Community Shares of Minnesota
The mission of Community Shares of Minnesota is to:
Create a fair, just and equitable Minnesota.
Community Shares of Minnesota accomplishes its mission by:
• Supporting collective action to eliminate root causes of inequality and injustice.
• Connecting donors with a meaningful opportunity to invest in social justice.
• Empowering nonprofit organizations in the creation of a fair, just and equitable society.
We believe that we have an ethical imperative to create and sustain social justice.
It is our responsibility to affect the root causes of social injustice – that is our compact with each other and with those we support.
We believe that when we honor and unleash a plurality of voices, positive social change is possible.
Providing opportunities and encouragement for historically underheard voices to be heard is both the method for creating change and the change itself.
We believe that empowered and engaged people can address the root causes of social injustice.
Bringing people together and providing opportunities for them to collaborate is the most effective method for addressing the root causes of social inequity.
We believe “We all do better when we all do better”.
The outcome of our collective commitment and action to address the root causes of social injustice creates a better life for all of us and a better world for generations to come.
Review Completed: 3/3/2011
1619 Dayton Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
||Matt Hunter, Executive Director
||Paul C N Mellblom
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Most Recent Audit
Community Shares of Minnesota impacts Minnesota communities by providing much-needed general operations funding for organizations working for positive social change. Examples of this impact in 2010 include:
- Asian Media Access launched Radio Asia (106.1 on HD radio), including hourly English language lessons and programming in Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian and Russian.
- Family Tree Clinic piloted an outreach birth control and sexually transmitted infection clinic at Women’s Advocates, a battered women’s shelter.
- Jewish Community Action helped organize the Save GAMC Coalition, and directed hundreds of Minneapolitans at risk of foreclosure to appropriate prevention services.
- Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women embarked on a Teen Dating Violence Prevention collaboration with the MN Department of Health and other state networks.
- Sustainable Resources Center began offering Healthy Homes Practitioner training and certification, expanded lead safe work practices training, and expanded weatherization services from about 200 homes per year to between 800 and 1000 homes annually.
Multiply this activity across all 43 CS-MN member groups and it becomes obvious – donations to CS-MN make a real difference.
Community Shares of Minnesota's primary goals in 2011 include: developing the foundation to grow the workplace giving campaign from $625,000 to $1 million over three years, and to $1.5 million in five years; and developing a more sustainable business model that includes additional “products” in addition to fundraising services.
Community or Constituency Served
Community Shares of Minnesota's constituency includes the many individual constituencies of the 43 member groups receiving funding through the organization. These constituencies include (but are not limited to): the aged; children and families in poverty; the blind; people living with mental illness and other disabilities; immigrants; the GLBT community and its allies; indigenous populations; people facing foreclosure; peace makers; victims of domestic violence; and others.
Geographic Area Served
The State of Minnesota
Impact and Programs
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