2021 Community Impact Awards

Recognizing a dozen businesses and nonprofits that are meeting myriad needs to help create a more equitable Twin Cities.
2021 Community Impact Awards

Nearly 200 nominations poured in for TCB’s inaugural Community Impact Awards—a testament to the depth of initiatives focused on making the Twin Cities a more equitable, inclusive place to live and to work. That spirit of philanthropy is a Minnesota hallmark, from corporate foundations to established social service organizations. At a time when needs are mounting and fractures run deep, we’re pleased to highlight the socially driven work of a dozen organizations, from pro sports and Fortune 500s to long-standing nonprofits and social enterprise startups. Over the past year, all proved to be resilient, responsive, and creative as they confronted profound social challenges.

Community Impact awards advisory committee

Special thanks to the experts who provided insight and advice that helped TCB’s editorial staff select the 2021 Community Impact Award winners:

  • Sarah Lutman, Performing Philanthropy columnist and principal, 8 Bridges Workshop
  • Abdul Omari, founder/CEO, AMO Enterprise
  • Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop, partner, Lathrop GPM
  • Elaine Wyatt, consultant and former CEO of WomenVenture

Community Impact Awards Virtual Event

May 6, Noon-1 p.m.

Join us for a virtual event to celebrate the 12 winners of our inaugural Community Impact Awards. The event will include a conversation about the work happening now to advance racial justice, build communities, and create social enterprises. Registration is complimentary at tcbmag.com/events/ci21/.

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