Great River Greening inspires, engages and leads local communities in conserving and caring for the land and water that enrich our lives. Their team has expertise in ecosystem management, environmental stewardship, and community-building. To achieve the vision of healthy, climate change resilient ecosystems throughout Minnesota, they center their work on projects that will build and preserve healthy, adaptive habitats that can withstand the effects of climate change.

They were just recently awarded a Federal $10 Million Grant to plant thousands of trees in neighborhoods disproportionately impacted the by the Urban Heat Island Effect. You can read more about their exciting new here.

Learn more about their initiatives or how to get involved in your community at their website.

Mental Health

Nexus Family Healing distinguishes itself by embracing a holistic approach to addressing emotional and behavioral health challenges in children, families, and individuals.

Their services, including outpatient therapy, residential treatment, and foster care, stand out for their innovative and customized nature. By tailoring interventions to meet the unique needs of each individual or family, Nexus Family Healing demonstrates a commitment to providing effective and personalized support.

The emphasis on changing lives is evident in their mission to stabilize families and strengthen mental health, reflecting a comprehensive and transformative approach. Their vision of healing the past, breaking the cycle, and changing the future sets a forward-looking tone, showcasing a dedication to long-term positive outcomes.

Mental Health

Social Impact

The Constellation Fund embodies a philosophy grounded in the duality of understanding, akin to the two essential aspects that compose the constellations in the night sky: astrology and astronomy, stories and science.

In the realm of philanthropy, this parallel is evident in addressing pressing social issues, particularly the complexity of poverty. The fund recognizes the invaluable wisdom derived from on-the-ground lived experiences, akin to the stories within constellations, as well as the wealth of knowledge stemming from data and research on poverty-fighting interventions.

Qualitative and quantitative dimensions, stories and science, converge to unveil essential truths about poverty and guide efforts to improve lives. The Constellation Fund, deliberately designed to integrate these two elements, aims to navigate the intricacies of poverty with a comprehensive approach. By thoughtfully combining narratives and evidence-based research, the fund aspires to expose gaps in understanding, ultimately steering philanthropic endeavors toward more effective outcomes in the pursuit of alleviating poverty and enhancing the well-being of communities across the country.

Community Impact

The YMCA of the North plays a vital role in fostering community engagement across numerous neighborhoods in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, the organization focuses on enhancing overall health and well-being while actively supporting and serving neighbors.

Through a variety of programs, initiatives, and camps, the YMCA of the North ensures that individuals of all ages and backgrounds have the opportunity to lead healthier, more confident, connected, and secure lives.

By embodying these values, the YMCA strives to create a positive impact on the communities it serves, fostering a sense of unity and empowerment for all.