Changing Lives

MicroGrants Partners

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.

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

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

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

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

(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.

The BWWA creates wealth and changes lives for Black women.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

We help Latino entrepreneurs and small businesses in Minnesota launch and grow.

Loving Lotus is owned and operated by nurses with 20+ years of combined nursing experience. They have a genuine love and complete passion for people and the Field of Nursing. This program offers an opportunity to give back to the community and educate new caregivers on the importance of compassion, empathy and safety.

MCCD is an association of community development organizations committed to expanding the wealth and resources of neighborhoods through housing and economic development initiatives.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NEON expands economic development opportunities and build wealth entrepreneurs in North Minneapolis and surrounding communities.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

The Sanneh Foundation serves the holistic youth development needs of the increasingly diverse Twin Cities metro area. Our mission is to empower youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school support, improve lives by providing programs that strengthen physical health and social and emotional development, and unite communities by advancing diversity, equity, and community well-being.

Twin Cities RISE! Assists individuals in poverty on the path to long-term and stable employment with work skills trainings that prepares people with the skills they’ll need on the job.

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

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

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.

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

We are a diverse group of motivated young people from different cultural backgrounds and experiences who came together to make changes. World youth connect magnifies the importance of youth involvement in the community while creating a positive environment in hope to increase youth voice in public.

The University of Minnesota Youth and AIDS Projects (YAP) was founded in 1989, with a mission to prevent transmission of HIV to and from high-risk youth and to provide care to youth and families living with HIV infection.

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