2021 Grantees

Cultural Identity Grant Awardees

Total Awardees: 23
Total Awarded: $695,276.37
Total Cities: 8

AdopteeBridge, Roseville – $12,000

Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), St. Paul – $50,000

Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye, Osseo – $40,000

Dakota Wicohan, Morton – $25,500

Fond du Lac Reservation, Cloquet – $83,373.37

Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia, Minneapolis – $15,000

Hmong American Farmers Association, West St. Paul – $27,000

Honor the Earth, Callaway – $24,000

Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, Minneapolis – $14,005

Marlena Myles, St. Paul – $46,345

Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), Minneapolis – $37,850

New Native Theatre, St. Paul – $30,000

North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS), Minneapolis – $34,250

Odia Wood Krueger, Minneapolis – $14,950

Oyate Hotanin (Voice of the People), St. Paul – $60,710

CLUES, St. Paul – $15,000

Green Card Voices, Minneapolis – $14,800

Hmong Archives, St. Paul – $5,000

Language Attitude, Minneapolis – $10,000

Pangea World Theater, Minneapolis – $66,248

Ragamala Dance Company, Minneapolis – $25,000

The Minnesota China Friendship Garden, St. Paul – $20,300

Twin Cities Media Alliance, Minneapolis – $23,945

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Humanities Innovation Lab Awardees

Total Awardees: 13
Total Awarded: $25,193.63
Total Cities: 6

826 MSP, Minneapolis – $2,000

Brooklyn Center High School, Brooklyn Center – $2,000

First Nations Repatriation Institute, Shakopee – $2,000

Dakota Wicohan, Morton – $25,500

HACER, St. Paul – $1,993.63

Lower Phalen Creek Project, St. Paul – $2,000

Community of Scholars Program, Minneapolis – $2,000

Mary Taris, Robbinsdale – $2,000

Minors, St. Paul – $2,000

More Than A Single Story, St. Paul – $2,000

Today’s Autistic Moment, Edina – $1,200

Twin Cities Media Alliance, Minneapolis – $2,000

We Are All Criminals (in collaboration with Korina Barry), Minneapolis – $2,000

zAmya Theater Project, Minneapolis – $2,000

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2020 Grantees

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Relief Fund

Total Awardees: 81
Total Awarded: $500,000
Total Cities: 25

826 MSP, Minneapolis – $10,000

African American Registry, Minneapolis – $7,500

Afro-American Development Association, Moorhead – $2,500

Alliance Francaise of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis – $2,500

American Indian Community Housing Organization, Duluth – $15,000

AMPERS, St. Paul – $5,000

Arcata Press, St. Paul – $10,000

ARTS-Us, St. Paul – $5,000

Asian Media Access, Minneapolis – $7,500

Black Storytellers Alliance, Minneapolis – $7,500

Center for Hmong Arts and Talent, St. Paul – $5,000

CLUES, St. Paul – $5,000

Cow Tipping Press, Minneapolis – $10,000

Coffee House Press, Minneapolis – $5,000

Dakhota Iapi Okhodakichiye, Osseo – $10,000

Dakota County Historical Society, South St. Paul – $5,000

Dakota Wicohan, Morton – $10,000

Diversity Council, Rochester – $15,000

East Side Freedom Library, Saint Paul – $10,000

Every Third Saturday, Minneapolis – $5,000

Faribault Diversity Coalition, Faribault – $7,500

Giants of The Earth Heritage Center, Spring Grove – $2,000

Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing – $1,500

Grassroots Indigenous Multimedia, Minneapolis – $15,000

GREAT Theatre, Waite Park – $7,500

Green Card Voices, Minneapolis – $10,000

HACER (Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research), St. Paul – $5,000

Hmong Cultural Center, St. Paul – $5,000

Hmong Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul – $5,000

Hnub Tshiab Hmong Women Achieving Together, St. Paul – $2,500

Hopewell Music Cooperative North, Minneapolis – $5,000

In Black Ink, St. Paul – $10,000

Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, Minneapolis – $2,500

Japan America Society of Minnesota, Minneapolis – $5,000

Ka Joog Nonprofit Organization (Ka Joog), Minneapolis – $5,000

Kaddatz Galleries, LTD., Fergus Falls – $2,500

Kamau Kambui Circle for Cultural Learning, St. Paul – $2,500

Language Attitude, Minneapolis – $5,000

Lower Phalen Creek Project, St. Paul – $7,500

MidWest Mixed, Minneapolis – $5,000

Military Historical Society of Minnesota, Inc., Little Falls – $5,000

Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery, Minneapolis – $7,500

Minnesota Transportation Museum, St. Paul – $5,000

Minors, St. Paul – $2,500

Multicultural Resource Center, Pelican Rapids – $2,000

Native Governance Center, St. Paul – $7,500

New Arab American Theater Works, Minneapolis – $10,000

North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS), Minneapolis – $7,500

Northfield Historical Society, Northfield – $5,000

Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community, Carlton – $2,500

Oyate Hotanin (Voice of the People), St. Paul – $5,000

Philando Castile Peace Garden, a project of The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, St. Paul -$5,000

Phumulani Minnesota African Women Against Violence, Minneapolis – $2,000

Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute, St. Paul – $7,500

Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul – $5,000

Recovery Community Network, St. Cloud – $5,000

Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment, Minneapolis – $10,000

Rice County Historical Society, Faribault – $2,000

Rice County Neighbors United, Northfield – $7,500

Rondo Center of Diverse Expression, St. Paul – $10,000

Sauk Centre History Museum, Sauk Centre – $1,000

Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts, Minneapolis – $7,500

Sinclair Lewis Foundation, Sauk Centre – $2,500

Somali American Social Service Association, Rochester – $5,000

Somali Museum of MN, Minneapolis – $15,000

Speaking Out Collective, Minneapolis – $7,500

TaikoArts Midwest, Minneapolis – $2,500

Teatro del Pueblo, St. Paul – $2,500

Telling Queer History, Minneapolis – $7,500

Thai Cultural Council, St Louis Park – $2,500

The Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis – $5,000

The Prairie Island Indian Community, Welch – $10,000

The Southeast Asian Diaspora Project (SEAD), Minneapolis – $15,000

ThinkSelf, Inc., St. Paul – $5,000

Unite Cloud, St Cloud – $5,000

Vue National Association, Minneapolis – $2,000

Washington County Historical Society, Stillwater – $2,500

WDSE.WRPT PBS Public Television, Duluth – $10,000

White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, White Bear Lake – $5,000

Winona County Historical Society, Winona – $7,500

Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community, Duluth – $2,500

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Cultural Identity Grant Awardees

Total Awardees: 11
Total Awarded: $285,200
Total Cities: 4

Center for Community Services, Kangle Singers and Dancers, Eden Prairie – $9,000

CLUES, St. Paul – $20,000

Coalition of Asian American Leaders on behalf of the LinkingLeaders Partnership, St. Paul – $8,000

Dakota Wicohan, Morton – $30,000

Lower Sioux Indian Community, Morton – $50,000

Migizi, Minneapolis – $80,600

New Arab American Theater Works, Minneapolis – $12,000

North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS), Minneapolis – $27,600

Saymoukda Vongsay, St. Paul – $10,000

The Minnesota Urban Debate League, Minneapolis – $30,000

Turkish American Association of Minnesota, St. Paul – $8,000

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Hmong Cultural Heritage Grant Awardees

Total Awardees: 4
Total Awarded: $201,910
Total Cities: 2

Center for Hmong Studies, St. Paul – $20,000

Hmong Cultural Center, St. Paul – $76,955

Hmong Museum, St. Paul – $76,955

The DIAL Group, Minneapolis – $28,000

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Humanities Innovation Lab Awardees

Total Awardees: 10
Total Awarded: $24,231
Total Cities: 6

826 MSP, Minneapolis – $2,000

Brooks Turner, Minneapolis – $2,000

Chonburi Lee, Maplewood – $1,631

Cow Tipping Press, Minneapolis – $2,000

Department of Public Transformation, Granite Falls – $1,000

GREAT Theatre, Waite Park – $2,000

Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, St. Paul – $2,000

Kim Heikkila, St. Paul – $2,000

Lower Phalen Creek Project, St. Paul – $2,000

Park Rapids Independent School District 309, Park Rapids – $1,600

Portico Healthnet, St. Paul – $2,000

Shanai Matteson, Minneapolis – $2,000

University of Minnesota Foundation, Minneapolis – $2,000

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Somali Cultural Heritage Grant Awardees

Total Awardees: 6
Total Awarded: $198,380
Total Cities: 4

Ka Joog, Minneapolis – $43,380

Somali American Social Service Association (SASSA), Rochester – $20,000

Somali Community Resettlement Services (SCRS), Faribault – $40,000

Somali Museum of Minnesota, Minneapolis – $50,000

Unite Cloud, St. Cloud – $20,000

West Bank Athletic Club, Minneapolis – $25,000

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2019 Grantees

Absent Narratives Implementation Fund Awardees

Total Awardees: 11
Total Awarded: $11,135.74‬
Total Cities: 8

Jonathan Edington, Folwell Performing Arts School, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis – $1,000

Jovita Hernandez, Emmet D. Williams Elementary School, Roseville Area Schools, Shoreview – $300

Katina Zambrano, Garden City Elementary, Osseo Area Schools, Brooklyn Center – $1,000

Lora Hill Aeliot, Riverway Learning Community, Winona – $1,000

Mary Thome, Central Park Elementary, Roseville Area Schools, Roseville – $1,000

Natalia Benjamin, Century High School, Rochester Public Schools, Rochester – $935.74

Paul Sommers, Justice Page School, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis – $1,000

Roberta Hernandez, Central Park Elementary, Roseville Area Schools, Roseville – $900

Thomas Carlson, Perpich Center for Arts Education, Golden Valley – $1,000

Titilayo Bediako, WE WIN Institute at Bright Water Montessori, Minneapolis – $1,000

Heather White, Katie Britton, Erin Maly, and Patty Paquette, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth Public Schools, Duluth – $2,000

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Children’s Museums Grants Awardees

Total Awardees: 8
Total Awarded: $1,200,000
Total Cities: 8

Children’s Discovery Museum, Grand Rapids – $158,000

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota, Mankato – $256,000

Duluth Children’s Museum, Duluth – $69,000

Great River Children’s Museum, St. Cloud – $230,000

Otter Cove Children’s Museum, Fergus Falls – $137,000

Region 5 Children’s Museum, Brainerd – $188,455

The Works Museum, Bloomington – $121,545

Wheel and Cog – Children’s Museum of Hutchinson, Hutchinson – $40,000

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Community Partner Fund Awardees

Total Awardees: 2
Total Awarded: $200,000

Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, Minneapolis – $100,000

The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition, Minneapolis – $100,000

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Cultural Identity Microgrant Awardees

Total Awardees: 10
Total Awarded: $50,000
Total Cities: 6

Anh-Hoa Thi Nguyen, Maplewood – $5,000

Artists Collective for Community Collaboration, St. Paul – $5,000

Bee Yang, Cannon Falls – $5,000

Chaz Wagner, Nett Lake – $5,000

Dakota Wicohan, Morton – $5,000

Maggie Lorenz/Wakinyan Luta Oyanke Drum and Dance Society, St. Paul – $5,000

MIGIZI, Minneapolis – $5,000

Oyate Hotanin, St. Paul – $5,000

Penumbra, St. Paul – $5,000

Telling Queer History/Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia, Minneapolis – $5,000

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Hmong Cultural Heritage Microgrant Awardees

Total Awardees: 8
Total Awarded: $37,090
Total Cities: 3

Hmong American Day, St. Paul – $5,000

Hmong Archives, St. Paul – $4,000

Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota, St. Paul – $3,090

Hmong Museum, St. Paul – $5,000

Hnub Tshiab – Hmong Women Achieving Together, St. Paul – $5,000

Pha Association, Inc., Brooklyn Park – $5,000

The SEAD Project, Minneapolis – $5,000

Tou SaiK Unites, St. Paul – $5,000

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Humanities Innovation Lab Awardees

Total Awardees: 14
Total Awarded: $19,100
Total Cities: 5

Chris Martin, Minneapolis – $2,000

Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School, St. Paul – $1,500

Crystal Creek Citizen-Artist Residency, Houston – $2,000

Eric Avery, Minneapolis – $2,000

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, St. Paul – $2,000

Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, Minneapolis – $2,000

Jacob Virden, Minneapolis – $2,000

Katie Pratt, Minneapolis – $1,000

New Arab American Theater Works, Minneapolis – $2,000

Pang Yang and Jenna Cushing, Brooklyn Park – $2,000

Local Solutions to End Poverty, Duluth – $600

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Somali Cultural Heritage Microgrant Awardees

Total Awardees: 10
Total Awarded: $40,620
Total Cities: 6

East Africa Health Project, St. Paul $2,500

Isuroon, Minneapolis – $5,000

Multicultural Resource Center, Pelican Rapids – $3,120

Somali Community Resettlement Services, Faribault – $5,000

Somali Parents Autism Network, Minneapolis – $5,000

Soomaal House of Art, Minneapolis – $2,500

Speaking Out, Minneapolis – $5,000

Tusaalo Mentoring – Ubah Medical Academy, Hopkins – $2,500

Unite Cloud, St. Cloud – $5,000

West Bank Athletic Club, Minneapolis – $5,000