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Movers & Shakers: Don Samuels, MicroGrants

A look at the people behind the numbers in area business: DON SAMUELS MICROGRANTS Title: Chief operations officer Age: 66 Don Samuels hopes to help award more than $500,000 in grants to low-income recipients by year’s end as chief operations officer of Minneapolis-based nonprofit MicroGrants. MicroGrants gives $1,000 grants to support recipients who show potential […]

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Don Samuels Joins the MicroGrants team as COO, January 2015

MicroGrants is proud to announce, Don Samuels as our new Chief Operating Officer. He comes to us with decades of committed work toward strengthening low-income people and their communities here in the Twin Cities. Dear Friends of MicroGrants: I am honored to be a part of the MicroGrants team of enthusiastic staff, high-performing partners, generous […]

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GIVE to the MAX Day 2014 was a GREAT SUCCESS!

In one online giving day, we raised more than $100,000 toward our mission of boosting people of potential to self-sufficiency. A big incentive came from Matching Donation of $50,000! This means 100 more people of potential will receive the financial boost they need to become contributing members of our communities. Watch for Give to the […]

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2014 Grantees of the Year Celebration

Each fall we celebrate the outstanding grantees of the year in various categories. Our partner agencies nominate their shining stars and MicroGrants’ Women’s Advisory Group chooses the winners. As always, we are proud of all the ‘people of potential’ who are working with our partner agencies toward their dreams of financial independence. Thank you to […]

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A day for laborers, and their rewards

We needn’t go all Marxist to think about how wealth is distributed. Article by: JOE SELVAGGIO I realize I’m a bit odd. Children like Halloween. Lovers favor Valentine’s Day. Military folks revere Memorial Day. But I get excited about Labor Day. Maybe it’s because my father taught me the value of industriousness and of always […]

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MicroGrants, One of My Favorite Things

MicroGrants — Macro-FUN – Celebrating 8 Years of Success May 8, 2014 was a Midwestern storm night. Dark, rain-heavy skies. High humidity and limited low visibility. But inside a gorgeous downtown Minneapolis condo, owned by Al and Kathy Lenzmeier, the smiles of many friends of MicroGrants– donors, partner agency representatives and grantees — overcame the […]

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