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Organization: Rochester Area Foundation

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; Foundation

Organization Mission: The Rochester Area Foundation along with many community foundations across the nation embrace the leadership responsibility to move beyond just building assets to building communities. We will work to build and share knowledge regarding key community issues, and increase collaborations and partnerships among all segments of the community. We will work to strengthen our capacity to assist donors in achieving their charitable objectives, while continuing to grow philanthropic resources for the greater Rochester area. RAF insists that there is a common good that unites us across urban and rural communities, minority and majority populations, newcomers and longtime residents, and our diverse political beliefs. We believe that the people of the greater Rochester area can identify the avenues of positive change for our children, our families, our workers, our students, and our communities. Positive change does not come about by accident. It takes focus, hard work, careful thinking, frequent compromise, and strategic investment. To this end, RAF offers its support, its expertise, and its leadership.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Housing, Pandemic

Key reports on: Rochester Area Foundation


ServeMinnesota is quickly moving to respond to the crisis created by COVID-19 (April 14, 2020)

ServeMinnesota is quickly moving to respond to the crisis created by COVID-19 and launching the Minnesota AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative. They are creating 200+ positions for AmeriCorps members who can be deployed to help organizations serve their communities during this difficult time – particularly in the areas of food insecurity, distance learning, help for older adults, support to help the health care system and more.

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June 15, 2024: Homes for our Neighbors Community Gathering
Calling for Community Support at Community Meeting:  The most recent Olmsted County Maxfield Study found that from 2020-2030, housing demand required 18,000 new housing units. 71% would need to be general-occupancy and 29% age-restricted senior housing.

 

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June 09, 2024: ISAIAH Rochester Agenda

Focus Area: Housing; Our Next Generation; Healthcare; Community-Building; Climate

Activities: Rochester Faith in MN & ISAIAH Calendar and Strategic Missions

 

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June 01, 2024: 2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2Q 2024: May 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report; April 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

1Q 2024: Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report; Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts: Women in Construction; City of Rochester Equity in Development 

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May 24, 2024: 1H 2024 Destination Medical Center
Proceedings

May 2024 DMCC Board Meeting and City, County, DMC Joint Meeting

Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting

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May 21, 2024: M.O.V.E: A Collaboration of SHIP, Joint Study, One Olmsted

Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E.) community council application

M.O.V.E. Promotional Flyer and Application to join M.O.V.E.

5/10/2024 Conversation Olmsted County Rep and CMRC Rep.: Regarding Olmsted County Community Council's DEI initiative called Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E) 

Rochester Area Foundation Support Message

 

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May 17, 2024: Minnesota Housing Profile Housing Statistics and Findings

2023 Olmsted County Housing Profile

State of MN Profile and Findings

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March 10, 2024: West Transit Village
September DMCC Board Status: NTH to run a developer selection process with Mayo

2024-03-10 Added Video Clip Loop of Sep 2022 DMCC board meeting

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March 07, 2024: City of Rochester Housing Actions
 

Feb 26 City Council Study Session Housing Portion: Economic Development Incentives for Housing

Video Clip

Presentation Slides

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March 04, 2024: City Council: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Updates; Housing; International Relations

DEI Presentation Topics: Language Access and Accessibility; Equity in the Built Environment; 2024 Initiatives

Economic Development Incentives for Housing

Mayor Updates: Black History Month, Luther College: Mutable City; International Relations Committee

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February 12, 2024: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Investment Metrics Slow Down Trend

Feb 1, 2024 DMCC Board Meeting

Private investment metrics Slide

Video Clip

PB Reporting

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February 03, 2024: Jeremiah Program News

2024 Fundraising : Chocolate for a Cause! Get your chocolate bar for a chance to win one of five golden tickets! Order yours today Scan the QR Code or click here: LINK

2018 Information presented to December 18, 2018 HRA.

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January 19, 2024: Minnesota Compass Insights
Dec 2023 Newsletter

DATA MYTHBUSTERS, part 3

Cost burdened households

Programs and resources to help you with DEI and leadership initiatives:

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December 13, 2023: 2H 2023 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Meeting Informaiton

November DMCC Meeting Info 

September DMCC Meeting Info

May DMCC Meeting Info 

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November 15, 2023: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation
 FALL UPDATES: SUPPORTING THE NONPROFIT ECOSYSTEM

GET TO KNOW THESE INSPIRING FACING RACE AWARD RECIPIENTS Stream the 2023 Facing Race Awards

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November 10, 2023: CMRC Community Health Collaboraton Portal Application to Mayo Social Impact Grant
1. CMRC proposal was not selected for funding 2023-11-10 but it did receive strong consideration from Mayo social impact review panel. 

2. Community Health Collaboration Portal has been selected to second round and pitched to Mayo panel 2023-10-24. Pitch format to follow Mayo Clinic's Walleye Tank style. 

3. August CMRC meeting video recording

4. CMRC Coalition's submission to Mayo Social Innovation Grant: Proposal details and letters of support.

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Housing ; Pandemic

Lvl 2: Education ; Adult Education ; C2C: Prenatal-K Development ; C2C: Kindergarten Readiness ; C2C: 3rd Grade Reading ; C2C: 8th Grade Math ; C2C: Post-Secondary ; C2C: Workforce Participation ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Leadership

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Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness

 


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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

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Project Phase Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
About Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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