Target Foundation Awards More Than $5 Million to Twin Cities Nonprofits for Racial Equity
A Bullseye View | December 9, 2020
This year, Target's Hometown racial equity grant from the Target Foundation is investing more than $5 million to over 70 local nonprofits serving Minnesota’s Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities.
“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,” says Amanda Nusz, Target’s vice president of corporate responsibility and president of the Target Foundation.
Here are just a few of the recipients of the grant from the Target Foundation.
African American Leadership Forum (AAFL) addresses disparities impacting the Black community, including economic development, health, education and more, as well as supporting and developing Black leadership across Minnesota.
Hope Community, Inc. provides affordable rental housing and community spaces within the Twin Cities, cultivating community engagement and leadership.
American Indian OIC (AIOIC) empowers American Indians through individualized education, training and human services in Minneapolis-St. Paul. AIOIC supports unemployed and impoverished workers and assists individuals seeking career advancement as well as providing educational services.
“The Target Foundation’s gift could not have come at a more important time. Our technology systems were antiquated, causing inefficiencies in our service delivery and leaving us vulnerable to security threats. Because of the Foundation’s generous grant, we were able to update our IT infrastructure and are better equipped to deliver our services remotely during the pandemic. This means our students are graduating on time and are able to move forward and achieve their dreams. The Target Foundation is truly doing the hard work to bring equity to our community, and we are grateful for its support. Chi miigwech and wopila tanka.”
- Dr. Joe Hobot, president & CEO, AIOIC