Here is a list of our most recent 15 grants.
You can view the most recent reports for each project on the respective project page.
Upstream Arts will embark on a new two-year, grassroots initiative designed to address the epidemic of sexual violence in the disability community through trainings on sexual violence prevention as well as coalition-building among disability service providers, sexual health providers, and sexual violence prevention organizations across Minnesota.
Poverty and biodiversity are closely linked with hotspots being geographically coincident: one such location is Kibale National Park, Uganda. Here a diverse ecosystem is threatened. We will promote a union of health care and conservation using our mobile clinic and Science Centers, providing medical care to 16,000 people and outreach to 250,000 a year. This grant will enable us to enact a sustainability plan that includes training staff in the creation of documentary films, social media promotions and conducting surveys to evaluate our effectiveness in maintaining wildlife and improving the community’s well-being.
The Redemption Project (TRP) is developing—in partnership with a professional evaluator—a longitudinal study to measure the long-term impact of our employment mentoring & placement program for prison inmates. The program’s goal is to help inmates gain the skills, values, & meaningful employment needed to avoid reoffending & become responsible citizens. For each TRP Graduate, we aim to measure: job patterns following release, longevity in their roles, economic gains, & 5-year success rates in avoiding recidivism. Our ultimate goal is to determine TRP’s impact on reducing recidivism.
CRADESC supports fifteen farming communities to promote a sustainable economy in the Niayes, a fertile coastal strip representing 80% of the horticultural production in Senegal. Small-scale farming in this area faces threats related to land predation, signifiant pollution from extractive activities, and climate change hazards. The project is supporting the communities to foster improved collective decision-making among small-scale farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs, better land tenure systems, well-managed farmer’s cooperative, and capacity building strategies.
RAIN partners with rural and nomadic peoples in Niger to build community resilience. The Sustainable Agriculture Program helps develop environmentally and economically sustainable food and water systems – a collaborative approach to alleviating hunger. The Foundation’s support provides the infrastructure for reliable water and food, such as borehole wells and irrigated gardens to increase access to food through efficient water usage. Training in sustainable agriculture enables nearly year-round harvests while training in business practices maximizes profits and helps ensure food is available when most-needed.
Mapping Prejudice is mobilizing people of all ages and backgrounds to map racial covenants, legal clauses in property deeds that barred people who were not white from occupying land. The project is leading a collective examination of these “unjust deeds” in order to open the door for systems-level change. Volunteers read historical property deeds in search of racial covenants, generating data that can be mapped. This process nurtures a constituency for transformative change, empowering participants to demand data-driven and community-engaged efforts to build more sustainable and equitable communities.