Since our beginnings in 2004, Aeris has established risk management standards for private community loan funds (CDFIs) and has helped drive the development of impact measurement and management practices in the CDFI industry—a learning curve now being replicated in the broader impact investment world. In 2013, the Aeris Cloud became the first online platform to help CDFI investors understand the impact and financial performance of their investments. Today, the broader investing field seeks a reliable, high-quality tool to collect, manage, and analyze impact data. Aeris’ unique experience and expertise can help accelerate the pace of impact investing.
The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them. We encourage people and communities to think bigger and think differently about what is possible across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations.Through our Community Innovation and Leadership programs, we invest in individuals and organizations working on issues that are important to their communities.We have three special focus areas - Native Nations, Education and Community Creativity - through which we build deep partnerships with individuals and organizations to advance specific goals for the region we serve.Established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, the Foundation has invested nearly $1 billion in more than 2,300 Fellows and Native Nation Rebuilders, and 1,700 grantees.
Mission: To inspire and support creative problem solving – within and across sectors – to make our region better for everyone.
The mission of the Fargo – Moorhead Area Foundation is to enrich the quality of life of the people of this area by: encouraging philanthropy, assessing and responding to community needs, providing flexibility for donors with varied interests and giving capacities, and serving as a resource and a catalyst for other organizations.
The George Gund Foundation was established in 1952 as a private, nonprofit institution with the sole purpose of contributing to human well-being and the progress of society.Over the years, program objectives and emphases have been modified to meet the changing opportunities and problems of our society, but the foundation's basic goal of advancing human welfare remains constant.
The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Through grantmaking, collaboration, and encouragement of strategic policy reform, we use our resources to attend, unite, and empower those we serve.
The Minneapolis Foundation believes that the well-being of each citizen is connected to that of every other and that the vitality of any community is determined by the quality of those relationships.The foundation’s purpose is to join with others to strengthen their community, in measurable and sustainable ways, for the benefit of all citizens, especially those who are disadvantaged. They are committed to being an effective resource developer and a responsible steward of those resources, an active grantmaker and convener addressing crucial community needs, and an advocate and constructive catalyst for changing systems to better serve people.