Funders Collaborative grants nearly $700K in first quarter of 2013

March 27, 2013

In the first quarter of 2013, the Funders Collaborative awarded eight grants totaling nearly $700,000. The grants support two of four Funders Collaborative goals: Strong Local Economy and Vibrant Transit-Oriented Places.

Highlights from the eight grants awarded this quarter include:  
 
STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY 

The Blue Green Alliance Foundation received a $75,000 investment to support the Clean Energy Manufacturing Education and Services program and its provision of technical assistance to Corridor manufacturers seeking to expand into the clean energy sector.
 
Friends of Saint Paul College was awarded $50,000 to support the Central Corridor Careers Pipeline project, a health careers fellowship partnership with the Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
 
University Avenue Business Preparation Collaborative (U7) received a $200,000 investment to support a program to help small businesses prepare for, and thrive in, the changing Central Corridor marketplace through training, technical assistance, and financing.
 

VIBRANT TRANSIT-ORIENTED PLACES

The Trust for Public Land received a $160,000 investment to support the convening of the Green Line Parks and Commons Initiative.

 
The Hamline Midway Coalition was awarded a $20,000 investment to support the expansion of the Central Corridor Friendly Streets Initiative.
 
To date, the Funders Collaborative has made 100 grants totaling over $7.3M 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.