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Minnesota Philanthropy Partners is pleased to announce Chris Hilger as incoming board chair. Hilger is the president of Securian Financial Group, managing the company’s institutional products and services and previously served as MN Partner’s board vice chair. He succeeds Mary Brainerd, president and CEO of HealthPartners as board chair. In addition to new board leadership, MN Partners has also added three new members: Scott Burns, Dr. Joseph Lee and Michael Ott.
January 17, 2017 marks the first annual National Day of Racial Healing. We take time this day to celebrate and recognize the agents-of-change in our community who are leading the work in equity and racial healing.
Youthprise is brokering partnerships and collaborations to strengthen the health and vitality of Minnesota’s Somali community. The Pipeline to Integration collaborative brings together layers of cooperation among funders and among Somali-led community organizations.
Twenty-eight nonprofit organizations will receive more than $230,000 in grants from The Saint Paul Foundation’s Diversity Endowment Funds.
It is a welcome breath in the police review process - a breath that will bring new energy to the relationship between police officers and residents as we work to re-charge the climate of our community.
WellShare International is partnering with the Karen Organization of Minnesota to provide culturally-specific health classes to Karen youth. Since its launch three years ago the Karen Youth Health Education Program has provided more than 150 high school students with access to education about reproductive and chemical health.
The Saint Paul Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation recently awarded more than $7.5 million to nonprofit organizations across the state. Organizations and programs that provide support and opportunities for women were among the 225 grantees.
TakeAction Minnesota is organizing women to be an active voice for policy change in Minnesota. For the past three years, with financial support from The Saint Paul Foundation, TakeAction Minnesota has been actively creating space for women and women of color to shape the political landscape.
Family Values for Life is strengthening women and families in Minnesota. Their Jump Start to the New You program partners with women to give holistic support as they work to improve quality of life.
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