MAA Collaborators & communities
Minnesota Afterschool Advance is a collaboration between Youthprise and Venn Foundation.
Youthprise strives to reduce disparities with and for Minnesota youth. Founded in 2010 by The McKnight Foundation, Youthprise invests in the future of Minnesota by investing in youth. It works to shift the trajectory for underserved young people. Guided by a strengths-based approach, Youthprise works to transform how funders, institutions, providers, and communities work with youth. Youthprise operates on multiple levels: supporting nonprofit organizations that serve youth, aligning efforts through citywide and statewide initiatives, and providing opportunities directly to young people.
Venn Foundation is a nonprofit public charity on a mission to unleash the full power of program-related investments (PRIs) to achieve charitable impact. Its vision is to create an entirely new category of flexible, below-market investment capital that can be directed creatively to projects and organizations across all sectors that are helping advance charitable goals. By opening a special donor-advised fund called a Venn Account, any individual or entity can recommend that their charitable donations be used by Venn to make PRIs. Venn can syndicate any one PRI among any combination of Venn Accounts. Financial returns from these PRIs go back to participating Venn Accounts for donors to recommend redeployment into new PRIs or as grants to nonprofits.
2019 MAA Communities
MAA aims to help families and students across Minnesota. As we build our program, we are thrilled to work in the following communities in 2019 (more coming soon!):
West Metro (families in the Wayzata and Orono School Districts)