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Connect for Health Challenge

Sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation
Winners Announced
prizes: Up to $500,000

Strong relationships with friends and neighbors help people to be more involved in their communities, perform better in school and live happier and healthier lives.

The Connect for Health Challenge is a new grantmaking initiative of the Blue Cross Foundation which plans to award up to $500,000 to nonprofits, schools and local units of government to support efforts that strengthen social connections in low-income communities across Minnesota.

We are excited to announce the 22 Connect for Health grantees! Thank you to the over 5,000 Minnesotans that voted in the Connect for Health Challenge.

A big congratulations to Native American Somali Peacemakers on receiving a grant of $100,000!

winners

TitleContributorLocation
Native American Somali Peacemakers ($100,000 Grantee)Amina SalehUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis
Community CooksMichelle HorovitzUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis
Growing Healthy Youth & Communities Tamara Downs SchweiUnited States, Minnesota, Ramsey County, St. Paul
Building Bridges to a Healthy CommunityEvelina GiobbeUnited States, Minnesota, Steele County, Owatonna, Blooming Prairie, Medford, Ellendale
ILCM Citizenship Day of WelcomeKathleen Lohmar ExelUnited States, Minnesota, Ramsey County, Saint Paul
Check Yo' Self Health & Wellness Center at High School for Recording Arts - After School Program Charlnitta Ellis United States, Minnesota, Ramsey County, St. Paul
Community Firefighter AcademyTracy MooreUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis
IntersectionsEliza SeversonUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis
Early Childhood Family Enrichment ActivitiesAlison AlbrechtUnited States, Minnesota, Ramsey County, St. Paul
Mentor Connection ProgramJana ShogrenUnited States, Minnesota, Crow Wing County
Refugee Knitting CollectiveRachele KingUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis
Romkey Park Youth ProgramAndrea NordickUnited States, Minnesota, Clay County, Moorhead
Utilizing Latino, Hmong and Somali Cultural Strengths to Connect Communities and Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Shannon PergamentUnited States, Minnesota, Ramsey County, St. Paul
UpStream Downstream Connect for HealthPatrick MooreUnited States, Minnesota, Yellow Medicine County, Montevideo and Granite Falls
Engaging the Community in Summer Youth DevelopmentBrittany RobbUnited States, Minnesota, Saint Louis County, Duluth
We Can Talk About Itjfde ZimmerUnited States, Minnesota, Ramsey County, Saint Paul
Neighborhood Adventure LeagueAriah FineUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis
Low-Income Youth & Families: Outdoor Adventures, the Arts, & Community Connections ProgramDan RussellUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis
Creating Social Connections and Community LeadersSara GarryUnited States, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Twin Cities Metropolitan Region
AGE to age: bringing generations togetherLynn HaglinUnited States, Minnesota, Northeastern Minnesota
GUH - Broaden and BuildJanet Lewis MuthUnited States, Minnesota, Rice County, Northfield/Faribault
East Side Community of Choice InitiativeJohn VaughnUnited States, Minnesota, Ramsey County, St. Paul