Community Shares of Minnesota is part of a national network of organizations that connect, fund and raise awareness for community groups fighting for fairness and equality. Our focus on long-term solutions is what makes the work so important today — problems like poverty, discrimination and pollution don’t solve themselves, and, left alone, only get worse. And, after more than 40 years, we still remain a pioneer in some interesting ways. The majority of our board is made up of those from the community groups we fund; being community-led means we understand what is happening around us in real terms.  It also means we have become a nucleus for sharing ideas and networking.  But none of this would be possible without an underlying passion that is a common thread between our member groups and you, our donors — our aim is to make sure the next generation is freed from the challenges that many, many people still face today.  With your help, we’re getting there.

Our Team

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CSMN accomplishes its mission by:

Supporting collective action to eliminate root causes of inequality and injustice.

Connecting donors with a meaningful opportunity to invest in social justice.

Empowering nonprofit organizations in the creation of a fair, just and equitable community.