Social Enterprise & Nonprofit

As a girl, Amanda LaGrange liked to “play business,” borrowing her accountant father’s discarded briefcase and calculator and pretending her walkie-talkie was a mobile phone. Read More
On Thursday, Nov. 17, low-income military veterans will be able to access free veterinary care for their pets, thanks to a special fundraising effort by Mission Animal Hospital.
 
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The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) was founded in 1971 by a handful of businessmen as a way to fight poverty and thereby reduce the attendant social ills and disparities. The idea was that economic development at a grassroots level can be an effective way to strengthen the quality of life. Read More


The Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda) was awarded $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). Read More

Photo courtesy of the Smile Network International.

Alpaca mittens woven by a collective of indigenous women in Peru. Shawls edged with dramatic ostrich feathers created by Zulu tribeswomen in South Africa. Handsome weekender bags constructed of leather and cowhide by a family in Ecuador. Read More

Photo courtesy of My Sister

Minnesota’s most generous clothier is opening its very own retail flagship in the heart of Minneapolis’s trendy Uptown district. Read More
Wokie Weah has spent her career working with young people. She’s been a teacher and a principal. She has worked for UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund), the National Youth Leadership Council and more. Read More
The hum of a lawnmower and the smell of freshly-cut grass. These familiar summertime sensations are more than the pleasant benefits of working in the yard. They are the basis of a new business started by a nonprofit based in north Minneapolis. Read More