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Funders Collaborative grants $860,000 in second quarter of 2013

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August 22, 2013

In the second quarter of 2013, the Funders Collaborative awarded nine grants totaling $860,000. The grants support all four Funders Collaborative goals: Affordable Housing, Strong Local Economy, Vibrant Transit-Oriented Places and Effective Coordination and Collaboration.

Highlights from the nine grants awarded this quarter include:  
 
AFFORDABLE HOUSING
 
The Family Housing Fund recieved a $100,000 investment to support the Frogtown Rondo Home Fund. Learn more about the Home Fund in a recent Funders Collaborative blog post
 

VIBRANT TRANSIT-ORIENTED PLACES

The Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation was awarded a $350,000 investment to support the Central Corridor as Cultural Corridor project. This investment will establish a program to support economic development efforts building on cultural and historic features of Central Corridor neighborhoods. 

Springboard for the Arts received a $150,000 investment to support Irrigate, an artist-led community development project designed to create a cultural corridor that preserves and builds distinct neighborhood identies, incuding an expansion into Minneapolis. 
 
To date, the Funders Collaborative has made 106 grants totaling over $8.4M in four key areas: Access to Affordable Housing, Strong Local Economy, Vibrant Transit-Oriented Places and Coordination and Collaboration. For a complete list of investments, click here.
 

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