Who We've Funded

Who We've Funded

We collaborate & partner within our community, using humble leadership to develop & sustain  a deeply networked circle of support around Hennepin County youth.

18+

AllSquare

Leadership Training Institute 

2018
$50,000
Strong Schools

Project SUCCESS Programming

2018
$50,000
Strong Schools

Ascension

SafeMN Mentorship for 8th Grade Boys 

2018
Strong Schools

Brightwater Montissori

Montessori training and licensing for teachers of color. 

2018
$25,000
Strong School Communities

Coalition of Asian American Leaders

Family Empowerment & Advocacy 

2018
$40,000
Strong Schools

Fair Arts School (Robbinsdale)

Community-let Art Residencies for 5th - 8th grade students.  

2018
$15,000
18+

Foster Advocates

Advocacy for Youth exiting the Foster Care System

2018
$60,000
Strong Schools
2018
$100,000
Strong School Communities

Harvest Initiative

African American Father's Empowerment 

2018
$45,000
Strong School Communities

Heading Home Funders Collaborative

Homelessness Prevention 

2018
$10,000
18+

LEAP 2.0

Learn to Earn and Achieve Potential: High School Diploma attainment and Career Planning

2018
$20,000
18+

Youth Leadership Development & Advocacy 

2018
$40,000
Strong School Communities

North High School

A+, Academic mentorship and coaching for Athletes. 

2018
$25,000
Strong School Communities

Parent training, development & advocacy 

2018
$40,000
Strong School Communities

Parent Mentor Program

Family reunification & Parent training/development

2018
$75,000
Strong School Communities

Parent Movement

Parent Organizing & Advocacy Planning Grant 

2018
$40,000
18+

Partnerships for Permanence

Former Foster Youth Leadership Development

2018
$40,000
Strong School Communities

Pillsbury United Communities

Charter Leadership Training, Development & Unification

2018
$40,000
Strong School Communities

Solutions Not Suspensions

Efforts to end School to Prison Pipeline & Racial Disparities in School Discipline Procedures 

2018
$20,000
18+

The Coffee Cart

Job Training & Career Planning for County-involved Youth

2018
$30,000
Strong School Communities

The School Leadership Project

Community-led Charter School Turn-around 

2018
$100,000
Strong Schools

K-12 Minneapolis Montesorri School Development

2018
$100,000
Strong School Communities

Parent Empowerment and Policy Change

2017
$40,000
Strong School Communities

Teacher Pipeline Analysis 

2017
$62,500

Children's Home Society

Parent Recruitment & Engagement

2017
$53,400
Strong School Communities

Education Equity Policy Efforts & Parent Engagement 

2017
$30,000
Strong School Communities

State-wide Education Policy Work

2017
$25,000
Strong School Communities

District-Wide Student Center Curriculum Training & Policy Reform

2017
$30,000
Strong School Communities
2017
$30,000
Strong Schools
2017
$50,000
Strong Schools

SEL & Trauma Specialist 

2017
$30,000
Strong School Communities

Parent Engagement, Support & Training

2017
$75,000
Strong School Communities

Urban Education Teachers Program 

2017
$46,200
Strong Schools

Minneapolis Public Schools

Equity Professional Development 

2017
$36,000
Strong Schools

General Operating & Strategic Fund Initiatives

2017
$100,000
Strong School Communities

Teacher Pathway System Mapping Grant

2017
$40,000
Strong School Communities

Parent Education, Empowerment & Advocacy Training 

2017
$30,000
Strong Schools

College & Career Readiness

2017
$30,000
Strong Schools

Community Engagement 

2017
$25,000
Strong School Communities

General Operating & Thriving Learning PFA

2017
$100,000
Strong School Communities

Strategic Planning for Foster Youth Programming 

2017
$25,000
Strong School Communities

LEAP/JAG Programming in Contract Alternative Schools

2017
$40,000
Strong Schools

Robbinsdale District

Edgewood Community Consulting Life skills and transition support for 8th - 12th grade students

2017
$65,000
Strong Schools

Arts Programming & Documentary 

2017
$39,875
Strong School Communities
2017
$40,000
Strong School Communities
2017
$25,000
Strong School Communities

African American Fathers' Engagement, Advocacy and Convening

2017
$10,000
Strong School Communities

Parent Support & Training  for County Involved Youth

2017
$75,000
Strong School Communities

Community Driven School Turnaround Efforts

2017
$60,000
Strong School Communities

Parent Engagement & Advocacy Training at Lucy Laney 

2017
$25,000
Strong School Communities

Healthy Transitions Program 

2017
$30,000
Strong School Communities

For education equity support within the Osseo Public Schools district

2016
$50,000
Strong School Communities

For East African Student to Teacher (EAST) program fellowships

2016
$50,000
Strong School Communities
2016
$15,000
Strong Schools

For intercession programming and homeless/highly mobile student busing

2016
$45,000
Strong Schools

For programming at Ubah Medical Academy

2016
$25,000
Strong Schools
2016
$15,000
Strong School Communities
2016
$30,000
Strong Schools

For teacher support

2016
$15,000
Strong Schools

Harvest Network of Schools

In support of Harvest's first year costs for hiring a full time student recruiter

2016
$60,000
Strong Schools
2016
$15,000
Strong Schools
2016
$50,000
Strong School Communities

To develop Family Group Conferencing partnerships with independent and charter schools

2016
$20,000
Strong School Communities
2016
$25,000
Strong Schools

For designing and implementing a special education teacher licensing residency program

2016
$50,000
Strong Schools

For Community Partnership School design and planning efforts

2016
$56,750
Strong Schools

For great MN schools fund initiatives

2016
$100,000
Strong Schools

For general operating and strategic fund initiatives

2016
$150,000
Strong School Communities

General operating support for the “Increasing teachers of color and American Indian teachers” public awareness campaign

2016
$60,000
Strong Schools
2016
$15,000
Strong School Communities

To support work within Nellie Stone Johnson elementary school

2016
$30,000
Strong School Communities

Northside Educational Alliance

General operating support

2016
$25,000
Strong School Communities

For the “Parents with High Expecations” general education advocacy project

2016
$50,000
Strong Schools
2016
$15,000
Strong School Communities
2016
$40,000
Strong School Communities

For the 2016 MPS student government leadership retreat

2016
$12,650
Strong School Communities
2016
$25,000
Strong Schools

For school-based concurrent enrollment opportunities

2016
$15,000
Strong School Communities

General operating support for parent advocacy

2016
$15,000
18+

General operating support to add new components to C2i’s Youth Incentives program, with a specific focus on financial literacy

2015
$25,000
18+

In support of The Bridge’s first year costs for hiring a service coordinator for ysnmn.org: a site dedicated to helping youth find shelter and services

2015
$50,000
18+

As needed support to remove initial financial barriers for youth who have aged out of care and have successfully found housing through The Link: Up to $1,000 per qualifying youth, up to $15,000

2015
$15,000
18+

In support of YouthLink’s Healthy Transitions program

2015
$30,000
Strong School Communities

In support of Banyan Community; Growing Responsibly Capital Campaign

2015
$100,000
Strong Schools

In support of Bdote’s first year costs for hiring a part time intercession coordinator

2015
$32,000
Strong Schools

For the Benilde-St. Margaret’s/KIPP: North Star Academy tuition assistance program

2015
$27,220
Strong Schools

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

General operating support

2015
$15,000
Strong Schools

In support of Harvests’ first year costs for hiring a full time student recruiter

2015
$60,000
Strong School Communities

In support of their Early Literacy and Families Parent Education program

2015
$20,000
Strong School Communities

In support of NAZ’s work at Nellie Stone Johnson through MPS’s Community Partnership Schools initiative

2015
$100,000
Strong Schools

General operating support

2015
$30,000
Strong School Communities

For the Minneapolis Educator Leadership Award’s educator micro-grants

2015
$75,000
Strong School Communities

In support of SFER Minnesota’s student lounge

2015
$5,000
Strong Schools

Startup support / support of Science House IB Continuum workshop training at the Science Museum of Minnesota

2015
$15,000
Strong School Communities

The Education Transformation Initiative

To the Education Transformation Initiative’s strategic fund to initiate Achievement Network and New Leaders projects in the Twin Cities

2015
$60,000
Strong School Communities
2015
$100,000
Strong School Communities
2015
$50,000
Strong Schools
2015
$15,000
Strong Schools
2015
$15,000
Strong Schools
2015
$100,000
Strong Schools
2015
$15,000
Strong Schools

Mastery School

2015
$15,000
Strong School Communities
2015
$50,000
Strong Schools
2015
$15,000
Strong Schools
2015
$15,000
Strong School Communities
2015
$50,000
Strong School Communities
2015
$50,000
Strong School Communities

The Education Transformation Initiative

2015
$250,000
Strong Schools
2015
$15,000