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 […]
MicroGrants’ annual event appeared in the StarTribune’s Variety section this past Sunday. Read the article here.
Photo by Tricia Haynes Featured Members: Don Samuels, CEO of Microgrants and Sondra Hollinger Samuels, CEO of Northside Achievement Zone How long have you been members at the Minneapolis Club? Since 2014. Describe your current work. Don: MicroGrants has two programs: Micro-Grants: We give small grants of up to $1,500 and a few larger grants […]
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 […]
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 […]
NBC News visited the Twin Cities and did a story that focused on our Lights On! program. Check it out yourself. NBC Nightly News: Minnesota Police Department Trying to Repair Trust with the Lights On! Program
Photo by Matt Popovich on Unsplash On July 7, the Washington Post published an article titled “Two Years after Philando Castile’s Death, Programs Aim to Transform Relations between Police, Residents.” Read it here.
JANUARY 3, 2018 — 12:02PM NEAL ST. ANTHONY • NEAL.ST.ANTHONY@STARTRIBUNE.COM Terry Domino of Hudson, Wis., purchased a pair of size 14 Dunham boat shoes from Adrian Coulter at XL Feet in St. Paul. Adrian Coulter, owner of XL Feet of St. Paul, has trod fresh ground to provide shoes for men with big feet. […]
If we make the less fortunate a priority, we can improve the quality of life for all. By Don Samuels and Joe Selvaggio NOVEMBER 16, 2017 — 6:20PM Upon reading the amazing book “Amazing MN” by Lee Lynch, we found ourselves smug and proud of our adoptive state, Minnesota. Fact after fact, picture after picture, evoked “Wow, […]
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 […]