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StarTribune Features MicroGrants’ Partner Agency PPL

On July 8, 2019, the StarTribune featured MicroGrants’ Partner Agency Project for Pride in Living (PPL). The story was about PPL’s expansion into the Franklin Theater, which was previously vacant. PPL will use the space to train participants for living-wage jobs. The story includes quotes from PPL’s CEO, Paul Williams, and PPL Vice President May […]

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Success Story from MicroGrants in Southwest Florida

As reported in the June newsletter, MicroGrants Board Member Chuck Garrity operates a chapter of MicroGrants in Southwest Florida. This chapter has nine Partner Agencies that serve a wide variety of people with varying needs. St. Matthew’s House is one of those Partner Agencies. It offers a variety of services, combatting homelessness, hunger, addiction, and […]

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Minnesota Police Chief Magazine Featured Lights On!

The fall 2018 issue of the Minnesota Police Chief magazine featured Lights On! What follows are excerpts from the three-page article. “It happens dozens of times a day, all over the state. Officers pull over a driver for having a taillight out. Maybe it’s a headlight. While it might not seem like a big deal […]

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Donate a Car for a Transportation Grant

You can now donate a car to MicroGrants for our transportation grant program. Car donations can be taken to any Bobby and Steve’s Auto World location. Bobby and Steve’s will assess its value and determine if repairs are necessary. This new program will help meet the increased demand for transportation grants. Like most of us, […]

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StarTribune Features MicroGrants’ Partner Agency MEDA

On November 4, 2018, the StarTribune featured MicroGrants’ partner agency MEDA in an article about MEDA’s work helping minority-owned businesses. MEDA provides business loans that are often much larger than a grant from MicroGrants, but the two organizations work in tandem so that grants from MicroGrants can fill in gaps left by loans. You can […]

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StarTribune Highlights Partner Agency Twin Cities RISE

  The StarTribune highlights partner agency Twin Cities Rise for writing the Minnesota Employers’ Fair Chance Hiring Guide, instructing employers on how to hire ex-offenders. The article also mentions other partner agencies, such as Emerge, Summit Academy, and Goodwill Easter Seals, that are also active in training ex-offenders for jobs. As 180 Degrees CEO Dan […]

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Wealthy individuals, foundations and donor-advised funds should consider giving a larger amount now to effective nonprofits

By Joe Selvaggio and Don Samuels September 1, 2018 — 12:00am “If you’re not depressed, you’re not paying attention.” There’s a lot of bad news out there, including the growing gap between the working class and the rich. The Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank and other studies show the top 10 percent are getting richer every […]

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