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This webpage was launched in conjunction with our 2007 ChangeMakers event to recognize the community-building efforts of our members.

Listed below are several civic/service nonprofits supported by (and in some cases founded by) our members in the entrepreneurial, investment, business and professional community. Click through to the websites to find out more about these organizations' contributions to the community.

Also below are links to philanthropic resources facilitating community involvement.

The ChangeMakers 2007
Business & Community: Minnesota's Philanthropic Tradition and Its Future

For a recap of the event click here.

A.C.E.S. (Athletes Committed to Educating Students)
Achieve! Minneapolis
American Cancer Society, Midwest Division
American Heart Association
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
Bolder Options
Breakthrough Saint Paul
Cabrini Partnership
Children's HeartLink
Community Reinvestment Fund
Community Solutions Fund
Entrepreneurs House - Habitat for Humanity
Fraser
Genesys Works
Greater Twin Cities United Way
Groves Academy
Hands On Twin Cities
Jeremiah Program
Jewish Community Relations Council
Majestic Hills Ranch
Minneapolis Foundation
Minnesota High Technology Foundation
Minnesota Literary Council
Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF)
Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
NAMI Minnesota
Nonprofits Assistance Fund
Open Arms of Minnesota
PACER Center
Resource Center of the Americas
Second Harvest Heartland
Social Venture Partners
The Minneapolis Foundation
The Saint Paul Foundation
The Salvation Army - Northern Division
Twin Cities RISE!
Washburn Child Guidance Center

How can you and your business get involved in building community?
Below are links to tools and guides for giving and community involvement, as well as links to nonprofits.
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Minnesota Business Gives
Minnesota Council on Foundations Tool Kit for Giving
Minnesota Keystone Program
The 1% Club

Want to add your favorite cause? If you are a member of The Collaborative and have a civic/service/charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit you would like us to add to this page, please email the name and website to memberservices@collaborative.net

We are not attempting to become an exhaustive list of community organzations. Our goal is to highlight the important link of business and community and the activities of our members in hopes of encouraging additional community engagement.

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2013 Events Snapshot

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