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Effective Grantmaking Practices that Support Nonprofit Sustainability

September 1, 2019

Wilder Research conducted a literature review to identify best practices that grantmaking organizations can use to support nonprofit sustainability, including funding considerations for organizations at different points in their life cycle.

Drowning in Debt: A Health Impact Assessment of How Payday Loan Reforms Improve the Health of Minnesota’s Most Vulnerable (Full Report)

March 1, 2016

This Health Impact Assessment (HIA) looks at the compelling evidence of the harm caused by payday loans to the health and mental health of borrowers, their families, and their communities. It shows that reforms to payday lending – including elimination of the practice in the state – will help slow the drain on individual and community resources, reducing stress and preventing further harm to health and well-being.

Drowning in Debt: A Health Impact Assessment of How Payday Loan Reforms Improve the Health of Minnesota’s Most Vulnerable (Executive Summary)

March 1, 2016

This Health Impact Assessment (HIA) looks at the compelling evidence of the harm caused by payday loans to the health and mental health of borrowers, their families, and their communities. It shows that reforms to payday lending – including elimination ofthe practice in the state – will help slow the drain on individual and community resources, reducing stress and preventing further harm to health and well-being.

The Raising of America: Action Toolkit

January 1, 2015

The Raising of America seeks to encourage a national conversation that links early child relationships and environments to their impact on the biology of young children, and how these in turn influence adult outcomes as well as the future of the nation.The series was created in the context of a national public engagement campaign, with partners across the nation at the national, state and local level committed to using the series to generate dialogue about what we can—and should—do to make a strong start the birthright of every infant in the United States.Ultimately, the success of The Raising of America will be measured by how effectively educators, providers, organizers, parents, public officials, advocates, and people like you use the series to educate, organize and advocate for change.

Health Inequities in the Twin Cities

May 1, 2012

Commissioned by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of Minnesota, this study examines the economic and social factors that influence health outcomes in the Twin Cities region, and finds that neighborhood, income, education, and race all matter. Opportunities and challenges in reducing health inequities are also discussed. The original study looked at 2000 census data; it was updated in 2012 using 2010 census data or the most recent data available. The update also includes a supplement on three "upstream" factors that contribute to health inequities: access to healthy foods, opportunities for physical activity and social connectedness.

Social Connectedness and Health

March 1, 2012

A look at how social connectedness influences health, the connectedness of Minnesota adults and youth, and how communities can increase social connectedness.

Healthy Together: Creating Community with New Americans Final Evaluation Report

May 1, 2011

The report documents five years of grantmaking throughout the state of Minnesota totaling $5.3 million. Healthy Together: Creating Community with New Americans was designed to improve the health of immigrants and refugees and help strengthen communities. The report features stories, data and tools that have helped connect new Americans with each other and to the broader community, resulting in better health for all.

Leadership and Race: How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice

September 8, 2010

This report explores the ways in which our current thinking about leadership often contributes to producing and maintaining racialized dynamics, and identifies a set of core competencies associated with racial justice leadership. Recommendations are included for helping leadership programs develop and support leadership that furthers racial justice in organizations, communities, and the broader society.