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2017 Outstanding Grantees of the Year Awards

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 all […]

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2016 Grantees of the Year Awards

The 4th Annual Outstanding Grantees of the Year Awards took place at St Olaf Church in downtown Minneapolis on September 21st. Honoring our grantees and sharing their success stories with friends, families and community is one of the highlights of our work here at MicroGrants. Don Samuels, our CEO opened with a warm welcome, introduced […]

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2015 Grantees of the Year Celebration

On September 16, we had our 3rd Annual Outstanding Grantees of the Year Celebration. The acceptance speeches from each of the 9 winners was sincere, inspiring and LOADED with gratitude! [CLICK below to see the slideshow] We’d like to pass the thanks along to our generous donors, community partners, board members, advisors, volunteers, friends and staff […]

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Don Samuels Joins the MicroGrants team as COO, January 2015

MicroGrants is proud to announce, Don Samuels as our new Chief Operating Officer. He comes to us with decades of committed work toward strengthening low-income people and their communities here in the Twin Cities. Dear Friends of MicroGrants: I am honored to be a part of the MicroGrants team of enthusiastic staff, high-performing partners, generous […]

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GIVE to the MAX Day 2014 was a GREAT SUCCESS!

In one online giving day, we raised more than $100,000 toward our mission of boosting people of potential to self-sufficiency. A big incentive came from Matching Donation of $50,000! This means 100 more people of potential will receive the financial boost they need to become contributing members of our communities. Watch for Give to the […]

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2014 Grantees of the Year Celebration

Each fall we celebrate the outstanding grantees of the year in various categories. Our partner agencies nominate their shining stars and MicroGrants’ Women’s Advisory Group chooses the winners. As always, we are proud of all the ‘people of potential’ who are working with our partner agencies toward their dreams of financial independence. Thank you to […]

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A day for laborers, and their rewards

We needn’t go all Marxist to think about how wealth is distributed. Article by: JOE SELVAGGIO I realize I’m a bit odd. Children like Halloween. Lovers favor Valentine’s Day. Military folks revere Memorial Day. But I get excited about Labor Day. Maybe it’s because my father taught me the value of industriousness and of always […]

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2013 Grantees of the Year

“I very much enjoyed the MicroGrants celebration last night. You had me at the first winner!  This grantee is your model for professionalism and dignity. He alone was enough to make me decide to double my contribution this year.” – MicroGrants annual supporter         Event photos by Ariel Kargela     THANK YOU to our generous […]

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