MicroGrants is a Minneapolis based non-profit organization. Our mission is to spur economic self-sufficiency by giving strategic grants to low-income people of potential through Partner Agencies.


$1,000 grants have proven they can change the lives of low-income individuals of potential in the Twin Cities.


MicroGrants History

Joe Selvaggio

MicroGrants was founded in 2006 by Joe Selvaggio, founder of Project for Pride in Living and the One Percent Club. He has had a distinguished 40-year career as a bridge between affluent and low-income people, and started MicroGrants as part of this bridge. Through MicroGrants, wealthy community members can give $1000 grants to low-income individuals in need of the investment, and the grantees are screened and supported by MicroGrants through our partner agencies.