October 11, 2012
In the third quarter of 2012, the Funders Collaborative awarded nine grants totaling more than $600,000. The grants support two of four Funders Collaborative goals: Access to Affordable Housing and Effective Coordination and Collaboration.
Highlights from the nine grants awarded this quarter include:
ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING
The Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation was awarded a $500,000 investment to support a program to advance and accelerate equitable transit-oriented development projects on the east end of the Central Corridor.
EFFECTIVE COORDINATION AND COLLABORATION
Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs received a $33,224 investment to support the 2013 Central Corridor Internship Program’s ability to enhance the implementation of corridor-wide strategies around affordable housing and cultural node development.
Minnesota Campus Compact was awarded $50,000 to support the Central Corridor Engaged Scholarship Program, an effort to coordinate and enhance the engaged scholarship efforts of colleges and universities in the Central Corridor.
MinnPost was awarded a $20,000 investment to support Cityscape and its coverage of transit-oriented development and related issues.
To date, the Funders Collaborative has made 86 grants totaling over $6.2M 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.