Funders Collaborative Grants $115K in Third Quarter of 2015

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.  

The Central Corridor Anchor Partnership and Metro Transit received a $8,500 investment to support discounted transit passes for freshman transit pilot at Saint Paul College and Augsburg College.

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.