The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota Approves $785,100 in Grants

Source: The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota 05/13/2014

(May 1, 2014) - In April, The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota trustees approved 18 grants totaling $785,100. Eleven of these grants are for multi-year support. These grants cover most areas of the Foundation’s grantmaking interests, and include:

  • $250,000 over 2 years to support policy-related efforts to address the affordable housing needs of our community. Grants went to Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, Housing Preservation Project, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Minnesota Housing Partnership, and The Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers.
  • $150,000 over 2 years to support responsible home ownership opportunities for families and individuals with low-incomes.  Grants went to City of Lakes Community Land Trust, Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation, and Minnesota Homeownership Center. 
  • $80,000 over 2 years to Hiawatha Academies to support its college preparatory charter school’s growth and expansion efforts, with a goal of reaching five schools by 2019.
  • $100,000 over 2 years to HousingLink to promote, maintain and manage the Metro Access to Supportive Housing (MATSH) referral tool.
  • $60,000 over 2 years to Momentum Enterprises to assist over 200 adults who live in poverty and face employment barriers due to criminal histories and/or chemical addiction with transitional employment opportunities and intense sector-based skills training.
  • $15,000 to the Center for Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota for continued support of nonprofit leadership participation in the Humphrey Policy Fellows program.
  • $15,100 to Twin Cities Media Alliance to develop and provide intensive media skills training to a cohort of 5-6 small nonprofits in order to build their communications capacity.   
Categories: Family Foundations,Grantmaking,News
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