Service: Strategic Services

Student working with teaching artist Chiaki O’Brien to create a weaving using the Saori method at a school for transition-aged students in White Bear Lake (May 2018)

VSA Minnesota

"This confirms what I’ve thought: our mission has gotten out there. Individuals, organizations, the press, and others get that yeah, people with disabilities should have access to the arts."

Craig Dunn, Executive Director, VSA Minnesota

Strategic Services

Two young boys with mentor working on homework

ANEW BAM

"What this approach and grant has done is empower marginalized communities and people who run organizations on their behalf."

Kevin Robinson, Executive Director, ANEW BAM

Strategic Services

Baby in a shirt that says Breastfeeding is Food Sovereignty being held by a woman

Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming

"We offer maternal/child health services in a nontraditional clinical setting to bridge western medicine with traditional cultural activities and teachings."

Natalie Nicholson, Nurse and Doula, Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming

Strategic Services

A man with a younger man, wearing medals after just finishing a race.

Bolder Options

"A relationship that’s deep typically doesn’t get broken. A mentee might give up, but we don’t give up on them."

Darrell Thompson, President, Bolder Options

Strategic Services

Mother giving her baby a kiss.

Cradle of Hope

"The quality of our vision for carrying out our mission has improved, and our growth potential has been boosted."

Christ Vatsaas, Board Chair, Cradle of Hope

Strategic Services