Downtown Minneapolis. Upstairs at the Solera Restaurant, donors, volunteers, staff and grantees gathered together to meet the new 12-member board, listen to amazing Bistodeau Family bluegrass band, eat tapas and meander through the 'merchant marketplace'. In support of our small business grant recipients, we invited them to be part of the event and display their products and services. A great time was had by all. Enjoy the photos!
With the Graves Hotel ballroom as the background, donors, volunteers, staff and grantees enjoyed a 5-star dinner, silent auction and program, featuring George Latimer, Joe Selvaggio & uplifting, live music.
View the Star Tribune article "MicroGrants, maximum success"
Jim Klobuchar & Joe Selvaggio, along with MicroGrants interns, put together an inspiring group of 77 stories. Publication is an inside look at how our $1000 grants to low income people here in the Twin Cities are boosting them closer to their independence and financial self-sufficiency. Public readings like these educate and inspire; together we make the difference.