Thirteen Minnesota nonprofits will receive funding
1/27/2017 11:02:02 AM
Shane Delaney, 651-259-7236
ST. PAUL – Minnesota nonprofit groups that provide workforce or economic development programs and services today were awarded $320,000 in grants from the newly created Minnesota Capacity Building Grant Program.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) awarded the funding to 13 organizations. The goal of the program is to help nonprofit groups develop skills in financial management, governance, human resources, information technology, strategic planning, strategic alliances and/or accountability. The improvements in those areas seek to make the organizations more competitive for future DEED grants and other state support.
“The program will help level the playing field for nonprofit partners that may have limited back office support and resources,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “By building a bigger and better pipeline of service providers, state government, as well as all Minnesotans, will ultimately see stronger outcomes.”
The Minnesota Capacity Building Grant Program was a part of $35 million in equity funding that was approved by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton in June. The goal of the equity funding is to address economic disparities and to make Minnesota a state where the economy works for everyone.
The following organizations will be awarded funding from the Minnesota Capacity Building Grant Program:
Immigrant Development Center , Moorhead, $26,600
Somalia Rebuild Organization , Rochester, $5,816
Leech Lake Financial Services , Cass Lake, $35,000
Bridge for Runaway Youth , Minneapolis, $12,500
Elpis Enterprises , St. Paul, $10,450
Progressive Individual Resources Inc. , St. Paul, $11,000
Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota , St. Paul, $50,068
Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota , Minneapolis, $24,500
Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corp. , St. Paul, $26,000
Voice of East African Women , Minneapolis, $34,000
Merrick Community Services , St. Paul, $46,379
Minneapolis American Indian Center , Minneapolis, $22,627
WomenVenture , Minneapolis, $15,000
DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment, expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and its services, visit theDEED website or follow DEED on Twitter.
Upon request, this information can be made available in alternate formats for people with disabilities by contacting the DEED Communications Office at 651-259-7161.