Topic – Rural focus

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

Meeting this Moment: Rural Boost Grants ignite rural doers to action

October 3, 2022 Blandin Foundation Blog: Groundwork Alie McInerney Rural Minnesota communities are experiencing change at breakneck speed. The pandemic accelerated the way rural learners, workers and employers are using technology. Aging communities are managing workforce transitions, wealth transfers and housing and healthcare strains. The urgency of the climate crisis is destabilizing economies built on

Minnesota Nonprofits Launch Minnesota Inclusive Growth Fund

Small businesses can apply now for loans, access resources to help recovery MINNEAPOLIS – Mar. 3, 2022 – Minnesota small businesses can now apply for low interest financing of up to $200,000 from the Minnesota Inclusive Growth Fund (MIGF). The Fund is designed to increase access to flexible and affordable capital and small business support services for