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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Movers & Shakers: Don Samuels, MicroGrants

A look at the people behind the numbers in area business: DON SAMUELS MICROGRANTS Title: Chief operations officer Age: 66 Don Samuels hopes to help award more than $500,000 in grants to low-income recipients by year’s end as chief operations officer of Minneapolis-based nonprofit MicroGrants. MicroGrants gives $1,000 grants to support recipients who show potential […]

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How investing in the poor creates wealth for all

Millionaires stand to gain by funding nonprofits and creating jobs for the poor. By Joe Selvaggio JUNE 14, 2015 — 2:37PM     The rich can get richer by investing in the poor. When I tell my rich friends this, their first reaction is: “Are you crazy?” Adam Smith, the founder of capitalism, taught us […]

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Don Samuels Joins the MicroGrants team as COO, January 2015

MicroGrants is proud to announce, Don Samuels as our new Chief Operating Officer. He comes to us with decades of committed work toward strengthening low-income people and their communities here in the Twin Cities. Dear Friends of MicroGrants: I am honored to be a part of the MicroGrants team of enthusiastic staff, high-performing partners, generous […]

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