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Region Five Development Commission

6 grants from 2011-2019
Staples
MN

Grants Received

$10,000
in
2019
Program
Bush Prize for Community Innovation
Term
12 months

Staples, MN — In recognition of becoming a finalist for the 2019 Bush Prize for Community Innovation, this grant will advance the organization's charitable mission to enhance the vitality and quality of life in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties

$100,000
in
2018
Program
Major Investment Community Creativity
Term
36 months

Staples, MN — To be a leader and learner as a member of Community Creativity Cohort 2, a 3-year participant-led capacity building effort to support organizations led by and serving people of color and Indigenous people, rural communities, and smaller cities and towns

$60,000
in
2017
Program
President’s Innovation and Partnership Fund
Term
38 months

Staples, MN — Supporting professional development and networking opportunities among Minnesota's rural economic development practitioners

$50,000
in
2014
Program
Community Innovation Grants
Term
20 months

Staples, MN — To work with 22 rural towns, cataloguing their assets using the Community Capitals Framework: a conceptual model for evaluating a community's overall health and capacity for community and economic development

$75,000
in
2012
Program
Past Programs
Term
14 months

Staples, MN — Training and support of 22 HUD Planning Champions and documentation of community-based stories regarding implementation

$40,000
in
2011
Program
Past Programs
Term
13 months

Staples, MN — Prototype a place-based Innovation site in central Minnesota to beta test the use of InCommons values and practices to solve tough community problems.