Green Card Voices Awarded Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant

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Green Card Voices Awarded Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant

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[Minneapolis], Minn., January 25, 2018 – Green Card Voices was awarded $50,000 by Propel Nonprofits, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), for infrastructure funding. The intent of the Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program is to support the missions of small, culturally led organizations by strengthening their internal operations.

“We believe that increasing the capacity of small organizations which work with historically underserved cultural communities helps position them for greater impact in their community,” said Mario Hernandez, Strategic Services Director for Propel Nonprofits, who are administering the grant in partnership with DEED.

With funds from the Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program, Green Card Voices will build a sustainable and comprehensive financial system, upgrade their website to increase usability of their online content, and hire a development staff member to financially grow their capacity. “Green Card Voices hopes to become a more effective and sustainable organization through this grant. A strong foundation means we’ll be able to focus our energy on our mission of sharing immigrant stories, fostering more welcoming and integrated communities,” said Executive Director, Tea Rozman Clark.

“You can’t carry out your mission if you don’t invest in core mission support – efficient technology, administration, and financial systems; staff development; new collaborations; and other internal supports,” said Kate Barr, President & CEO of Propel Nonprofits. There was a strong demand for this pilot funding round from across the state.

In addition to grant funding, awarded organizations will also receive ongoing technical assistance from Propel Nonprofits regarding financial administration.

Nonprofit Infrastructure Grant Program is a pilot program made possible by funding from the State of Minnesota. A full list of awardees can be found at https://www.propelnonprofits.org/nonprofit-infrastructure-grant-program/.

Propel Nonprofits Contact

Kallie Rollenhagen krollenhagen@propelnonprofits.org or 612-249-6685

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ABOUT GREEN CARD VOICES: Based in Minneapolis, Green Card Voices (GCV) utilizes digital storytelling, traveling exhibits, and self-published books to share personal narratives of America’s immigrants. GCV’s programming seeks to foster tolerance and increase the appreciation of the immigrant experience. Through their dynamic platforms, they empower educational institutions, community groups and individuals alike to acquire first-person perspectives about immigrants’ lives.

Contact:

Tea Rozman Clark, E.D.

tea@greencardvoices.com

612-889-7635

ABOUT PROPEL NONPROFITS: On January 1, 2017, MAP for Nonprofits merged with Nonprofits Assistance Fund resulting in Propel Nonprofits, an organization that closely links strategy, governance, and finance to support nonprofits throughout their organizational lifecycle. Propel Nonprofits powers nonprofits, providing expert training, collaborative guidance, and financial resources to help Minnesota organizations fulfill their missions. www.propelnonprofits.org

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