Pahoua Yang Hoffman is leaving her role as Senior Vice President of Community Impact at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation to join HealthPartners. “In her new role at HealthPartners, Hoffman will address community health, equity, and access to culturally competent care.” Nice article in the Sahan Journal about Pahoua and her journey.
Last month, we talked about the six new hires at the Bush Foundation. This month, we have a few new faces at McKnight Foundation, especially in Vibrant and Equitable Communities group:
- Chad Schwitters, Vibrant and Equitable Communities
- Marcq Sung, Vibrant and Equitable Communities
- Dominic McQuerry, Vibrant & Equitable Communities/Midwest Climate & Energy
- Ben Hecht, Visiting Senior Advisor, Urban Revitalization.
The Mortenson Family Foundation revised their guidelines on their Sustaining Environmental Systems grantmaking program. They have opened the portal and are now ready to pilot the guidelines. The deadline for proposal submissions is 4:00 pm February 18, 2022. There are information sessions next week. Call or write Danyelle O’Hara at 612-260-2067 or [email protected].
Turns out that Yoplait isn’t the only good culture at General Mills. According to Business Wire, General Mills earned a perfect score for the 16th year on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s assessment of LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
New to the Foundation: the Black Seed Fund will award two-year gen op grants to Black-led groups that “move us towards liberation.” Funds will be awarded to nominated groups. You can’t nominate your own organization, but inpidual supporters or community partners can put your name forward.
Besides attending the very first Headwaters meetings, we have been privileged to attend the birth of several women’s funds and community-owned funds in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Denver, New York City, D.C., and Chicago. Many of these funds were great ideas and had great supporters, but none of these funds have become the type of community leader that HFJ has. Good work, HFJ. Our congrats to you guys.