Target Foundation Donates More Than $5M in Local Racial Equity Grants
The Target Foundation has unveiled more than $5 million in donations to more than 70 Twin Cities nonprofits as part of its “Hometown Racial Equity Grants” program. The money is directed to nonprofits dedicated to serving Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities in the metro.
“We have immense pride in our hometown, and we know there is a lot of work to be done to advance racial equity in the Twin Cities and the state of Minnesota,” said Amanda Nusz, Target’s vice president of corporate responsibility and president of the Target Foundation, in a statement. “To help do our part to address the specific systemic and structural barriers facing Black, Indigenous and communities of color, we’re both excited and humbled to provide grants to more than 70 nonprofit organizations who serve and support these communities.”
The grants are focused on four main categories: small business and entrepreneurship, housing, workforce development and asset-building.
Small business-focused organizations receiving grants included the African American Leadership Forum, Hmong American Farmers Association, Latino Economic Development Center and the Northside Funders Group.
Housing nonprofits to receive grants included Aeon, Alliance Housing Inc., Frogtown Neighborhood Association, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities and Urban Homeworks Inc.
Workforce development-focused grants went to nonprofits including AccessAbility Inc., Better Futures Minnesota, Emerge Community Development, Juxtaposition Arts and Lifetrack Resources Inc.
The full list of grant recipients is detailed here.