Community Innovation Learning Logs

Interim and final reports from Community Innovation grantees that include key lessons learned from their grant project.

PACT for Families Collaborative

Term: June 01, 2016 - December 31, 2018

To initiate Partnering for Resilience -- supporting high needs families with young children through collaborative problem-solving around safety, resilience and independence

Sacred Pipe Resource Center

Term: June 01, 2016 - December 31, 2017

To increase civic and social engagement of the American Indian community in order to build community leaders who can collectively address the pervasive, negative socio-economic disparities of the American Indian population in Bismarck-Mandan

Voices for Racial Justice

Term: June 01, 2016 - December 31, 2018

To build a statewide problem-solving process on the issue of mass incarceration and the impact of the prison system on communities of color

Propel Nonprofits

Term: June 01, 2016 - March 31, 2019

Conduct a Family Freedom School Initiative to increase awareness and build capacity of Duluth's African American community to address institutional barriers and structural policies of race impacting their lives

Western Wellness Foundation

Term: June 01, 2015 - December 31, 2017

To plan, establish and prepare to implement a "one-stop-shop" family resource center to improve delivery, increase capacity, remove barriers and close gaps in family and social services

Northeast South Dakota Area Health Education Center

Term: June 01, 2016 - March 31, 2019

To strengthen the South Dakota One Health Producer/Provider/Veterinarian Network (PPV Net) to more effectively communicate information regarding zoonotic disease and other public health issues among livestock producers, medical providers and veterinarians in an effort to improve the quality and continuity of healthcare among both human and animal populations in South Dakota

Northside Achievement Zone

Term: June 01, 2015 - June 30, 2017

To strengthen the North Minneapolis community and improve academic achievement by building a cohort of strong parent leaders

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Term: June 01, 2016 - December 31, 2018

To further develop the Mental Health Advocacy Network to better serve those in need of mental health support

Community Violence Intervention Center

Term: June 01, 2016 - December 31, 2017

To create a 2 Generation Plan to End Violence that will incorporate community generated ideas, include outcome measures, and identify solutions to test

St. Croix River Association

Term: June 01, 2015 - June 30, 2017

To support the "Keeping the Woods in the North Woods" partnership that targets peer-to-peer conservation efforts to stop deforestation and protect water quality


Term: June 01, 2016 - June 30, 2018

To institutionalize a statewide system in North Dakota to solve addiction with an intersection of technology, private and public sectors

Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault

Term: June 01, 2015 - December 31, 2018

To develop a coordinated regional forensic medical response to sexual violence in Northeast Minnesota

Cedar Riverside NRP

Term: June 01, 2016 - May 31, 2018

To solve the need for better access to affordable, culturally competent, quality early childhood education services (ECE) in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood (West Bank)

Minnesota Education Equity Partnership

Term: June 01, 2016 - June 30, 2018

To conduct a "Race Equity and Excellence in Education Action Planning" process with the goal of identifying specific strategies to address race equity in education

African Immigrant Services

Term: June 01, 2015 - June 30, 2017

To increase civic engagement within communities of color in the Northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Term: June 01, 2015 - December 31, 2016

To assess needs, build a foundation and create a work plan for the Work 2 Wellness (W2W) Project

Rapid City Public School Foundation

Term: August 01, 2014 - December 31, 2016

To partner with the Rapid City Area Schools and others, examining the need to address cross-cultural understanding and relationships in their community

Northfield Healthy Community Initiative

Term: November 01, 2013 - December 31, 2017

"Northfield Promise" is a collective impact initiative designed to achieve community-level change for children and youth growing up in Northfield. By aligning all the major community institutions around a shared set of measurable benchmarks, assembling diverse action teams, collecting and sharing data, implementing action plans, and sharing progress with community stakeholders, the project seeks to ensure success for all Northfield youth.

Vital Aging Network

Term: November 01, 2013 - December 31, 2016

The Vital Aging Network's Wellness 50+ program will engage and train teams of older adults in four communities across Minnesota to lead community–developed wellness initiatives.

Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment

Term: August 01, 2014 - September 30, 2016

To engage healthcare stakeholders in creating a public-private funding program that will support foreign-trained medical professionals in securing medical residency

Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program (aka GROW South Dakota)

Term: August 01, 2014 - October 31, 2016

To move rural communities forward by creating opportunities for improved housing stability and economic development

Thunder Valley CDC

Term: August 01, 2014 - September 30, 2016

To co-create the Sustainable Home Ownership Project (SHOP): a workforce development initiative and homeownership system that supports a green construction industry on Pine Ridge

Minneapolis Public Schools

Term: August 01, 2014 - August 31, 2017

To test and implement the Minneapolis Public Schools "Grow Your Own" program: a fast-track alternative teacher preparation and licensure program for bilingual educators and educators of color

Great River Greening

Term: August 01, 2014 - September 30, 2017

To create a shared community vision for the Seven Mile Creek watershed, establish a watershed council to implement the community vision and build the relationships necessary to sustain watershed rehabilitation efforts into the future