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This year there's a concerted effort to attract teens and young adults for help.
Unlike in past years, the day went seamlessly en route to topping the $20.1 million mark.
GHR Foundation's gift is the largest ever given to a Minnesota college or university for scholarships.
Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst worked their way out of hard times with the goal of making a difference. Their legacy is GHR Foundation, one of Minnesota's largest philanthropic organizations.
Campaign launches ninth year with hopes that technical gremlins are in the past.
So far, 16 community groups have benefited.
State's nonprofit sector fears the worst from proposed GOP overhaul.
Brianna Miller says she resigned against her will after only four months.
StepUP has been giving students a second chance for 20 years and counting.
Gillette Children's hospital celebrates 120th, still a rarity in the treatment of children with disabilities
Nonprofit is still only one of a handful offering long-term care for rare disorders and injuries.
Christ United Methodist Church opted to partner with a public school, a local mosque and neighbor families of all faiths.
The response shattered goal of Free Bikes 4 Kidz, which is getting ready for its holiday distribution.
The Eden Prairie-based organization gave $47.4 million to disaster relief and recovery efforts last year, the most of any philanthropy in Minnesota.
Owners of the National Theatre for Children agreed not to create any new nonprofits in which they held more than 3 percent of the shares.
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Free Bikes 4 Kidz hopes to collect 5,513 used bicycles Saturday, which would break its own world record from 2015.
Goal is to give Minnesota foundations more candid feedback from applicants.
Merger of resource groups combines strategy, loans.
Maple Grove expanding paved area around a statue where people honor lost loved ones.
The 88-year-old died Sunday at her Minneapolis home, four weeks after a brain tumor was diagnosed.
Several philanthropies are pouring millions of dollars into dental care for working class and low-income Minnesota families, seeking to give poor kids the kind of healthy smile that will boost self-esteem and ease entry into the workforce.
Gift from Steve Ballmer, which is unrestricted, will be dispensed to the St. Paul-based nonprofit over a 10-year period.
Phase II of the $100 million project is scheduled to be finished in 2019.
"Many Faces of Manhood" is part of effort to pull men into the conversation.
Relief workers and volunteers are heading to Texas, and now Florida, to help storm victims.
Nearly 60 Minnesota disaster workers already are deployed to the Texas Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
As volunteers continue to work in Texas, others are preparing to clean up after Irma in Florida.
The aim is to distribute up to 24,000 doses this year.
Humane Society staff will bring shelter animals from flooded areas in Texas.
Dozens from Minnesota helping hurricane victims.
A nearly 2-mile stretch between from Portland to 28th avenues S. will be closed to vehicle traffic so residents can explore and celebrate their neighborhood on foot, bike or skates.
A Honda punched a hole in the corner of Valerie's Carniceria on Nicollet Avenue, according to photos posted on social media.
Firefighters pulled her from the burning house, but she died at the scene, police said.
Tuesday night's gunfire was the latest to plague downtown.
New, more hands-on charity replaces the team's 39-year-old Vikings Children's Fund.
Spending on nonprofit bar games rising dramatically.
Public-benefit corporations serve shareholders – and a greater good.
The number of books shipped by the St. Paul group jumped by 26 percent — nearly 636,000 books — in a year's time.
Officials say facility was 'underutilized,' and group is in good financial shape.
Peanut-free sports games, epinephrine in schools part of Nona Narvaez's advocacy work.
St. Olaf and Carleton colleges are part of an effort to restore the native bluebird population.
Hugo teaching kitchen and organic farm for Indian teens lands Legacy Fund award.
Braun, 23, is one of the fastest wheelchair sprinters in the United States and has his sights set on the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo.
Christopher "CJ" Tambornino brought home his first skateboard around the age of 7 and grew into a larger-than-life figure in the Twin Cities skate scene,…
The Macy's department store in downtown Minneapolis, once the flagship of the Dayton's retail dynasty, has entered the annals of history, and the Minnesota Historical Society is there to preserve its memory.
New app helps kids find the nearly 700 sites across the state serving free summer meals.
The family becomes the first locally to pick their own Habitat for Humanity home.
On the eve of summer vacation, two Minneapolis management consultants will give away 40,000 new books to Minneapolis first- and second-grade students — no strings…
In an effort to stem the rise of risky behaviors during the idle hours of summer, the Greater Twin Cities YMCA is offering free memberships…
Gov. Mark Dayton has succeeded in stripping the Minnesota Historical Society of its statutory authority as the state's preservation office, thanks to an omnibus bill passed by the House and Senate that awaits his signature.
New program will give swim lessons to low-income kids.
Pohlad Family Foundation to give $1 million in emergency grants to nonprofits hit hard by United Way shortfall
Several nonprofits funded by the United Way were told they would be cut.
Several Twin Cities attractions geared toward children are trying to broaden their appeal (and add to their bottom line) by offering more adults-only events.
Underage prostitution network spanned many states, investigators say.
The university's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action determined Randy Handel "created an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment."
This month, Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin County dropped the suburban from its name and announced its "relaunch."
Mckesson, known for his protest work and activism across the country, was the keynote speaker at the Charities Review Council Forum in Minneapolis.
Many say top talent translates into the ability to help more people and spend donor money more strategically. Others say social service organizations should be appropriately modest.
The next step is persuading legislators to provide $27 million in state bonds for the project.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is taking aim at Kars4Kids, a New Jersey charity that spent less than one percent of the $3 million it raised from Minnesota donors on charitable programs in the state.
Groups are scrambling to close the gap after United Way's decision to pull back millions in funds.
A group of foundations is coming together to invest in social, economic gains.
The agency would be more efficient and accountable if moved under state control, Gov. Mark Dayton says.
Hurt by targeted giving, the Twin Cities branch called 150 nonprofits to let them know their funding will be cut.
Greater Twin Cities United Way laid off nine staff members this week and will leave two vacant positions unfilled after missing its 2016 fundraising goals,…
Minneapolis-based GHR Foundation is upending conventions with its BridgeBuilder Challenge, which is offering $1 million annually for outside-the-box ideas.
A 10-year plan to end homelessness in Hennepin County has concluded short of its goal, with the number of homeless actually increasing slightly since 2007.…
Local agencies and individuals are moving quickly to feed the starving before the crisis in Africa becomes a large-scale catastrophe.
"The Faith in Each Other Fund" will help Jewish schools, community centers and synagogues increase security. Foundation leaders will set up a parallel defense fund for Muslims this spring.
Training based on science helps adult caregivers model resilience and optimism for their young clients.
A trio of Twin Cities food nonprofits eager to satisfy the appetites of socially conscious consumers has branched out into the catering business, and business is brisk.
Message of foundation leaders was to think globally but act locally.
Brackets for Good seeds 64 nonprofits in a tournament where they compete to be the highest fundraiser.
Now in its 33rd year, the Center for Victims of Torture has helped develop and lead the international rehabilitation movement, with U.S. and U.N. support.
The St. Paul-based foundation will devote most of the $7 million-plus it spends annually on education to the "School Design for Individualized Learning" initiative.
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