2022 Grants

The Arts

The Cedar Cultural Center
$25,000
To support The Cedar Public Access Channel, an online content stream that provides a platform for artists to present independently-produced, low-cost, and inspiring content that is unique to each artist’s voice. The program provides employment for artists, audio professionals, and videographers at a time when most of their work has been taken away by the pandemic. It also offers audiences high quality music experiences at a critical moment when music is needed most.

 

Environment

Voyageurs Conservancy
$25,000
The Voyageurs Conservancy works in partnership with the National Park Service as Voyageurs National Park’s official nonprofit partner. The Conservancy’s mission is to connect people to Voyageurs National Park, enhance the visitor experience, and protect the park for present and future generations.

 

Children & Youth

Youth Farm
$25,000
Youth Farm’s mission is to grow. To grow food, community, and, most importantly, young leaders. Youth Farm achieves its mission through experiential education, leadership and employment training, community organizing, and urban agriculture. Youth Farm works with youth ages 9-24, who build leadership skills through planting, growing, preparing, cooking, eating, and distributing food in North Minneapolis and the Frogtown and West Side neighborhoods of St. Paul. 

 

Women

Esperanza United
$25,000
To support Esperanza United’s (formerly Casa de Esperanza) Family Advocacy Initiative. For 38 years, Casa de Esperanza has served a highly underserved and historically marginalized population in culturally relevant ways that has translated to greater safety, community connectedness, and self-sufficiency for Latin@s who experience domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking.