Celebrating About Community, Not a Commute

June 22, 2016

27498837800_14ed978aa7_kOn Friday, June 16th, the Funders Collaborative publicly marked its sunset with a final stakeholder breakfast, 4 Green Line tours, and a Taste of the Green Line lunch.  More than 120 people filled the Southern Theater to hear from nearly a dozen speakers about the pivotal moments, key learnings, and lasting influence of work on the Green Line.  Joining the speakers, the Theater of Public Policy used improv to humorously reinterpret these scenes making for an unforgettable event.
A number of new materials were released at the meeting, including:


Several media outlets covered the event as well and a list of those stories follow:

After 2 years on the tracks, Green Line reviews are varied

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press – ‎Jun 17, 2016‎

“I think we’re on a great track with housing, and we always knew that housing was an area that would grow first,” said Mary Kay Bailey, director of the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative. “But I think it’s time to keep our eyes on job growth…

Funding collaborative wraps up work along Green Line

Minneapolis Star Tribune – ‎Jun 17, 2016‎

After nearly 10 years and $12 million, the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative gathered for a final meeting Friday to review the outcomes of their investment along the Green Line light rail. The collaborative, made up of 14 local and national

Green Line collaboration wraps up work

Minnesota Daily – ‎Jun 17, 2016‎

The Central Corridor Funders Collaborative — comprised of 14 local and national organizations — held an event to recognize the investments made in the communities surrounding the Green Line corridor since its opening. At the event, members discussed …

Green Line boosters say light rail fueled job growth, housing

Minnesota Public Radio News – ‎Jun 17, 2016‎

That’s good news for the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative, the 14 nonprofits that put $12 million into the project and neighborhoods along the rail line. They pushed for minority employment on the project and helped businesses cope with construction.

Green Line findings to be released during collaborative’s final meeting

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press-Jun 13, 2016

The Central Corridor Funders Collaborative will host its final stakeholder’s breakfast Friday morning and release two final reports on housing, …

Editorial: The dividends of business success and local vision

TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press-Jun 11, 2016

The Central Corridor Funders Collaborative they established — funderscollaborative.org — invested $12 million in 162 grants over a decade to …