The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota Continues Legacy of Promoting Equity and Addressing Anti-discrimination
Source: The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation
(Oct. 17, 2013) - In late September, the trustees of The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota approved 20 grants totaling $681,500. This includes nine grants totaling $300,000 to address issues of discrimination and promote equity in our community. These grants represent the ongoing commitment of the Phillips family to make the community a better place for people of all races and religions, and include:
- Headwaters Foundation for Justice – $25,000 for the African American Leadership Forum
- Hope Community – $20,000 for the Sustainable Progress for Engaging Active Citizens program
- Jewish Community Action – $30,000 per year for three years for its social justice organizing work in the Jewish Community
- Minnesota AIDS Project – $25,000 per year for two years to counter stigma and discrimination against those living with HIV
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota – $15,000 for student organizing and leadership development work on behalf of reproductive health access and equity
- Outfront Minnesota – $25,000 for the Safe Schools for All work and anti-bullying efforts
- Planned Parenthood – $25,000 for access, prevention and outreach for low-income people needing reproductive health care services
- Pro-Choice Resources – $25,000 for its grassroots advocacy and statewide leadership work
- Project 515 – $25,000 for continued educational work for marriage equality
In addition, the Foundation made the following grants:
- Nexus Community Partners - $140,000 to build the capacity of stakeholders in North Minneapolis to effectively engage in the transit investments being proposed for their communities. Over the next year, Nexus will provide training, technical assistance, coordinated planning and financial resources to ensure these communities have a voice.
- Northside Achievement Zone - $100,000 over two years to continue support for its Cradle to College work with families in North Minneapolis.
- Genesys Works - $30,000 to expand its technology training programs to more high school students over the next year.
- Minnesota Community Foundation - $50,000 over two years to support the coordinated Transportation Funding Campaign that will provide the resources necessary to build-out a high quality, 21st century public transportation system for the Twin Cities metro region.
To search grants made over the last couple of years, click here.