December 29, 2023; New Brighton, Minnesota—The Wilson Foundation, a private foundation established in Minnesota in 2021, announced grants to nine Twin Cities based nonprofit organizations. Grants totaling $2M were awarded to recipients well-aligned with the Foundation’s strategic priorities of combatting climate change and creating economic opportunity for individuals and families.
“Fresh Energy is thrilled to be selected as a grantee of the Wilson Foundation. Our team is passionate about building a just, prosperous, and resilient clean energy future where all Minnesotans can thrive,” said Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Executive Director, Fresh Energy. “The Wilson Foundation’s generous unrestricted support and partnership will enable Fresh Energy to be nimble while also maximizing our effort to pursue our mission-driven work of driving high-impact policy and action at scale.”
“The grants awarded by the Foundation in 2023 expand the Board’s commitment to partnering with highly effective organizations moving ambitious plans forward,” stated Terry O’Reilly, Treasurer of the Wilson Foundation. “The work being advanced by Fresh Energy, and other climate grantee partners, is critical to ensuring that clean energy policies are effectively implemented.”