four bison walk toward the camera, obscured by dense falling snow. forest in the background. yellowstone national park.

Tanka Fund

"Propel was a perfect match for us in that it could provide back-end financial support and assistance with legal and IRS tax compliance, and it helped us incubate and grow to the point where we are able to apply for our own 501(c)(3)."

Faye Brown, Tanka Fund

Accounting & Finance

Fiscal Sponsorship

Elpis Enterprises youth woodworking

Elpis Enterprises

"The trajectory is long – it can take people a long time to get where they want to go. Part of that is getting kids on a journey that they’ll enjoy, and that they choose."

Paul Ramsour,
Executive Director, Elpis Enterprises

Lending

Strategic Services

Ten Thousand Things Theater

"A lot of our audiences are people who you might not think of when you hear ‘everyone’ because they’re hidden from society."

Stephanie Thompson, Managing Director, Ten Thousand Things Theater

Training

Two girls with two women, smiling and bundled up after a winter running race.

Girls on the Run Twin Cities

"Anything finance-related was the one thing that always made me nervous about being an executive director. This leadership cohort gave me financial skills, helped me build my confidence at a strategic level, and also gave me these relationships."

Mary Uran, Executive Director, Girls on the Run Twin Cities

Resources

Training

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