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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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

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

Children's Literacy Initiative Receives Three-Year Grant from Pew
Foundation: Pew Charitable Trusts

The Pew Charitable Trusts awarded the Philadelphia based Children's Literacy Initiative with a $186,000 grant over three years to bolster child care centers in communities throughout Philadelphia....more

Training men to be better dads

If you think you have ever learned a new skill or communication technique that made your life and relationships better then maybe it's time to use these talents to improve families. Parenting...more

This Cambodian Social Enterprise Founder, MBA, Helped Edge Big Data Into marketing

Gratianne Valdez Quade, is a Cambodian woman, who has been in the business marketing space for more than 10 years. She explains, how digitization has changed the way people shop, she talks about...more

First Graders Make Significant Growth With Reading Recovery Program, Study Shows

According to research by Investing in Education, the Reading Recovery program has a positive impact on reading achievement among first graders. The study assessed approximately 7000 students at 1000...more

St. Louis seeks to solve child-care worker shortage

The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment has partnered with LUME Institute of University City to start a program that will allow residents of St. Louis to earn early childhood education...more

'Building Blocks' Enhances Skills of Southeast Students, Pre-Schoolers with Autism

A new initiative has been put out by the Southeast Missouri State University to tackle early intensive intervention for preschool aged children. Called "building blocks," the program applies the...more







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