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Foundations Pool Funds to Promote an Equitable Recovery

Minnesota foundations are committed to the equitable and broad distribution of public funds to typically under-resourced communities. The Supporting Equitable Recovery via Intermediary Capacity Enhancements (SERVICE) Fund was created by MCF and its members to help provide flexible funding to support intermediaries that are re-granting federal, state, and/or county funds for COVID relief and recovery efforts in Minnesota.

Goals of the SERVICE Fund

  • Help set up nonprofit intermediaries to be successful in re-granting unprecedented volumes of public funds to support COVID-19 relief and recovery
  • Support equitable distribution of public funds to promote an equitable recovery
  • Support distribution of public funds to nonprofits, particularly smaller, under-resourced nonprofits and nonprofits that serve BIPOC communities

Grant Recipients of the SERVICE Fund

MCF is pleased to announce that the SERVICE Fund has provided more than $1.5 million in grants to 16 grant recipients working as intermediaries for public relief and recovery efforts.

  • African Economic Development Solutions
  • First Children's Finance
  • Ignite Afterschool
  • Initiative Foundation
  • Lake Street Council
  • Latino Economic Development Center
  • Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers
  • Minnesota Homeowners Center
  • Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
  • Nexus Community Partners
  • Northland Foundation
  • Propel Nonprofits
  • Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
  • Southwest Initiative Foundation
  • West Central Initiative
  • Youthprise

SERVICE Fund Contributors

Thank you to the MCF members who contributed resources to bring this fund to life!

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
  • Bush Foundation
  • Margaret A. Cargill Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
  • Morgan Family Foundation
  • Target Foundation
  • The Cargill Foundation
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • The Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation
  • Thrivent
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