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Our towns are nationally famous for the monetary contributions that corporations, foundations, and individuals make to the common good. Our museums and arts organizations large and small, our many and diverse social service nonprofits, think tanks, colleges, universities, and charities--all have benefited from a philanthropic largesse that grows out of a spirit of service. Our large foundations have a national reach, while corporate giants like Target and Medtronic supply a great deal of the material basis of our well-known art scene.

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Community Developers Create Room to Mingle

Twin Cities community developers aim to create more public spaces in lower-income neighborhoods as common assets for all to enjoy.

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Cultivating Youth As Agents of Change Through Urban Agriculture

Youth programs with a focus on urban agriculture cultivate good health, leadership skills, community development and economic independence.

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A Place People Call Their Own: Community Partnerships That Foster Community Health

The 2014 Minnesota Healthy Communities Conference introduced participants to innovative community health projects that explore links between community development and the health of low-income people.

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Small Scale, Big Deal: An Innovative Idea Exchange at UIX

"What's next for your city?" That the question Urban Innovation Exchange (UIX) will explore at its first national convening this September 24-26, 2014 in Detroit.

Popup ping pong instigated by Wing Young Huie and Ashley Hansen, courtesy Creative CItyMaking

Creative CityMaking: Minneapolis' Model for Diversity in Placemaking

Creative CityMaking, Intermedia Arts’ bold placemaking, problem-solving collaboration with the City of Minneapolis, recently received a three-year grant that promises to deepen the initiative’s reach in previously unimaginable ways.
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