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Packing nutritious food for people in need, Second Harvest Heartland's FoodRx embraces the concept of "food as medicine."
The mood was muted, with many voters lamenting the country's deepening political divide.
Minnesotans cast a huge number of early votes in the run-up to Election Day, but turnout at polling locations has been strong all day, with people lining up in a steady drizzle to cast ballots before heading to work.
Other Twin Cities foundations have also been exploring ways to involve more people in awarding grants.
Margaret Anne Combs served as a Catholic Charities adoption social worker for three decades, helping hundreds of eager couples become parents.At the same time, Combs…
United Way will concentrate its grants on programs that address education success, household stability, and employment and income gaps. It will eliminate grantmaking categories for legal services and independent living.
FreedomWorks is expanding from a 15-bed building it recently sold in north Minneapolis to a remodeled nursing home campus that could one day serve as many as 180 men and women.
The church has long been a social and spiritual center for its congregation.
The inaugural Festival of Giving encouraged parents and children to volunteer together in fun, creative and, most important, lasting ways.
American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens raised $425,000 from Minnesotans from 2011 to 2017, according to the lawsuit by the Minnesota attorney general.
More nonprofits sell their stories through analysis.
More than six in 10 homeless people in Minnesota report struggling with significant mental illness, experts say.
Many say they're eager for another justice with more conservative ideals on the U.S. Supreme Court, and they view the allegations against him as a partisan attack.
Karin Olofsdotter is gathering information about the surge in anti-Semitism in the U.S. — a grimly similar issue in Europe.
The St. Louis Park nonprofit started in 2014 and has since matched 740 breast cancers patients with mentors who have survived breast cancer.
$26M facility at Fort Snelling spreads the group's mission.
Last year in Minnesota, 68 people died in home fires, the highest number of fatalities in 20 years, according to the State Fire Marshal's office. The Red Cross Home Fire campaign aims to reduce that number by 25 percent.
A shift to more nutritious ingredients is a big part of what prompted Second Harvest Heartland to move into a new warehouse.
Fifty years ago, a presidential commission reached this searing conclusion: "Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal." This week, scholars, politicians and the public gather to reflect on the document.
Humane Society hopes new clinic will help households that can't pay high vet bills.
Minnesota ranks third in the number of volunteers per capita.
The groups bring people together for socializing and philanthropy.
The year-round nature initiative is aimed at all demographics: kids, adults, seniors, city dwellers and suburbanites.
Twin foundations respond to donors who want impact.
Medina Mayor Robert “Bob” Mitchell Jr. used his position at the podium to infuse civility and courtesy in public discourse. “He listened rather than judged.…
Families of color are much less likely to own a home in Minnesota, research shows
Stagnant wages, growing population of struggling seniors, paired with a housing shortage and rising rents has pushed the Twin Cities' poorest even lower.
Historian Joseph McGill will lecture and then sleep at the fort Saturday.
Greater Twin Cities United Way is doubling down on Action Day, its annual celebration and volunteer event that helps needy families during back-to-school time.Nearly 4,000…
Donors can research charities, give via payroll deduction and sign up for volunteer opportunities.
The annual total is a big jump, comes amid tough PR times for the bank.
The women gathered for a memorial service Friday at Fort Snelling.
"The University will benefit from a fresh perspective," he said in a statement.
The $250,000 in grants will be used to design training programs and tools to help journalists.
Since its founding in 1976, the nonprofit has added nearly 500,000 trees and shrubs to the Twin Cities and mobilized nearly 60,000 paid interns and volunteers.
Business ventures aim to avoid "nonprofit industrial complex."
The shift comes as new generations of the family get involved with the foundation.
Acceptance of single motherhood, changes in international law contribute to falling numbers
Luqman Mohamed grew up hearing his grandfather's stories of the nomadic life in Somalia, of family members loading their possessions onto the backs of camels…
Historical society, architects plan tours of iconic structures.
One of the original faculty members of Metro State, Webb was a pioneer in her own right.
The bride and groom have been separated for the week leading up to the wedding. They will come together minutes before the ceremony so the…
The nonprofit is giving away 6,250 teen memberships valid from June 4 to Aug. 31.
As funding continues to decline, thousands have nowhere to go.
Habitat for Humanity finds success in helping families buy homes.
Her tenure included helping 681 families buy homes, opening two Habitat Restores, and repairing and painting nearly 1,500 homes through its national trailblazing Brush With Kindness program.
Minnesota opponents of abortion celebrated the move, while Planned Parenthood warned of upheaval for patients.
The Friday event includes pit stops and downtown celebrations for cyclists.
The Kids In Need Foundation provides school supplies and a sense of normalcy for kids.
Sarah Caruso has been president and CEO for nine years, leading the agency to record revenues in 2014. But fundraising has fallen sharply in recent years.
Even as people have returned to work after the recession, food shelf use by adults has risen 11 percent since 2012.
Kent Whitworth has helped the Kentucky Historical Society broaden the stories it tells.
The charity will instead focus on fighting homelessness and helping at-risk kids.
Fresh food is helping teach fresh habits about nutrition.
The Women's Foundation says this funding can help move ideas into action.
Nonprofits are refashioning their black-tie fundraising galas as more informal evenings with themes that tie guests to their broader missions.
Group offers free tax prep as a path to savings, security.
Nonprofit stretches to help more kids, offering guidance even into adult years.
The Minneapolis Foundation raised a record $100 million in charitable gifts last year as Minnesotans increasingly used the foundation's donor-advised funds to give to good causes. Over the years, those donations have gone to educational institutions, environmental conservation, arts and community health.
Merrick Community Services has unveiled a new logo and website touting its nonprofit community roots — caring for St. Paul’s East Side since 1908…
Giving back was a guiding principle of Mark Scheidhauer's life.Scheidhauer, a banker at Wells Fargo, used his business acumen to lead the Wayzata Area Crime…
CEO Sarah Caruso said the decline comes as no surprise as the way people choose to give is changing dramatically. "This is the new reality," she said.
Twin Cities-based Second Harvest Heartland food bank is a national leader in the movement.
The new display at the St. Paul museum aims to help teach Minnesotans about their Somali neighbors.
The idea: Safe, affordable homes are essential to improving student performance, which leads to better-paying jobs, happier families and more vibrant neighborhoods.
OutFront Minnesota turns its attention to transgender rights, safety after marriage equality win.
Mayor Jacob Frey led the cheers for the new facility, named for the late retail magnate and Y benefactor Douglas Dayton.
Legislative Auditor James Nobles said the preservation office influences development and should be controlled by the state government, not the independent Minnesota Historical Society.
It is turning away from traveling blockbusters like "Body Worlds," and shows on Pompei and King Tut.
The group is part of efforts to tell a fuller, if sometimes painful, story about Minnesota's past.
The Minnesota chapter of Engineers Without Borders is helping a mountain village in Honduras build a new water treatment and distribution system.
The former civil rights leader said he wants the venerable north Minneapolis nonprofit to find new community partners, shore up existing programs and expand.
The mood in the stadium was enthusiastic at kickoff, and the crowd continued to roar as the game got underway. Eagles fans seemed to outnumber Patriots fans — or at least have a louder fan base, chanting in the concourses, waving handkerchiefs and offering hugs and high-fives to surrounding fans.
Party proceeds go to a dozen Minnesota charities and a national fund designed to promote philanthropy.
Women are the fastest growing segment of the NFL's fan base with 86 million tuning in last season.