The Ballmer Group – the philanthropic organization of former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie – have committed to a five-year, $10 million grant to NAZ!

“The grant should inspire and challenge all Twin Cities business and civic leaders to lean in and work together in support of NAZ,” General Mills CEO Ken Powell said.

NAZ will use a portion of its campaign investment to launch a 3-year early-learning scholarship fund of $1 million a year for low-income NAZ families.
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6.28.17 Ballmer Grant Gives Northside Achievement Zone Key Building Block for New Public-­Private Partnership

10.8.15 NAZ Major Grants Announcement

3.19.15 NAZ Awarded Best Nonprofit; Study Shows Significant Cost Savings to Society

12.4.14 New Data Shows MCA Scores are Higher with Length of NAZ Enrollment

7.11.14 NAZ Parents Lead Community Change

6.19.14 Historic Partnership Supports North Minneapolis Children this Summer

6.20.14 National Promise Neighborhoods Focus on North Minneapolis

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