October 21, 2015
In the third quarter of 2015, the Funders Collaborative awarded 4 grants totaling $115,000 to advance our goals of building a strong local economy and creating vibrant transit-oriented places. The grants awarded this quarter include:
Strong Local Economy
The Creative Enterprise Zone/MAP for Non-Profits received a $29,267 investment to support “We Make It Here” a multimedia approach to marketing the businesses and creatives in the Creative Enterprise Zone.
The University of Minnesota Foundation Real Estate Advisors received a $60,000 investment to support the marketing and branding of the University Avenue Innovation District.
Vibrant Transit-Oriented Places
The Public Art Saint Paul received a $17,000 investment to support a toolkit for “Create Phase 2: The Neighborhood Meal,” a community engagement and public art project focused on healthy food and food systems in Frogtown and Summit University.
To date, the Funders Collaborative has made 152 grants, totaling $11.5M 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.