MicroGrants Work.

Our mission is to spur economic self-sufficiency by giving strategic grants to low-income people of potential through Partner Agencies.

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$1,000 grants have proven they can change the lives of low-income people of potential in the Twin Cities

Here are the facts:

96.2%

of education / training / certification grantees either completed or were on track to complete their program / degree.

97%

of the year's transportation grantees maintained reliable transportation.

80%

of the entrepreneurial / business grantees reported making a profit.

MicroGrants are awarded through partner agencies

MicroGrants’ Partner Agencies are the key to our success. They find us the best possible grant recipients, ensure the grantees have the support they need to be successful in the use of their grant, and ensure that we have follow-up data about the grantees.

These agencies have policies, practices, and mentorship programs that are in harmony with the values, goals, and management capabilities of MicroGrants.

Your donations go a long way with MicroGrants. We have the track record that shows how we impact the lives of Twin Cities' people of potential.

Chef Teddy, a MicroGrants Grantee

How MicroGrants works

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Here's what others have to say about us

"I like investing in ventures with potential, and it saves me time to let MicroGrants do the due diligence."

Darrell Thompson
CEO of Bolder Options and former NFL player

"Taking people from survival to productivity is what I see MicroGrants doing, and that’s what make a life, a culture and an economy WORK!"

Barbara Forster
Donor

"MicroGrants has an uncanny skill to identify real need and to create and build programs that address real solutions."

Jim Graves
CEO of Graves Hospitality

How MicroGrants Work

  1. Generous supporters provide donations. (Donate Now!)
  2. Our partner agencies recommend their best qualified clients as possible grant recipients.
  3. We review grant applications and fund qualifying requests.
  4. Our partner agencies mentor the recipients and oversee use of the grants.
  5. The partner agencies follow up with the recipients and report the results to MicroGrants.