A nonprofit organization

$17,448 Raised by 67 Donors

Sometimes the only thing between someone and a better life is less than $1,000.

MicroGrants reduces poverty with small grants that make a big difference in the lives of low-income people. By distributing grants to eliminate financial barriers to gainful employment, we help people out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency. Many talented and motivated people just need a small boost to take that first step out of surviving into thriving.

Our Results

  • Over 90% of grantees meet their goals.
  • Income increases for over 95% of grantees.
  • Overall quality of life improves for over 9 out of 10 grantees within three months of receiving their grant.

Our Grantees

  • People of color make up 80% of grantees.
  • Women make up nearly 70% of grantees.
  • Residents of the poorest zip codes in the Twin Cities make up nearly 40% of grantees.
  • More than 4 out of 5 grantees make less than the federal poverty line of $12,140 per year.

We partner with 50 local partner organizations to distribute grants to people like students in trade programs, people seeking work, university students on the cusp of graduating, and other low-income individuals. Donations help individuals get their job, keep their job, pay for training, obtain reliable transportation, and purchase the tools they need.

“When you have money, a thousand dollars doesn’t seem like much. But when you have nothing, a thousand dollars feels like one million.”

Visit www.microgrants.net for more information including financials, annual reports and stories from our grantees. 

Watch the video below to learn about our partnership with Twin Cities R!SE!

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Education Science, Tech & Business Children & Family Community Economic Development

BIPOC community

BIPOC led, BIPOC serving


3817 Pleasant Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409


612 2008174

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