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Organization: Minneapolis Foundation

Sector: Foundation

Organization Mission: The Foundation sparks positive change in the community in three ways: We administer more than 1,200 charitable funds that enable individuals, families, and businesses to support causes they are passionate about. We invest our unrestricted grantmaking resources in programs and initiatives that are aligned with our vision — a greater Minneapolis that is vibrant, inclusive, and positioned to thrive locally and compete globally. We research, convene, advocate, and help shape public policy around issues critical to the current and future vitality of our community. Last year, the Foundation and our donors invested more than $80 million in programs and services that change lives and strengthen community. Through donor advised funds and unrestricted grants, we are investing the majority of our resources in these six areas:

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Arts & Culture ; Best Practice ; Business Process ; Civic Engagement ; Diversity and Inclusion

Lvl 2: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Diversification ; Leadership

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Confirmed Project Involvement: OneMinneapolis


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Related PlanScape Status on: Arts & Culture, Best Practice, Business Process, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion

December 12, 2018: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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December 11, 2018: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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December 09, 2018: Collective Impact Model to enable Housing Coalition

11/13/2018 Housing Coalition meeting starting a series of conversations regarding the future and role of the housing alliance in our community.  To start these conversations, Elaine Case will be presenting on the Community Impact model.

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November 21, 2018: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Planning Kickoff

Invitation from Sheila Kiscaden, Olmsted County Commissioner & Chair of Olmsted County Complete Count Committee

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November 20, 2018: Action Groups being formed

Action Groups being formed to make progress on: Health Insurance; IT: Tech Support; Joint Purchasing of Goods and Services

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November 17, 2018: Race Exhibit 2018

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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November 17, 2018: Kiwanis Club of Rochester 4Q 2018 Community Services

These are some of the volunteering activities that we participated in.

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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November 02, 2018: Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity

openBeam is having conversations with for-purpose agent(s) to explore the adoption of holacracy framework.

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October 30, 2018: Journey of Peace: Voice of Hope Keynote Speech

At the November 2018 JoP event, speech by Judge Kevin Lund that calls for in service of hope for those less fortunate that us. 

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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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Collective Impact

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Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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