And the Roles We Play
The work we do in our community spans five distinct areas: 211 resource helpline, nonprofit partnerships, advocacy, innovation and business partnerships. Through the roles we play in each of these areas, we couple strategy and data with compassion, equity and inclusion to fuel lasting change throughout our community.
Our Commitment to Equity
Across each area, equity remains at the center of our work, driving our strategies, informing our conversations and guiding us toward our vision of a Greater Twin Cities where all thrive regardless of income, race or place.
Role We Play: Bridge
211 Resource Helpline
Through the 211 resource helpline, we act as a bridge, providing information and resource referrals to neighbors in need. The data we gather also allows us to share insights that help inform how we unite as a community to meet these needs.
Role We Play: Nonprofit Amplifier
We work alongside and invest in nonprofit organizations that stand on the frontlines of community-led change to maximize our collective impact as we come together to transform the Greater Twin Cities.
Role We Play: Advocate
From our unique position in the community, we amplify community voices, educate government officials and develop solutions to help address immediate needs and drive systemic change.
Role We Play: Innovator
Together with nonprofit partners, businesses and donors we take on the unique challenges of our region, delivering innovative, scalable solutions built on proven strategies that drive lasting change.
Role We Play: Business Partner
By building trusted philanthropic relationships with Greater Twin Cities businesses of all sizes, we help them reach their corporate social responsibility goals and engage their workforces as we unite to address problems no one can solve alone.