The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation recently announced that it would disburse a dozen large grants to local non-profits. In all, the grants amount to $580,000.
Among the recipients are:
- Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, Minneapolis
- Casa de Esperanza, St. Paul
- Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation, St. Paul
- Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research, Minneapolis (HACER)
- Hope Community Inc., Minneapolis
- Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis
- Minnesota Council of Churches, Mankato
- Native American Community Development Institute, Minneapolis
- Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, Northfield
- Northland Foundation, Duluth
- Organizing Apprenticeship Project, Minneapolis
- Project for Pride in Living, Minneapolis
The foundation also gave an additional grant of $100,000 to the Trust for Public Land in Minneapolis to work with Juxtaposition Arts. The two entities will use the money on a "community-driven, creative placemaking project in North Minneapolis."
The foundation was established in 1986 with the stated goal of improving Minnesotans' health and improving community conditions. Since that time, it has awarded more than $34 million in grant funds to charitable causes.