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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.