Community Collaboration Grants


Foundation: Initiative Foundation

The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation works under a guiding principal that collaboration is a necessary component in creating communities that propel growth. During the last year, the foundation celebrated three decades, besides launching a new brand. So, the foundation decided to switch things up, by upping the monies available through its annual 'One Big Thing' grant, which rewards a single deserving entity, or regional project, that the foundation deems as having a positive impact on the social and business fabric of the community.

This year, the foundation made awards available to two deserving entities, culled from the foundation's 23 Early Childhood initiatives and its 26 community foundations. These entities were tasked with explaining how their projects would improve their overall community. They also had to explain how their work exemplified the foundation's mission of fostering collaborative efforts.
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Big Donations for Youth Development
Foundation: Central Valley Community Foundation

Over $500,000 was awarded by the Central Valley Community Foundation to seven community organizations for work in youth development. Fresno County in California has a high rate of teen pregnancy...more

Community Collaboration Grants
Foundation: Initiative Foundation

The Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation works under a guiding principal that collaboration is a necessary component in creating communities that propel growth. During the last year, the...more

Kellogg Foundation Awards $2.5 million to Strengthen Youth Employment in Detroit
Foundation: Kellogg Foundation

The Kellogg Foundation awarded $2.5 million to City Connect Detroit, an organization that helps support employment for young people in Detroit. In previous years, there were no jobs for young people,...more

Small Grants Can Make a Big Impact

Eastland Community Trust in New Zealand aims to boost funding for the local economy, help feed young schoolchildren, and provide jobs. It is estimated that Eastland Community Trust's latest round of...more

Obama Administration Details Plans for Prisoner Pell Grants, Other Reentry Measures

The Obama administration recently created the Second Chance Pell Grant program, which will give 12,000 inmates Pell grants to support their future education endeavors. This initiative is hoping to...more

College/Graduate Students and Young Professionals Increasingly Entrepreneurial

Barbara Hou, a PhD candidate at Harvard University, studies startups and teaches classes about entrepreneurship. In this interview, Hou describes her research and personal experiences with...more

Hartford Initiates Youth Service Corps
Foundation: Aetna Foundation, Newman's Own Foundation

The mayor of Hartford announced a program to give young people of Hartford an opportunity to earn a paycheck. The city will be putting the young teens that are out of school and unemployed to work....more

Cherokee Nation receives $1 million in federal funds in to increase youth health coverage

The Cherokee Nation recently was the recipient of a one million dollar grant. The purpose of the grant is to fund efforts to increase the amount of youth enrolled in health care programs such as...more

More Children Get Health Coverage in S. Carolina with $1 Million Grant

Children having healthcare is just that about one of the most important things there is to have in this world. From protecting against a nasty fever, an outbreak of chickenpox, or going to get those...more

Researchers awarded $2.4M NIH grant to study leading genetic cause of autism

Researchers from the University of Kansas are curious about about a certain chromosome called the Fragile-X chromosome, one of the genetic markers for autism gained from the mother, so it's a good...more







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