Nexus Community Partners

15 grants from 2012-2023
Saint Paul
MN

Grants Received

$460,000
in
2023
Program
Ecosystem Grants
Term
36 months

Saint Paul, MN — Nexus Community Partners offers several leadership development and capacity-building programs including: the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BLCI), which helps train Black, Indigenous and people of color leaders to serve on boards and commissions; and the Nexus Community Engagement Institute, which helps organizations develop more effective and authentic strategies to engage the communities they serve. Ecosystem grants provide general operating support for organizations that support others to solve problems in their communities.

$50,000,000
in
2023
Program
Ecosystem Grants
Term
113 months

Saint Paul, MN — Nexus Community Partners is one of two steward organizations selected to design and operate community trust funds, seeded with $100 million by the Bush Foundation to address wealth disparities caused by historic racial injustices in our region. Nexus’ Open Road Fund will address wealth gaps in Black communities across MN, ND and SD and redefine wealth according to values of the Black community, reaffirming the excellence that has always been in Black people.

$3,150,000
in
2021
Program
Community Innovation Grants
Term
42 months

Saint Paul, MN — Nexus Community Partners will develop and test a new model for supporting healing and wellness for BIPOC racial equity leaders in Minnesota through sabbaticals. This 3.5-year project will include a community design process, pilot implementation and gradual full implementation of a paid sabbaticals program. The ultimate aim of this work is to advance progress on issues of racial equity in Minnesota by supporting leaders to invest in their own wellness and rejuvenation for the work.

$500,000
in
2021
Term
14 months

Saint Paul, MN — Nexus Community Partners has been selected to steward a community trust fund that will address wealth disparities caused by historic racial injustice by investing in Black communities across our region. This design and planning grant will support Nexus to develop the program that will distribute the community trust fund through grants to individuals. Nexus will engage community members and partners as they develop the grant program.

$310,000
in
2020
Program
Ecosystem Grants
Term
36 months

Saint Paul, MN — This Ecosystem Grant provides general operating support for Nexus Community Partners to help advance its charitable mission

$100,000
in
2020
Program
President’s Innovation and Partnership Fund
Term
4 months

Saint Paul, MN — To support the Philanthropic Collective to Combat Anti-Blackness & Realize Racial Justice

$100,000
in
2019
Program
President’s Innovation and Partnership Fund
Term
23 months

Saint Paul, MN — Community Engagement to Advance Equitable Systems Change

$205,000
in
2018
Program
Ecosystem Grants
Term
24 months

Saint Paul, MN — This Ecosystem Grant provides general operating support for Nexus Community Partners to help advance its charitable mission

$495,000
in
2018
Program
Bush Prize for Community Innovation
Term
12 months

Saint Paul, MN — In recognition of winning a 2018 Bush Prize for Community Innovation, this grant will advance the organization’s charitable mission to build more engaged and powerful communities of color

$200,000
in
2016
Program
Ecosystem Grants
Term
24 months

Saint Paul, MN — This Ecosystem Grant provides general operating support for Nexus Community Partners to help advance its' charitable mission

$100,000
in
2015
Program
President’s Innovation and Partnership Fund
Term
15 months

Saint Paul, MN — To develop a Community Engagement Institute

$5,000
in
2014
Program
bushCONNECT Partner
Term
6 months

Saint Paul, MN — Recruit and provide support to attendees of bushCONNECT on May 12, 2014

$200,000
in
2014
Program
Leadership Network Grants
Term
25 months

Saint Paul, MN — Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute: Learning and Growing

$5,000
in
2013
Program
Leadership Network Grants
Term
2 months

Saint Paul, MN — To support the Neighborhoods USA conference May 22-25, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN

$50,000
in
2012
Program
Past Programs
Term
12 months

Saint Paul, MN — Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute