Thirty-one nonprofits serving local communites of color have received $215,000 from the St. Paul Foundation’s diversity funds.
Several of the grants will help develop new generations of leadership, the foundation said, including African-American youth in North Minneapolis, Latino immigrant families in southern Minnesota, and emerging Asian-American Pacific Islander artists in the Twin Cities.
Ann Mulholland, vice president of Community Impact for The St. Paul Foundation said: “Leadership development ensures that communities of color take an active, central role in positively impacting our community, and we want to increase their capacity to do that.”
Among the grants:
- $4,000 for the Community Artist Leadership Initiative to train 30 Asian-American Pacific Islander artists to get financial support for their work and increase networking in the arts community.
- $15,000 to Centro Campesino por los Cambios Hacia Adelante will receive $15,000 to train emerging civic leaders to increase engagement, become spokespeople for their communities and organize for social justice.
- $10,000 to Hope United Community Development Corporation for its African-American Male Alliance mentoring program serving African-American youth in North Minneapolis to help navigate their future through increased civic engagement.