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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Job Training, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: To invest in our community by providing monetary grants to low-income individuals who are at the threshold of achieving economic stability and financial independence.

Results: In 2018, MicroGrants gave grants averaging $1,000 to nearly 800 low-income people of potential. These grants were in the categories of education, transportation, and small business development. All of the grants focused on helping people become self-sufficient through work. Since our inception in 2006, MicroGrants has helped over 5700 grantees.

Target demographics: Low-income individuals who have demonstrated their readiness for advancing to a higher economic level.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 800 grantees

Geographic areas served: Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding suburbs

Programs: Working alongside local community agencies, we distribute grants, averaging over $1000, to low-income people of potential

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Rating: 5

With more than 80% of donations going directly to boosting people to work and out of poverty, it's an effective and efficient use of funds. EVERYONE WINS!

Review from Guidestar