The publishers of this report acknowledge community resources that converged to make it possible. For those folks that have been working to make our communities stronger and healthier through these organizations, thank you. In order to locate and interview the numerous different organizations, many people and their organizations aided in answering questions, compiling information, and writing this report.
A special thank you to Jon Pratt, Laura Waterman Wittstock, Elaine Salinas, Daniel Lemm, Bao Vang, Martin Jennings, Birchbark Books, and the many people of Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Native Americans in Philanthropy, and the Northwest Area Foundation who helped make this project a reality through insights, knowledge, and editing.
This project was made possible through support from the Northwest Area Foundation, committed to advance the well-being of the people in its eight state region to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity.