We invest in community-led solutions by identifying, funding and advocating for promising ideas that build capacity and magnify impact.
We believe those living in a community are best placed to identify the solutions to any challenges they face. We are proud to support agents and agencies of change across the state of Minnesota.
We take an active role in many community initiatives that make the East Metro and Minnesota better for all who call them home. We partner with organizations spanning various sectors to lead on sweeping change across the state and respond to emerging needs.
We are honored to invest in and partner with the agents and agencies of change who are working daily to address our most pressing issues. We support nonprofits through a variety of grant programs to strengthen and expand their work.
Our Investment Approach
A sound investment strategy is crucial in our work to create an equitable and just Minnesota where all communities and people thrive.
Our Investments team seeks to realize strong returns while minimizing volatility, ensuring that the Foundation and our donors are able to support community-led solutions for years to come.
Program Related Investments
PRIs have a social and capital return, as they provide below-market-rate loans to organizations that might not have access to traditional financing.
These community investments provide a modest return, allowing the Foundation to reinvest dollars and giving our donors a unique opportunity to invest in the community.
We support local, volunteer-led community foundations across the state of Minnesota, from Chisholm to Zumbrota. Every year, these foundations grant thousands of dollars into their local communities.
Stories of Community-Led Solutions
Grants will provide funding resources for community organizations that provide critical resources to Minnesotans across the state.Read the announcement