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.
East Metro Pulse
East Metro Pulse is a biennial survey and report that measures community vitality in the Twin Cities East Metro.
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. Every year, these foundations grant thousands of dollars into their local communities.
Stories of Community-Led Solutions
Foundations Announce 2023 First Round Community Grants
Grants will support community organizations as they work to launch, expand and sustain their services in the community.Read the announcement
How Community Partners Shaped A Local Grant Program
Learn how a partnership between the Foundation and technical assistance partners supports East Metro Main Street Economic Revitalization Program applicants and recipients.Learn More
Combining Community Service and Sports to Shape Future Leaders
Learn how Mario & Sparkle Wimberly are using futsal as a way to build future community leaders.Watch the video
Building Capacity and Nonprofit Leadership with the Management Improvement Fund
Learn how the Management Improvement Fund helps small and midsize nonprofit organizations build and grow their capacity.Learn More