable, because we're not going to change if we aren't willing to be uncomfortable.’”


GET TO KNOW NANCY

ART IN THIS PRESENT MOMENT

Meet the artists who were part of this year’s Art in This Present Moment, including a traditional Ojibwe beadwork artist, a photographer of the Latinx community in the rural Midwest, an original fashion doll stylist, and an Indigenous artist collective that built a birch bark canoe.


VIEW THE ARTWORK

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Investing in Community-led Solutions

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS AND NONPROFITS

In the third installment of our ‘What is a Community Foundation?’ series, we explore ways community foundations like ours partner with and strengthen nonprofits for the good of the community.


LEARN ABOUT OUR NONPROFIT WORK

PODCAST EXPLORES WORK, CULTURE AND LIFE

In our new podcast, I So Appreciate You!, Foundation leaders and co-hosts Nadege Souvenir and Pahoua Yang Hoffman seek input from each other and their guests as they examine how values-based organizations and leaders can best respond to today’s issues and opportunities.


LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

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In the News

Twin Cities artist works to 'Preserve' interactions often taken for granted - MPR News


Welcome signs: Valerie Shirley helps Minnesota’s deaf Muslim community with everyday activities like filling out paperwork — and deeper concerns like understanding their religion. - Sahan Journal


Give to the Max Day Brings in Record-Breaking $34.3 million for Minnesota Nonprofits and Schools - PR Newswire

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