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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Achievement Gap

The Achievement Gap

Minnesota has one of the worst educational achievement gaps in the nation. This is an urgent crisis because children of color are no longer in the minority in many areas of our state. To maintain a highly educated workforce that attracts and keeps businesses in Minnesota, we cannot wait to close the achievement gap. This is why NAZ exists. This is our promise.

Achievement Gap Resources

NAZ Federal Promise Neighborhood Grant
Minnesota Compass Achievement Gap Resources