The Kresge Foundation has awarded Pillsbury United Communities an $850,000 grant to continue developing innovative, sustainable systems to shift the approach to social services in Minneapolis. Pillsbury United has long been known for the innovative ways they address community issues, but this grant will enable them to broaden their approach in transforming local systems, responding to the community, and creating thriving corridors that support social, cultural, physical and economic wellbeing.
Kresge Foundation has a distinct interest in investing in community leaders, their visions and organizations. The investment from Kresge will help evolve our role and impact in Minneapolis from traditional human services to a catalyst for community transformation in three distinct areas of work over the next three years—through internal capacity building; scaling up our creative practice to build vibrant, interconnected neighborhoods where healthy physical, social, cultural and environmental conditions come together to help families thrive; and working toward equitable economic development to fuel upward mobility by enhancing opportunities to succeed in the 21st-century workforce. Together, these efforts will amplify engagement, community voices, and systems within our neighborhoods.
ABOUT PILLSBURY UNITED COMMUNITIES
Pillsbury United Communities works with underestimated populations across Minneapolis to foster the resilience and self-sufficiency of individuals, families, and community as a whole. We design solutions that address a spectrum of intersecting needs—from education, to employment, to health—while continually investing in our own capacity to innovate and improve. We’re creating a new model for nonprofit organizations with our interconnected system of programs, community centers, and social enterprises connects with over 63,000 individuals each year. More information about Pillsbury United Communities is available at www.pillsburyunited.org
Contact: Brenna Brelie
Sr. Director of Communications & PR
Pillsbury Untied Communities
612-302-3407 | 612.240.4572