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In all, $208,000 was donated to support nine organizations.
They streamed to Plymouth from across the Twin Cities, on their way to pick up plastic containers of carrots, foil-wrapped platters of turkey and homemade…
Pandemic pushing many nonprofit activities online.
The Oliver Kelley Farm transformed its educational gardens into victory gardens benefiting people in need.
With CARES funding set to expire, state groups say the need for aid is dire.
Minnesotans' outpouring of generosity in the midst of a pandemic catapulted the final tally for the annual Give to the Max Day to…
Despite the pandemic, Give to the Max donations soared past last year's tally.
A new report shows 40% of nonprofit employees filed for unemployment in 2020; volunteer shortage looms.
Nonprofits are depending on Give to the Max Day to make up for lost fundraisers
Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm says the goal is to raise millions to pay for funerals, other expenses.
Meals and toys will mostly be prepackaged, distributed using drive-throughs.
Dakota County, like other places in Minnesota, is seeing a rise in homelessness.
The nonprofit has increased services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former Big Brothers chief comes to job at critical era.
Holidays are a critical time for outreach, and nonprofits are asking for help.
Nonprofit agency on pace to top 1 million free meals served to Minnesotans.
Charitable organizations are now bolstering their racial justice work — from diversifying leadership to retooling grants.
Surprising lodging offerings in central Minnesota are perfect for social-distancing vacations.
Long workdays, endless juggling lead some nonprofit bosses to boost paid time off.
Twenty Salvation Army staff from Minnesota and North Dakota tested positive for COVID-19 after 62 people attended a recent conference in northern Minnesota, underscoring how easily the virus can spread.
The state group, one of 23 in the U.S., has also focused on mentoring and diversifying hiring as well as increasing mental health help for officers.
"Music was the heartbeat of her life," a niece said.
Advocates say the foundation's work shows a gap in state resources.
She was one of four to receive the foundation's 14th annual Facing Race Awards.
Top federal official Robert Marbut Jr. lauded the state's efforts to protect the vulnerable.
From Zoom workshops to phone banking, fresh strategies are aimed at groups who are often left out.
Nonprofits hope donors rally after a record year.
The nonprofit is even hoping to push online giving through its annual red kettles with QR codes directing people online.
Julie Buerkle boarded a plane Saturday bound for Florida, but not for the beach. With travel plans nixed during the pandemic, the Roseville 54-year-old found…
Minnesota soldiers played a pivotal role at Gettysburg, a major Confederate loss.
Sanneh Foundation's first-class facility gives St. Paul kids a leg up with sports.
Twin Cities nonprofit seeks more visitors to nature center and trails.
The state of Minnesota is banning an organization from soliciting donations that scammed residents into thinking they were donating to support people in need. A…
Firefighters, support crew members and Red Cross volunteers are working in several areas devastated by raging wildfires.
The family of George Floyd has launched a nonprofit foundation and will make the formal announcement Sunday during the annual National Homeless Day event in Minneapolis.
The project will replace crumbling retaining walls, add flowers, shrubs.
Since spring, the farm has grown nearly 7,000 pounds of food that has all gone to a local food shelf.
More are needing help, especially after the extra unemployment aid ended.
For 18 years, the Loppet leader elevated Nordic skiing and access to the outdoors.
Some organizations worry they may not survive the economic crisis.
About 3,000 volunteers filled backpacks at home.
The Lift Garage survived violence on East Lake Street with help from volunteers, customers and even strangers.
The Y has buildings, programs and camps in the metro, southeastern and northern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin.
In response to the closing of the suburb's weekly newspaper, a group has launched the Eden Prairie Local News Group.
Some museums won't outlast the crisis, a new national study predicts.
The closures follow the Y's drop in revenue due to COVID-19.
The museum has boosted its cleaning and sanitizing efforts.
The Y's CEO vowed to take new steps, including listening sessions and a new advisory team.
It's part of a broader push in the nonprofit sector to be more transparent and ensure pay is equitable.
The St. Paul museum, which shut its doors March 13 due to the pandemic, has lost $10 million in revenue since then.
The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, the third-largest in the U.S., saw revenue drop 30% so far this year.
Nonprofits lost an estimated $1 billion in revenue in April alone, according to a study by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
$2.8 million was given to 175 businesses and nonprofits that were damaged or gutted in fires and riots.
Hennepin County's overhauled system keeps more children at home, with relatives or in foster care.
Minnesota's strong philanthropic and nonprofit sector has its own problems with racial inequities.
Expectations are higher than ever for clarity and transparency about how decisions are made and funds are used.
State health care and government officials hold their breath over how the summer festivities will affect the spread of the virus.
Nine Minnesota groups ineligible for stimulus are turning to Congress.
New data project a Great Depression-level surge in hunger by September
The Minnesota Historical Society is laying off nearly a third of its staff, announcing 176 layoffs this week, mostly at its historic sites and museums…
The Law School launched the scholarship thanks to two alumni.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund says the small nonprofit wasn't prepared to handle a sudden surge of $30 million in donations.
Armando Camacho, who has led the Minnetonka-based nonprofit, Opportunity Partners, will start July 1.
Minneapolis neighborhoods rushed to organize to protect their homes and stores from arsonists and looters. Now they're looking bigger.
More money has come through GiveMN's site in the last two weeks than all spring for COVID-19 aid.
Each winner will receive $100,000 for projects.
More than 200 people will help organizations affected by COVID-19.
A week out from the height of the violence, a fragile calm is descending as neighbors reach for a new normal.
A growing effort emerges to rebuild the Twin Cities and reform the criminal justice system after George Floyd's death.
The Sheridan Story will take food donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The sheer scope of support, pouring in from Minnesota and the nation, has surprised and relieved exhausted Minneapolis communities.
The nonprofit said cost-cutting was planned before COVID-19 but "accelerated" by the crisis.
They're adjusting to social distancing, work-from-home routines amid virus.
Mental health providers say they're expecting a flood of people needing help.
Dream of Wild Health is tripling its farmland to boost offerings of nutritious, culturally specific food.