MicroGrants’ Partner Agencies

MicroGrants’ Partner Agencies are the key to our success. They find us the best possible grant recipients, ensure the grantees have the support they need to be successful in the use of their grant and ensure that we have follow-up data about the grantees.

These agencies have policies, practices, and mentorship programs that are in harmony with the values, goals, and management capabilities of MicroGrants.

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African Development Center of Minnesota
ADC works within the African communities of Minnesota to start and sustain successful businesses, build assets and promote community reinvestment.

African Economic Development Solutions
To leverage the rich and diverse business, arts and cultural assets of Minnesota’s African community.


American Indian Community Development Corporation
The American Indian Community Development Corporation’s mission is to provide culturally unique initiatives, housing and entrepreneurial programs that will strengthen American Indian communities.

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American Indian OIC
The AIOIC empowers American Indians who wish to pursue career opportunities by providing individualized education, training, and human services in a culturally rich environment.


Takoda Institute
Takoda Institute is the career pathways division of the American Indian IOC.

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(Formerly Resource, Inc.) Avivo’s mission is to empower people to achieve greater personal, social and economic success. We are committed to undoing racism and promoting diversity.

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Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative
Beacon is a collaborative of congregations united in action to create homes and advance equitable housing.

Mni Sota Fund is an Urban Native CDFI in Minneapolis that provides training and access to capital in order to to promote home ownership, entrepreneurship, and financial capabilities among American Indian men and women throughout the state of Minnesota.

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Black Women’s Wealth Alliance (BWWA)
The BWWA creates wealth and changes lives for Black women.

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Bolder Options
Bolder Options provides wellness-based mentoring for middle school youth.

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Bridge for Youth
The Bridge for Youth provides runaway and homeless youth safe shelter, assists in the prevention and resolution of family conflicts and reunifies families whenever possible.

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Catholic Charities of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Catholic Charities serves those most in need by being a leader at solving poverty, creating opportunity, and advocating for justice in the community.

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CommonBond Communities
CommonBond builds stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities.

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Daily Work
Daily Work strengthens families, congregations, and communities by assisting job seekers in preparing for, finding, and maintaining living wage jobs.

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Diversion Solutions
Diversion Solutions provides innovative programs for the criminal justice system that enable offenders of criminal law to avoid criminal charges and/or a criminal record.

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Emerge Community Development
Emerge Community Development serves individuals and families by helping connect people who need jobs and housing with the services they need to be successful.

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Exodus Residence
Exodus Residence provides low-cost supportive housing units for adults with RN care coordination and work toward health care stabilization.

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Goodwill Easter Seals of MN
The mission of Goodwill Easter Seals of Minnesota is to assist people with barriers to education, employment, and independence in achieving their goals.

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HIRED provides no-fee personalized career counseling, training, and placement for job seekers while providing employers with workforce solutions and qualified job candidates to bridge a growing skills gap.

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Incarnation Church
Since 1909, The Church of the Incarnation has been a great presence in the Catholic community. Mass services are held on a daily basis, though vary in language—English, Spanish and sometimes bilingual.

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Jeremiah Program
Jeremiah Program assists single mothers and children to break the cycle of poverty by providing a campus community where they can prosper through programming that actively supports women in completing postsecondary education by providing safe affordable housing, life skills education, empowerment training, and early childhood education.

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Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota
Lutheran Social Services serves all of Minnesota with personalized services that promote full and abundant lives.

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Masjid An-Nur
Masjid An-Nur is a multi-ethnic Islamic community in the Twin Cities area that is devoted to the worship of one God, providing Islamic education, developing future leaders, expanding our interfaith and multicultural relationships, and transcending misinformation and stereotypes.

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Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD)
MCCD is an association of community development organizations committed to expanding the wealth and resources of neighborhoods through housing and economic development initiatives.

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Metropolitan Economic Development Association
Through accomplished and experienced professionals, MEDA offers one-on-one business consulting, training, leadership development, government contracting assistance, access to financing, networking with peers, minority certifications assistance, strategic planning, and more.

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Midtown Global Market
Midtown Global Market develops and maintains a public market that builds upon the economic, social and cultural assets within the surrounding community and welcomes the diverse peoples of this community to share and celebrate together the healthy foods, arts, crafts and other aspects of their heritages.

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North American Western Dressage (NAWD)
NAWD provides resources for their members to learn how Classical Dressage principles can help the Western Horse become a better partner and improve performance for any discipline.

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Neighborhood Development Center
NDC works in the low-income communities of St. Paul, Minneapolis, surrounding suburbs, and Greater Minnesota to help emerging entrepreneurs develop successful businesses that serve their community and to help community groups build a stronger neighborhood economy.

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Northside Achievement Zone
NAZ exists to permanently close the achievement gap and end generational poverty in North Minneapolis.

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Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
NEON expands economic development opportunities and build wealth entrepreneurs in North Minneapolis and surrounding communities.

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Partnership Academy
Partnership Academy’s mission is to empower our teachers, students, families, and the broader community, as partners, in creating an exceptional school.

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PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry) is a community-funded social service agency that provides families in need with food, financial assistance, transportation and other services in times of financial hardships.

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Project Diva
Project Diva is a coaching and mentoring organization for young black women and girls.

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Project for Pride in Living
Project for Pride in Living (PPL) works with lower-income individuals and families throughout the Twin Cities metro area helping them to achieve greater self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, education and support services.

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St. Paul Public Housing Agency
The St. Paul Public Housing Agency helps families and individuals with low incomes achieve greater stability and self reliance by providing safe, affordable, quality housing, and links to community services.

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St. Paul Youth Services
St. Paul Youth Services redirects youth who are starting to get into trouble at home, at school or with the law.

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Salvation Army 
Booth Brown House
Booth Brown House is the home of The Foyer Program, a transitional living program for 16-25 year-olds.

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
The Adult Rehabilitation Center offers compassion to help people break free from chains – whether those of addiction or repeat incarceration – to find a new life path and reclaim lost hope.

Salvation Army Veterans Housing – Harbor Lights Center
The Harbor Lights Center is a safe place for people to stabilize their lives and begin the process of healing.

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Summit Academy OIC
Summit Academy OIC (SAOIC) is an educational and vocational training center that empowers adults and prepares youth residing in the most economically depressed neighborhoods in the Twin Cities to become educated, employed, contributing members of their community.

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Tech Dump/Jobs Foundation
Tech Dump provides job training and assistance for persons who have been incarcerated.

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The Arc Minnesota
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Transition Plus School k-12
Transition Plus provides services to students with educational disabilities and transition needs in post-secondary education and training, employment, and independent living to promote a successful transition from high school to adult life.

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Twin Cities RISE!
Twin Cities RISE! provides employers with skilled workers – primarily men from communities of color in the Twin Cities area – by training under- and unemployed adults for skilled jobs that pay a living wage.

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Ujamaa Place assists young African American men who are economically disadvantaged and have experienced repeated cycles of failure.

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Urban League – Minneapolis
The Urban League advocates for equity, justice and power for African descendants.

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West Broadway Business Coalition/Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON)
The West Broadway Business Coalition strives to create an inviting and vital West Broadway Corridor and to transform the Northside into a thriving economic community.

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Wilder Foundation
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation promotes the social welfare of persons resident or located in the greater Saint Paul metropolitan area by all appropriate means.

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WomenVenture is dedicated to helping women gain economic prosperity and are national leaders in guiding, training and networking women to achieve their true potential.

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Youth Link
Youth Link supports and empowers young people on their journey to self-reliance.

MicroGrants’ Partner Agencies in Naples Area, Florida
*All grants distributed in Florida are administered by Charles Garrity

Charles & Arlene Garrity

1540 Ixora Drive, Naples, FL 34102

(239) 261-6360 – chuck@garrity.com


Goodwill – SW Florida Microenterprise Program

Provides aspiring small business owners the skills to succeed as microentrepreneurs and become more independent.

Sandra Plazas

4940 Bayline Dr., North Ft. Meyers, FL 33917

239-995-2106×2304 – sandraplazas@goodwillswfl.org



Grace Place for Children and Families (FL)

Providing pathways out of poverty by educating children and families

Tim Fergeson

4300 21st Ave SW, Naples, FL 34116

(239) 255-7201 – tim@graceplacenaples.org



Habitat for Humanity (FL)

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Doug Peterson

11145 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34113

(239) 775-0036 – dpeters55@gmail.com



Lorenzo Walker Technical College (FL)

Provides career education for all students to acquire skills for life.

Heidi Duff, Cynthia Murin, Debra Young

3702 Estey Avenue, Naples, FL, 34104

(239) 377-0924 – duffhe@collierschools.com



St. Matthew’s House (FL)

The vision of St. Matthew’s House becomes clear: to help people who had fallen through the cracks of life to take back control of their lives and to begin living meaningfully and constructively, and to simultaneously feed the homeless and hungry.

Parker Stephen

2001 Airport Road, Naples, FL 34112

(239) 687-2649 – parker@stmatthewshouse.org



Shelter for Abused Women & Children (FL)

Leading and collaborating wit the community to Prevent, Protect and Prevail over domestic violence and human trafficking through advocacy, empowerment and social change.

Stephanie Ramos

239-775-3862 – sramos@naplesshelter.org



Providence House (FL)

Offers homeless women with young children a real chance to create a solid foundation for the future.

Audrey Messick

P.O. Box 128, Naples, FL 34106

(239) 692-8779 – carol@providencehousenaples.org



SWFLMicroEnterprise (FL)

4940 Bayline Dr., North Ft. Meyers, FL 33917

(239) 995-2106