Nonprofits to Know is a video series produced by Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, highlighting Minnesota nonprofits doing important work in our communities. Featured organizations in the series are selected from those nonprofits that receive grants from The Saint Paul Foundation, F.R. Bigelow Foundation or Mardag Foundation, all of which are affiliates of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners (www.mnpartners.org). The videos feature interviews with organization leaders and people they have helped, and can be viewed online at www.mnpartners.org/nonprofits_to_know. Below is a list of all the currently featured nonprofits, together with a brief description of their mission and links to their websites, where you can find information (where applicable) on how to give and get involved.
AccountAbility Minnesota helps Minnesotans move out of poverty by providing pathways to increase income, build assets and become financially secure. Some of the services AccountAbility Minnesota offers: Providing free tax assistance each year to thousands of low-income working taxpayers and sole-proprietors in the Twin Cities, and helping them to maximize the tax credit refunds they are due to significantly boost their incomes; partnering with financial institutions and community organizations to expand access to financial products and services that encourage low- and moderate-income taxpayers to use their cash credits to build assets and improve their long-term financial security; providing technical assistance to other organizations throughout Minnesota, training them to provide these vital services.
As the nonprofit partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), AchieveMpls mobilizes a wide web of community resources to help ensure that every MPS student is career and college ready. It directs the STEP-UP Achieve youth employment program with the City of Minneapolis, manages Career & College Centers in all MPS high schools, secures corporate and foundation support for MPS, and engages community members as volunteers, employers, partners, funders and advocates for student success and strong public schools.
A Child’s Delight
A Child’s Delight is a nonprofit child care facility in Faribault, Minn., that offers a theme-based curriculum based on the needs and interests of children. The staff provides sensory, concrete and hands-on learning activities to address the development of the whole child, including physical, intellectual, social, emotional and moral development. This will enable the children to solve problems, think creatively, continue learning and develop maximum potential for leading productive, fulfilling lives in a complex and changing society.
Ampersand Families is a Twin Cities nonprofit that recruits and supports permanent families for older youth, and champions practices in adoption and permanency that restore belonging, dignity and hope.
Apple Tree Dental
Apple Tree Dental is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with special dental access needs. The organization’s patients include low-income children and families, elderly nursing home residents, people with disabilities and others who have serious dental needs.