2016 Grant List

2016 Grant List


Grants

Ain Dah Yung Center
St. Paul, MN
Native American Youth Housing
Support to further community services to Native American youth who are homeless or precariously housed. Services include food and shelter, school and workforce readiness, community engagement and social/emotional learning.

$1,5000.00

Appetite for Change
Minneapolis, MN
Youth Is The Truth

Support for the “Youth Is The Truth” program for teens and young adults in North Minneapolis which uses innovative food-based social enterprises as vehicles to engage youth to create health, wealth and social change in themselves and their community.

$25,000.00

Asian Media Access
Minneapolis, MN
Stand Up Participate (SUP)
Support for Career Assessment, Entrepreneurship/ Multimedia Technology Training and on-going Service Learning for young men of color, aged between 14- 24 years old, with a special focus on youth with Limited English Proficient (LEP) youth without permanent shelter and youth engaged with the Justice system to improve their social/emotional skills and to create opportunities to work in the high demand IT field.

$15,000.00

Autism Society of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
The Spectrum of Autism
Support for programs educating the public about creating supportive environments for older youth who are living with autism spectrum disorders and who are transitioning out of high school.

$500.00

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
St. Paul, MN
66 West Youth Housing (Edina, MN)
Support of planning and training for the opening of a residence in Edina for youth who are experiencing homelessness which features comprehensive on-site services to help them thrive.

$10,000.00

COACT Education Foundation: Minnesota, Fiscal Agent for Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) 
St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (Minneapolis, MN)
Support to build power in under-resourced communities and communities of color across the Twin Cities which focuses on the intersection of race, the economy, and public policy.

$500.00

COMPAS
St. Paul, MN
ArtsWork Apprenticeships at Trout Brook
Support of twenty teen apprentices and their mentoring artists as together they build artistic and employment skills and make a lasting impact on our community by developing and installing public art. The teens earn a paycheck and gain skills to create a large-scale mosaic and paint mural that will transform the entrance to Trout Brook Nature Sanctuary in Saint Paul’s North End.

$15,000.00

Cookie Cart
Minneapolis, MN
YSE Program Development
Provide teens with lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery. Through the combination of principles of positive youth development, social entrepreneurship and community development Cookie Cart creates a safe, nurturing learning environment where low-income teens from communities of color are empowered with the tools and assets to overcome the barriers to success in education and careers.

$20,000.00

Elpis Enterprises
St. Paul, MN
Business Building Youth Empowerment
Support to three social enterprises providing paid work experience to young people that allows them to grow and manage enterprises, enable them to develop high demand job market skills, deepen post-training employment supports, and increases their customer engagement. 

$20,000.00

Minnesota Assistance Program, Fiscal Agent for Frogtown Green
Minneapolis, MN
Frogtown Green (St. Paul, MN)
Build a community shed to store shared tools and equipment used by neighbors tending to mini-parks, urban tree plantings on vacant lots and grow vegetables the public gardens.

$1,500.00

HOPE 4 Youth
Anoka, MN
HOPE Place
Support the first transitional housing residence in the north metro area with holistic wrap-around services provided by partners CommonBond Communities, YouthLink, and Anoka County’s Workforce Center to change the trajectories of the lives of youth currently without permanent shelter.  

$20,000.00

Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
JuiceMedia
Support to JuiceMedia, an after-school filmmaking collective of high school students from the Twin Cities metro area. In collaboration with teaching artists from the local professional filmmaking industry, JuiceMedia teaches the skills of filmmaking and the business of media arts to improve academic achievement, promote civic engagement, and prepare students for careers in filmmaking.

$10,000.00

Intermedia Arts
Minneapolis, MN
Media Active Job Training
 Support of Media Active a professional development and civic engagement program that invests in youth by providing the opportunity to gain 21st century skills including entrepreneurial, leadership and project management skills, and access to cutting-edge technology. Youth Producers receive a stipend and meet regularly to work on fee-for-service-based media projects for local nonprofit organizations.    

$15,000.00

Jewish Community Action, Fiscal Agent for Minnesota Black Lives Matter
St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Movement for Black Lives Matter
JCA fully endorses the Movement for Black Lives platform in its entirety without reservation because it was created as “a response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally.” This fact must be foregrounded in all discussions to protect Black Lives.

$500.00

Juxtaposition Arts
Minneapolis, MN
Pathways to College and Careers PaCC
Support for JXTALab’s social enterprise providing low-income teens and youth of color with hands on work experience and training as artists, designers, planners, community organizers and creative problem solvers.

$15,000.00

Keystone Community Services
St. Paul, MN
Keystone Youth Social Enterprise (YSE) Express Bike Expansion Project
Support for one hundred low-income, St. Paul teens receiving training and paid apprenticeships at Keystone’s Express Bike Shop and at other Keystone sites to develop their work readiness, entrepreneurial mindset, and leadership skills for future employment and careers.

$20,000.00

Mano a Mano International Partners
St. Paul, MN
Centro de Entrenamiento Agropecuario CEA
Support to build a soil erosion demonstration model in Bolivia to show 250 farmers each year sustainable farming practices that reduce soil erosion on their fields.

$1,500.00

Metro-wide Engagement for Shelter & Housing (MESH-MN)
Minneapolis, MN
Engagement, Shelter and Housing Strategies with Precariously Housed Youth          
Support of a coordinated network of engagement, shelter and housing programs for precariously housed youth in the greater Twin Cities area.

$1,000.00

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
Minneapolis, MN
Coordinated Services for Youth who are Precariously Housed
Support to strengthen networking and coordination while providing services and other supports to youth who are precariously housed in Minnesota.

$500.00

Minnesota Social Impact Center
Minneapolis, MN 
YSE Community of Practice
Development of a YSE community of practice at the Minnesota Impact Hub with a focus on creating access to capital for youth-led enterprises in low-income communities.

$1,500.00

MoveFwd
Hopkins, MN 
Youth Supportive Housing
Provide scattered site supportive transitional housing for west suburban homeless youth age 18-24 including rental assistance, weekly case management, life skills classes, and trauma-informed counseling to build social-emotional skills.

$20,000.00

Nautilus Music Theater, Fiscal Agent for the New Griots Festival
Minneapolis, MN
New Griots Festival Expansion
Support to expand the festival for celebrating, advocating, and advancing the careers of emerging Black Artists in the Twin Cities.

$500.00

Omprakash, Fiscal Agent for CEPIA Asociación
Seattle, WA
CEPIA Asociación  (Costa Rica)
Support CEPIA (Costa Rica) 10-month entrepreneurial youth development programs.

$5,000.00

Pillsbury United Communities
Minneapolis, MN
Full Cycle and Triple C
Developing the expansion of two youth social entrepreneurial ventures, each of which is in a different stage of growth: Full Cycle, a youth run, non-profit bike shop in its fourteenth year that positively impacts the homeless youth it serves and employs; and Triple C, a newly re-launched coffee cart that empowers and employs East African immigrant young men. 

$25,000.00

RS EDEN
Minneapolis, MN
Free Grounds Training
Support of Fresh Grounds Café and Youth Vocational Training Program, a social enterprise café that serves as a platform for teaching job and life skills to homeless and at-risk youth who are paving their way toward future employability while delivering high quality service, food and beverages, through a café and community gathering spot in our community.

$15,000.00

Save Our Sons
Minneapolis, MN
A Life-Saving Curriculum for Black Men
Implement a curriculum by Black men and Police Officers about how to successfully interact when they are pulled over to preserve the dignity of both, and the lives of Black men.

$1,500.00

Spark-Y
Minneapolis, MN  
Spark-Y School Partnership Program Phase III
Support an initiative to enhance the quality and depth of its Phase III School Partnership Program: entrepreneurial education in urban, underserved high schools. This initiative focuses on building social entrepreneurial curriculum units, developing paid job pathways for youth, and revamping the program impact measurement strategies.

$20,000.00

The Lift Community Development Corporation
St. Paul, MN
Changemakers: Developing Young Urban Leaders
Support of hiring young adults, who have successfully completed programs that restore mutually respectful relationships between people from diverse backgrounds, who together invest in the youth of our east side St. Paul neighborhood, equipping them to become self-sustaining, productive, and caring adults.

$20,000.00

Urban Boatbuilders
Saint Paul, MN
Apprenticeship Program
Support of the Apprenticeship Program empowering 55 underserved urban youth each year to develop 21st century job skills through hands-on experiences. Youth who complete the program will have the skills and support they need to find educational and vocational success.   

$20,000.00

Youth Farm
Minneapolis, MN
Farm Stewards – Building long term leadership skills
Support of the Youth Stewards program which focuses on increasing youth development, increasing the impact of farming in urban communities, and a key component of increasing opportunities for organizational and neighborhood level leadership for youth of color becoming program leaders.

$25,000.00