Minnesota Housing finances affordable housing for low- and moderate-income Minnesotans while fostering strong communities. Over the next year, Minnesota Housing will invest nearly $795 million to further our five strategic priorities:
The McKnight Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grantmaking,collaboration, and encouragement of strategic policy reform. Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Minnesota-based family foundation had assets of approximately$2 billion and granted about $86 million in 2013. Learn more at www.mcknight.org, and follow The McKnight Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.
ULI Minnesota is a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI)-a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members and sponsors. Founded in 1936, ULI now has more than 40,000 members worldwide representing the whole spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service. ULI Minnesota’s mission is to engage public and private sector leaders to foster collaboration, share knowledge and join in meaningful strategic action to create thriving, sustainable communities.
The nationally recognized Regional Council of Mayors (RCM) was formed in 2005 and is supported by the Urban Land Institute Minnesota. It includes Minneapolis, St. Paul and 48 municipalities in the developed and developing suburbs. This collaborative partnership provides a non-partisan platform focused on building action strategies to raise the region’s overall economic competitiveness, innovation and quality of life.
For more than 30 years, Enterprise has introduced solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and other partners that share our vision that one day, every person will have an affordable home in a vibrant community, filled with promise and the opportunity for a good life. Enterprise Community Partners’ mission is to create opportunity for low- and moderate income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Since 1982, Enterprise has raised and invested nearly $14 billion in equity, grants and loans to help build or preserve 300,000 affordable rental and for-sale homes to create vital communities and more than half a million jobs nationwide.
The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship offers early career architects the opportunity for firsthand training and experience in sustainable community design work. The Fellowship has partnered with the Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation since to 2012 to host a Fellow in Saint Paul and support the MN Challenge.