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.
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