The Wilder Research Foundation is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit research and evaluation groups dedicated to practical research in the field of human services. We are partnering with Wilder Research to conduct research in communities across Minnesota to gain insight into the people in those communities and their experiences, strengths and needs.
The Blandin Foundation offers community leadership training programs to help rural leaders develop and enhance the skills, knowledge and relationships they need to build and sustain healthy communities. We are partnering with Blandin to expand leadership training across Minnesota.
The Initiative Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life in central Minnesota. Its programs and investments strive to give every person an opportunity to contribute to a shared vision and plan of action that strengthens community character and relationships. We are partnering with the Initiative Foundation to implement a pilot program involving a new group of communities in the Initiative Foundation’s Healthy Community Partnership program.
The South Dakota Community Foundation provides training, education and resources to increase nonprofit capacity, improve nonprofit boards and increase nonprofit revenues. With a $2 million Bush Foundation grant, South Dakota Community Foundation is able to offer a statewide capacity-building initiative that will benefit nonprofit organizations across South Dakota.
The Impact Institute builds the capacity of nonprofits, businesses and individuals in North Dakota to maximize their societal impact. Using a $2 million grant from the Bush Foundation, the Impact Leadership Institute is expanding training, education and resources to increase nonprofit efficiency, reenergize nonprofit boards and diversify nonprofit funding streams.