philanthropy

Maple Grove apparel company, Hands & Feet, is working to end childhood hunger
One in six children in Minnesota is hungry. Nationally, the number totals 13 million. Childhood hunger is a dilemma of such gravitas that sometimes it can feel like we can’t make a difference. But Studio/E member Eric Elwer has hopes as big as the dilemma itself. Read More
From its arts institutions, to its educational landmarks, to its medical facilities, to its innovative social programs, life in Minnesota has long been enhanced by a practice of generosity established by some of its wealthiest residents and best-known corporate citizens. Read More

Lately, you've probably heard bells ringing outside of malls and grocery stores, accompanied by a hearty "Happy holidays!" and "Thank you!" as change clinks into red buckets. The signs of giving surround us this time of year, a reminder to lend a hand to those less fortunate.
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As the year winds down, many of us stuff a few bucks into the Salvation Army red bucket or make a tax deductible contribution to a favorite charity. It's "all good" and it makes us feel good—for about a minute. But what about taking a more disciplined approach to giving back? Read More