Service: Lending

Men in green work vests at electronics recycling plant work line

Tech Dump/Tech Discount

"Our business model uses electronics recycling and refurbishing as a laboratory for gaining work skills and experience."

Amanda LaGrange, CEO & Founding Board Member, Tech Dump/Tech Discount


A student at Global Academy demonstrating iPad learning modules.

Global Academy

"It's an equity issue. It’s not fair that kids who live half an hour away have the most beautiful facilities and space, and our students are crammed into a strip mall by a bus terminal with no green space."

Helen Fisk, Co-founder & Director, Global Academy


Books stacked in a cubby, all published by Coffee House Press.

Coffee House Press

"More than many other artform, literature can put you inside the head of a character, someone who is completely different from you."

Chris Fischbach, Coffee House Press


MacRostie Art Center hosting kids at art in the Park, a partnership with Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Photo by Ian Hanesworth

MacRostie Art Center

"There’s value in creativity and creative thinking. In rural areas, that comes through a lot. You have to be creative to make a living in a rural area."

Katie Marshall, MacRostie Art Center



Young man filming three other young men playing basketball in an alley, part of FilmNorth MN's programming.


"There’s been a leadership void in the local film community, and now we’re in the position to be the leaders. This is our time to be ambitious."

Andrew Peterson, Executive Director


Summer Scholars - eight students - by Hiawatha Academy's charter school.

Hiawatha Academies

"Successful students need a safe, inspiring environment, and Hiawatha Academies is committed to providing that environment."

Phil Hatlie, Senior Loan Officer, Propel Nonprofits


Dancers dressed in white in formation on stage.

TU Dance

"We scheduled this meeting (with Propel Nonprofits) and we were told, ‘This should not create a problem. I’m here to help you.'"

Abdo Sayegh-Rodriguez, Managing Director
TU Dance