(Mar. 20, 2014) - In the first quarter of 2014, the Funders Collaborative awarded nine grants totaling $970,456. The grants support all four Funders Collaborative goals: Affordable Housing, Strong Local Economy, Vibrant Transit-Oriented Places and Effective Coordination and Communication.
Highlights from the nine grants awarded this quarter include:
The Twin Cities Community Land Bank received a $250,000 investment to support strategic acquisitions along the Central Corridor.
STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY
Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota was awarded a nearly $164,000 investment to support Career Connectors to provide employment-based community outreach to five high unemployment neighborhoods along the Central Corridor.
VIBRANT TRANSIT-ORIENTED PLACES
The Hamline Midway Coalition received $130,000 to support the continued expansion of the Green Line Friendly Streets Initiative.
EFFECTIVE COORDINATION AND COLLABORATION
The Dayton's Bluff Community Council was awarded a $70,000 investment to support Fostering an East Side Transit Equity Conversation, an engagement initiative focused on transit improvements for the East Side of Saint Paul.
To date, the Funders Collaborative has made 125 grants totaling over $9.7M in four key areas: Access to Affordable Housing, Strong Local Economy, Vibrant Transit-Oriented Places and Coordination and Collaboration. For a complete list of investments, click here.