Stories about Community Innovation Grantees

Community Innovation grants support a wide variety of organizations and projects. These are just a few examples of the work of recent CI grantees:

Hope Community

Minneapolis, MN - Hope Community has developed a model for supporting first-time homeowners to purchase multi-unit housing, as a strategy for wealth building and affordable housing.

Nexus Community Partners

St. Paul, MN - Nexus is developing and testing a model of supportive sabbaticals for racial equity leaders.

North american traditional indigenous food systems

Minneapolis, MN - NATIFS is working to inspire, equip and connect leaders in Indigenous farming and culinary communities to spread Indigenous foods and cuisine.

North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives

Mandan, ND - NDAREC's North Dakota Rural Grocery Initiative led to the creation of the Rural Access Distribution (RAD) Cooperative as a new cooperative model to improve food access in rural food deserts.

Rosebud Economic Development Corporation

Mission, SD - REDCO is developing the Wolakota Buffalo Range, the largest Native-managed buffalo herd, to support cultural revitalization, food sovereignty and economic development.  

Southside Harm Reduction

Minneapolis, MN - Southside Harm Reduction is piloting a model for supervised drug consumption to prevent overdoses and support people toward treatment.