GroundBreak announces nearly $1 billion in investments to build Black wealth in Minneapolis, St. Paul

Tonya Allen, president of the McKnight Foundation, (second from right) answers questions about the GroundBreak Coalition's efforts to build Black wealth in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Allen spoke at an October 31, 2023, event announcing nearly $1 billion in investments towards the effort. Credit: Aaron Nesheim | Sahan Journal

Minneapolis and St. Paul: October 31, 2023 – A coalition of more than 40 institutions working to create a more equitable Minneapolis-St. Paul, announced investments of more than $900 million Tuesday to expand wealth-building opportunities across the region. GroundBreak’s effort is focused on encouraging Black homeowners, entrepreneurs, and commercial developers. The coalition’s goal is to

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Awards $15.6 Million to Conserve Grassland Habitat and Wildlife in the Northern Great Plains

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2023) – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $15.6 million in grants to protect vital grassland habitat in the Northern Great Plains while also strengthening ranching operations and communities. The 26 grants announced today will leverage $30.1 million in matching contributions to generate a total conservation impact of