Statistics & Referral Resources
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Provides time-series data on a variety of macroeconomic variables.
Children, Youth and Family Consortium
Builds the capacity of Minnesota communities to use research, influence policy and enhance practice to improve the well-being of Minnesota ’s children, youth and families.
Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service
Conducts surveys and prepares reports covering every aspect of U.S. agriculture-production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, farm finances, chemical use, and changes in the demographics of U.S. producers are just a few examples.
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Provides services targeted directly to Minnesota farmers including risk-management education, organic and sustainable agricultural technical support and dairy and livestock development support. These efforts enable them to protect our food supply and natural resources while cultivating our agricultural economy.
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
Provides programs that promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; workforce development; international trade; and community development.
Minnesota Department of Health
Provides technical and financial assistance to local public health agencies, public and private care providers, non-governmental organizations, and teaching institutions.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Works with citizens to conserve and manage the state's natural resources, to provide outdoor recreation opportunities, and to provide for commercial uses of natural resources in a way that creates a sustainable quality of life.
Minnesota Extension Service
Translates scientific knowledge into useful, practical programs and materials while facilitating learning and developmental processes necessary for change in communities across the state. Programs reflect local concerns and the applied knowledge of the University of Minnesota and other state and national research sources.
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Committed to meeting Minnesotans’ needs for decent, safe, affordable homes and stronger communities.
Minnesota Housing Partnership
Provides support to housing organizations through loans and grants, technical assistance, building organizational capacity and public policy initiatives. Promotes and assists communities in creating and preserving housing affordable for low and moderate-income people.
Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance
Works to improve our environment through partnerships, technology transfer, technical assistance, education, research, and matching grants.
Minnesota Planning State Demographic Center
Offers a diverse variety of services and information to state and local government and to the public. It is comprised of the Environmental Quality Board, Land Management Information Center (LMIC), Office of the State Demographer and Office of the State Archaeologist.
Grantmakers and Foundations
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to state and local governments, federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
The newspaper of the nonprofit world. A news source, in print and online, for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.
Council of Foundations
Provide leadership expertise, legal services and networking opportunities - among other services - to its members and the general public.
Minnesota Council on Foundations
An advocate for giving - promoting ethical and responsible charitable giving; a resource for grantmaking -creating and sharing information for and about grantmakers; and a catalyst for philanthropy - sparking connections, networks and knowledge for effective grantmaking.
Minnesota Historical Society
Collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota 's past through interactive and engaging museum exhibits, extensive libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.
Minnesota Humanities Center
Provides leadership, resources, and programs that advance the study of the humanities and enhance the work of schools, colleges, and cultural organizations.
The Foundation Center
Maintains a comprehensive database on grantmakers and their grants and also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level.
East Central Regional Library
Located in Cambridge - serving Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties.
Great River Regional Library
Thirty two libraries serving Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd & Wright counties in central Minnesota.
Kitchigami Regional Library
Nine libraries and a bookmobile serving Beltrami, Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, and Wadena Counties.