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15th Annual Facing Race Awards

The 2021 Facing Race Awards premiere at 7 p.m. October 24 on your local TPT MN channel.

We’re excited to recognize our 2021 Facing Race Award winners: Victoria McWane-Creek, KingDemetrius Pendleton, Valerie Shirley and Wokie Weah!

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A Vibrant Minnesota

A community foundation is only as good as its connection to the community. That’s what we do best.

We inspire generosity, advocate for equity and invest in community-led solutions. This purpose guides our work in and for Minnesota and the Twin Cities’ East Metro.

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Art In This Present Moment

Art In This Present Moment celebrates Minnesota artists of color changing and challenging dominant narratives through their craft.

This year’s Art in This Present Moment initiative funded projects by BIPOC artists, in partnership with the nonprofits In Black Ink, In Progress and Manidoo Ogitigaan.

MEET THE ARTISTS
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Donated Real Estate Turned into Community Resources

There are many ways to support causes you care about. For one Minnesota couple, that meant donating real estate.

For Lisa and Jerry O’Brien, donating a condo to their donor advised fund meant they were able to support their college institutions and several causes they are passionate about.

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Lisa and Jerry O'Brien in front of artwork

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Our Impact

$1.7B

Combined charitable assets

The largest community foundation in the state

9,028

Grants given

To organizations, initiatives and projects

75

Minnesota counties

Organizations throughout the state received grants

$101M

Granted

To communities by the Foundation and our partners

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Stories From Our Community

Read Afghan Resettlement Plan

Foundation Invests in Afghan Resettlement Plan

The Foundation partners with the Minnesota Council on Foundations and others to help new Afghan arrivals resettle in Minnesota.

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Read about the Art

The Manidoo Ogitigaan Artist Collective

The Birch Bark Canoe was created by the Manidoo Ogitigaan Artist Collective, a group of Indigenous artists who work to preserve the teachings, practices and traditions of their people through traditional Anishinaabeg art forms.

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Read Art In This Present Moment Grants Announced

Art In This Present Moment Grants Announced

Funding recognizes Minnesota’s Black, Indigenous and people of color artists and their work created at the intersection of cultural art and activism.

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Read Thomas Stillday, Jr.

Thomas Stillday, Jr.

Thomas Stillday, Jr. is an Indigenous beadwork artist who mixes unique stitching techniques with a distinct choice of colors to create unique Ojibwe designs on bandolier bags.

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Read Robin Hickman-Winfield

Robin Hickman-Winfield

Robin Hickman-Winfield celebrates the stories, elegance, beauty and talent of Black men and women through soulful dolls.

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Read Refugee Families Are Counting on Us

Refugee Families Are Counting on Us

In this guest blog post, Aziza Mama of the International Institute of Minnesota shares how the Institute supports newly arrived families from Afghanistan.

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Read about Kazua Melissa Vang

Kazua Melissa Vang

Artist Kazua Melissa Vang uses photography and mixed media art to preserve the legacy of her father and tell the stories of her family and Hmong heritage.

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Read Capacity Building Grant Program Helps Nonprofits Grow

Capacity Building Grant Program Helps Nonprofits Grow

Three grant recipients share how their organizations have grown with capacity building support from the Management Improvement Fund.

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