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IDEA Competition Announces Three Winners for 2016

Release Date: 
04/27/2016

The IDEA Competition announced the names of three 2016 winners on Tuesday, April 26th at the IDEA awards banquet held at the Beaux Arts Ballroom, Bemidji State University.  Each winner receives $10,000 in cash to advance their business idea, plus...

Catalyst Initiative of George Family Foundation Awards $264,000+

Release Date: 
04/21/2016

In its third round of seed grants, the Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation continued its support of the development of mind-body healing practices in a diverse range of communities in the Twin Cities and beyond. Several foundation...

Numbers Count in Democracy

Release Date: 
04/18/2016

The was a plummet in household income for blacks in Minnesota by 14 percent from 2013 to 2014. At the same time, the statewide poverty rate for black residents deepened from 33 to 38 percent, triple the overall state poverty rate that has held...

Q & A with Ho Nguyen

Release Date: 
04/18/2016

Ho Nguyen is a queer, first generation Vietnamese American with refugee parents. She holds a master of arts degree in public policy and leadership from the University of St. Thomas, was a 2012 Choice Leadership Institute Fellow and has a...

Philanthrosaurus

Release Date: 
04/18/2016

As we gain fluency within our sector, we can discuss our work with greater nuance and...

Adjustment by Design

Release Date: 
04/18/2016

At the opening session of the Minnesota Council on Foundation’s annual conference on October...

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