Community Initiatives

Strong partnerships, strong community

Community Initiatives go beyond traditional grantmaking. Collaboration and strong partnerships are the hallmark of these multifaceted efforts. Community Initiatives allow the Foundation to support innovative and responsive programs that directly serve people in our community.

Our Initiatives

The Foundation is currently involved in a number of initiatives. 

Community Initiative Highlights

Get a closer look at some of our current community work.

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Community Sharing Fund

The Community Sharing Fund was established in 1980 to meet the community’s need for emergency assistance. The Fund partners with more than 100 community organizations to identify families and individuals facing short-term financial setbacks to help protect their long-term self-sufficiency.

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Management Improvement Fund

The Management Improvement Fund is dedicated to strengthening the internal operations of organizations. Grants are now available statewide thanks to support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.