Addressing racial wealth gaps

Our Commitment

Community Innovation Learning Logs

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

Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota

Term: August 01, 2014 - June 30, 2017

To bring organizations together that work separately on children's issues, strengthening their capacity to share resources for children, parents and other advocates

The Arts Center

Term: August 01, 2014 - September 30, 2016

To engage the community in a creative placemaking process that includes artist-led "imagination conversations"

Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing

Term: August 01, 2014 - September 30, 2017

To develop an appropriate legal entity under the Oglala Sioux Tribe to oversee water, sewer and solid waste operations and infrastructure improvement

State of Minnesota, Department of Health

Term: August 01, 2014 - September 30, 2017

To bring together diverse stakeholders from medical, insurance, advocacy and cultural communities to create and test maternal health solutions which are accessible, culturally acceptable and financially sustainable

Impact Foundation

Term: November 01, 2015 - October 31, 2018

To create an inclusive coalition that builds connections and engages community stakeholders, gathers data on youth, creates a data report with actions, and provides a Blueprint so that youth become more respected, empowered and engaged

Family Tree Clinic

Term: August 01, 2014 - September 30, 2016

To further the Family Tree Clinic's Trans Health Initiative by partnering with community stakeholders to pilot an informed consent hormone access project to provide high-quality, transgender affirming and affordable health care

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa

Term: June 01, 2015 - June 30, 2017

To create an educational and career path for young people of color in the environmental science and natural resource fields

Clay County Public Health

Term: June 01, 2015 - December 31, 2017

To develop a community plan to address mental health care needs through the ReThink Mental Health Initiative

Ramsey County

Term: June 01, 2015 - December 31, 2016

To engage the community to build a new economic model of comprehensive, coordinated service delivery to improve outcomes for young people

North Dakota Women's Network

Term: August 01, 2014 - March 31, 2017

To form a statewide coalition that will increase the number of people who are equipped to work against human trafficking and sexual exploitation

Four Bands Community Fund

Term: November 01, 2013 - June 30, 2016

Four Bands Community Fund, of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, will lead a reservation-wide effort to develop and implement a comprehensive workforce development program. Using a combined place- and sector-based approach, Four Bands will provide training opportunities to increase the capacity of individuals to gain meaningful employment while supporting businesses to build their capacity to effectively hire and retain qualified employees.

Frogtown Farm

Term: June 01, 2015 - June 30, 2017

To build a hub for a healthy, equitable and just food system

First Peoples Fund

Term: June 01, 2015 - June 30, 2016

To increase arts capacity and access to space through the Rez Arts Nomad

South Dakota State University

Term: June 01, 2015 - August 31, 2017

To attract and retain more Native American nursing students through mentoring and expanded resources to address family and cultural needs of students

University of Minnesota

Term: June 01, 2015 - June 30, 2016

To change the approach to regulation of local food systems in Minnesota

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

Tribal Nations Research Group

Term: June 01, 2015 - January 31, 2018

To promote high quality research relevant to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians that will advance the tribe's economic development and uphold its positive images

The People's Press Project

Term: June 01, 2015 - June 30, 2016

To engage communities of color and disenfranchised communities in the creation of a non-commercial, community-owned, low-powered radio station serving the Fargo-Moorhead area

GROW South Dakota

Term: August 01, 2014 - September 30, 2016

To give people of the region a "big picture" view of the area's challenges through conversations and printed media so they are better informed when making decisions that affect their lives

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Term: June 01, 2015 - December 31, 2016

To engage underserved families in designing and testing a children's museum model that is responsive to their needs, interests and challenges

Helpline Center

Term: June 01, 2015 - June 30, 2017

To design and pilot a coordinated system for social service providers to enter, manage and share client data in order to better serve local families

State of Minnesota, Department of Human Services

Term: June 01, 2015 - June 30, 2019

To eliminate inequities and advance health equity at the Minnesota Department of Human Services in collaboration with impacted communities

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Term: November 01, 2013 - December 31, 2015

North Star AISES will support the creation and implementation of a Women's Elder Nibi/Mini Council to uphold the cultural authority of women elders to participate in tribal decisions that impact water on and near reservations in collaboration with scientific experts.

Wagner Area Horizons Team

Term: November 01, 2013 - December 31, 2016

The Wagner Area Horizons Team will engage both Native and non-Native people who live in Wagner on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in a series of conversations and workshops about race. This will include developing and sharing a new curriculum for understanding differences in Native and non-Native leadership.

Main Street Square

Term: November 01, 2013 - December 31, 2015

Main Street Square will research, develop and implement a successful community arts collaborative and clearinghouse that will create a sustainable, equitable future for the arts and artists in Rapid City.

PACT for Families Collaborative

Term: November 01, 2013 - April 30, 2016

PACT for Families Collaborative will engage truant youth, their parents, education staff and service providers to redesign services and test strategies for positive, sustainable solutions to truancy.