Dear Community,

In this spring issue we celebrate the important work our donors and nonprofits like the Minneapolis Parks Foundation do for the natural world. This is also the season of narrative change for us; several stories in this issue explore how addressing problematic or limited cultural narratives in the media are central to our work of advancing equity. Lastly, I am excited to announce that Dr. Jolly is a recipient of one of this year’s Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's most admired CEO awards.

Enjoy the sunshine!
Ann Mulholland
Executive Vice President
Melanie Kleiss loves nature. Her passion for the environment dates back to her years as a young girl growing up in Saint Paul and its surrounding suburbs. Today, the mother of two uses her donor advised fund to support the environmental causes she cares about.

Get to know In Black Ink, an organization that has made it their purpose to make sure the stories of Minnesota’s black communities are heard.

Here's how the Minneapolis Parks Foundation uses its nonprofit endowment with the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations to bring its long-term vision to life.

To help address the disparities in media narratives, journalists and media professionals gathered for the first ever Truth and Transformation: Changing Racial Narratives in Media Conference.

Chris Garner, communications specialist at the Foundations, attended the two-day Truth and Transformation conference. Here's her personal reflection as a former journalist.

Adrian Coulter has large feet. He struggled to find shoes that fit. Like many entrepreneurs, Adrian started a business to fill a gap in the market. Here's how the Foundations helped Adrian's business grow through Program Related Investments.

Between Marie Kondo, Earth Day and spring cleaning, perhaps you are looking for a place to donate items that no longer spark joy. Here's a list of local nonprofits that specialize in repurposing household goods.

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