Two years after Philando Castile’s death, programs aim to transform relations between police, residents

By Dan Simmons July 7 ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The lights from the police car flash blue and red against the white minivan. An African American family of six sits inside the Nissan Quest in this first-ring suburb of St. Paul on a warm June evening. Mom’s at the wheel, grandma’s in the passenger seat, and four children, including […]

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2017 Outstanding Grantees of the Year Awards

On Thursday, September 14, we had our 5th Annual Outstanding Grantees of the Year Awards Celebration. The acceptance speeches from each of the winners were sincere, inspiring and filled with gratitude! We’d like to pass their (and our) deep thanks along to our generous donors, community partners, board members, advisors, volunteers, friends and staff for all […]

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2016 Grantees of the Year Awards

The 4th Annual Outstanding Grantees of the Year Awards took place at St Olaf Church in downtown Minneapolis on September 21st. Honoring our grantees and sharing their success stories with friends, families and community is one of the highlights of our work here at MicroGrants. Don Samuels, our CEO opened with a warm welcome, introduced […]

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Nonprofit MicroGrants selects Don Samuels as CEO

In his latest career, think of Don Samuels as kind of a venture capitalist to the working poor. Samuels is the former 10-year City Council member from north Minneapolis who years before in his Jordan neighborhood, confronted drug dealers and troublemakers with a calm demeanor. He and his wife mentored kids, championed small business development […]

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2015 Grantees of the Year Celebration

On September 16, we had our 3rd Annual Outstanding Grantees of the Year Celebration. The acceptance speeches from each of the 9 winners was sincere, inspiring and LOADED with gratitude! [CLICK below to see the slideshow] We’d like to pass the thanks along to our generous donors, community partners, board members, advisors, volunteers, friends and staff […]

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