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NameOrg TypePrimary Policy AreaOrg DescriptionWeb Address
All-Terrain Vehicle Association of MinnesotaAssociationMultipleNon-profit association founded in 1983. Comprised of over 60 local ATV clubs, 10,000 members, 200 Dealers, 5 Manufacturer...http://www.atvam.org/
Alliance for Student AchievementAssociationK-12 EducationAlliance of ten organizations representing Minnesota education interests. The Alliance supports a strong accountability s...http://www.allianceforstudentachievement.org/
Association of Metropolitan School DistrictsAssociationK-12 EducationRepresents interests of Metro area school districts. http://www.amsd.org
Association of Minnesota CountiesAssociationLocal and State GovernanceCounty government. http://www.mncounties.org
BioBusiness Alliance of MinnesotaAssociationEconomic DevelopmentPositioning Minnesota as a global leader in BioBusiness. Prioritizes and leads efforts to ensure the long-term prosperity ...http://www.biobusinessalliance.org/
Care Providers of MinnesotaAssociationHealthcare Association representing nursing homes and assisted living providers. http://www.careproviders.org/
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement AcademicK-12 EducationCAREI's mission is to improve the quality of education for all learners through neutral, rigorous research and evaluation ...http://education.umn.edu/carei/
Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)AcademicEarly Childhood EducationCEED's mission is to improve developmental outcomes for children through: Applied Research. Identify pressing community ne...http://education.umn.edu/ceed/
Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP)AcademicHealthcare Focuses on the prevention of illness and death from infectious diseases through epidemiologic research and the rapid trans...http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/
Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy (CIFAP)AcademicAgricultureUses its research and education activities to increase international understanding about food, agriculture, nutrition, nat...http://www.cifap.umn.edu/
Center for Rural Policy and DevelopmentNonprofitMultipleNon-partisan, not-for-profit policy research organization dedicated to benefiting Minnesota by providing its policy makers...http://www.mnsu.edu/ruralmn/
Center for School ChangeAcademicK-12 EducationThe Center works with educators, parents, business people, students, policy-makers and other concerned people throughout t...http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/school-change/
Center for Science, Technology, and Public PolicyAcademicMultipleThe Center for Science, Technology & Public Policy explores the increasingly important role that science and technology pl...http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/stpp/
Center for the Study of Politics and GovernanceAcademicLocal and State GovernanceThe center strives to increase public understanding of politics through research by conducting studies relevant to Minneso...http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/cspg/
Center of the American ExperimentThink TankMultipleFree market and conservative issues. http://www.amexp.org
Children's Defense Fund MinnesotaNonprofitMultipleCDF is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research and advocacy organization supported by foundations, corporate grants, an...www.cdf-mn.org
Children, Youth and Family ConsortiumNonprofitMultipleBuilds the capacity of the University of Minnesota and Minnesota communities to use research, influence policy and enhance...http://www.cyfc.umn.edu/
Citizens for a Safer MinnesotaNonprofitCrime and Law EnforcementA nonprofit member-based advocacy organization dedicated to ending gun violence. Promotes sensible public policy at both t...http://www.endgunviolence.com/
Citizens LeagueNonprofitMultipleFraming public policy questions, programs to promote civic engagement. http://www.citizensleague.net/
ClearWay MinnesotaNonprofitPublic HealthMission is to enhance life for all Minnesotans by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke through research, ...http://www.clearwaymn.org/
Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) AssociationLocal and State GovernanceThe Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization representing 69 citie...http://www.greatermncities.org/
Community Growth InstituteThink TankEconomic DevelopmentA rural land use think tank. In addition to research and training on rural land use issues, offers rural communities a var...http://www.communitygrowth.com
Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM)PublicImmigrationCAPM's mandate is to advise the governor and legislators on issues and concerns of Asian Pacific Minnesotans. CAPM represe...http://www.capm.state.mn.us/
Council on Crime and JusticeNonprofitCrime and Law EnforcementIndependent non-profit organization. Address the causes and consequences of crime and violence through research, demonstr...http://www.crimeandjustice.org/
CURA - Center for Urban and Regional AffairsAcademicMultipleBroad range of urban and regional affairs including communities and neighborhoods, economic development, energy and envir...http://www.cura.umn.edu/
EcumenNonprofitHousingOperates independent and assisted living housing, care centers, home health care and a wide variety of community-based ser...http://www.ecumen.org/
Education MinnesotaAssociationK-12 EducationEducation Minnesota represents 70,000 Minnesota teachers. Formed in 1998 by the merger of the Minnesota Education Associa...http://www.educationminnesota.org/
Education|EvolvingNonprofitK-12 EducationJoint venture of Hamline University and Center for Policy Studies. Follows the developments in K-12 education and the poli...http://www.educationevolving.org
EdwatchNonprofitK-12 EducationEdWatch is committed to educating the public about the unprecedented movement of the U.S. workforce, the U.S. economy and ...http://www.edwatch.org
Family & Children's ServiceNonprofitSocial & Family PolicyPromotes policies, programs, systems, and resource allocations that help families help themselves. Through policy advocacy...http://www.fcsmn.org
Federal Reserve Bank of MinneapolisPublicEconomic DevelopmentProvides economic research and data on the Minneapolis Federal Reserve region. http://www.minneapolisfed.org/
Freshwater SocietyNonprofitEnvironmentnonprofit organization dedicated to conserving, restoring, and protecting freshwater resources and their surrounding water...http://www.freshwater.org/
Greater Twin Cities United WayNonprofitMultipleWe ensure people have the education, jobs, shelter, food and health they need to be successful by: Educating people on key...http://www.unitedwaytwincities.org/
Growth & JusticeThink TankMultiplePolicy proposals for making Minnesota's economy simultaneously more prosperous, fair, and environmentally sustainablehttp://www.growthandjustice.org/
HOME LineNonprofitHousingNonprofit statewide tenant advocacy organization. http://www.homelinemn.org/
Hospitality MinnesotaAssociationEconomic DevelopmentRepresents more than 3,000 hospitality businesses across Minnesota, the vast majority of which are small, family-owned ope...http://www.hospitalitymn.org/
House Fiscal Analysis DepartmentPublicLocal and State Governance The Fiscal Analysis Department provides professional, non-partisan, and confidential services for all members of the Hous...http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/fiscal/fahome.htm
House Research PublicMultipleLegislative decision-making support, all legislative areashttp://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hrd/hrd.htm
Housing Preservation ProjectNonprofitHousinga nonprofit public interest advocacy and legal organization whose primary mission is to preserve and expand affordable hou...http://www.hppinc.org/
HousingLinkNonprofitHousingConnects people and communities to information that supports the resolution of their affordable housing issues. HousingLin...http://www.housinglink.org/
Hunger Solutions MN NonprofitWelfare and PovertyHunger Solutions Minnesota provides and advocates for solutions to hunger by providing money, food, information and legisl...http://www.hungersolutions.org/
Information Policy Analysis Division (IPAD)PublicMultipleProvide technical assistance and consultation - answering questions and educating individuals, government entities, busine...http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/
Institute for Local Self-RelianceThink TankEnergyBased in Washington, DC, and Minneapolis. Researches the feasibility of communities generating a significant amount of we...http://www.ilsr.org
Institute on Race and PovertyAcademicWelfare and PovertyThe Institute on Race & Poverty (IRP) investigates the ways that policies and practices disproportionately affect people o...http://www.irpumn.org
JOBS NOW CoalitionNonprofitLabor & WorkforceA statewide coalition that uses research, education and advocacy to promote both public and private policies that support ...http://www.jobsnowcoalition.org
Joint Religious Legislative CoalitionAssociationMultipleInterfaith public interest group in Minnesota. Founded in 1971, JRLC is authorized and governed by four Sponsoring Members...http://www.jrlc.org/
League of Minnesota CitiesAssociationLocal and State GovernancePromotes excellence in local government through effective advocacy, expert analysis, and trusted guidance for all Minnesot...http://www.lmnc.org/
Legislative-Citizen Commission On Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)PublicEnvironmentThe function of the LCCMR (formerly LCMR) is to make funding recommendations to the legislature for natural resource proje...http://www.lccmr.leg.mn/
LifeScience AlleyAssociationEconomic DevelopmentTrade association to support Minnesota’s health care industry. The Association’s goals were to focus on legislative issues...http://www.lifesciencesalley.org
Metropolitan Council, research unitsPublicMultipleDemographics, population patterns, land use, transportation, environment, parks and open space. http://www.metrocouncil.org/
Metropolitan Regional Arts CouncilNonprofitCulture and ArtsThe Metropolitan Regional Arts Council promotes incorporation of the arts into the daily lives of all communities by provi...http://mrac.org/
Minneapolis Area Association of RealtorsAssociationHousingA regional advocate and provider of real estate information, research and education for industry professionals and the gen...http://www.mplsrealtor.com/
Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic DevelopmentPublicEconomic DevelopmentSocioeconomic and housing trends.http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/cped/
Minnesota 2020Think TankMultipleProgressive think tank focused on schools, healthcare, transportation, and economic development suffer. http://www.mn2020.org/
Minnesota 2020 CaucusPublicMultipleLegislators focusing on issues related to the aging of the population. http://www.mn2020.com/
Minnesota Advocates for Human RightsNonprofitMultipleMinnesota Advocates for Human Rights is a non-governmental, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the promotion and protection...http://www.mnadvocates.org/
Minnesota Association of Alternative ProgramsPublicMultipleProfessional organization of alternative education educators, dedicated to the improvement of alternative education and pr...http://maapmn.org/
Minnesota Association of Charter SchoolsNonprofitK-12 EducationThe mission of MACS is to enhance the capacity, assure the quality and promote the choice of public charter schools in Min...http://www.mncharterschools.org/
Minnesota Association of RealtorsAssociationHousingResl estate and housing trendshttp://www.mnrealtor.com/
Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA)AssociationK-12 EducationAssociation of school administrators, including superintendents, central office administrators, special education administ...http://www.mnasa.org/
Minnesota Center for Environmental AdvocacyNonprofitEnvironmentA legal and scientific voice protecting and defending Minnesota’s environment. MCEA works in the courts, the legislature a...http://www.mncenter.org/
Minnesota Center for Public Finance ResearchNonprofitTaxationTax, Finance and Budget issues.http://www.mntax.org/cpfr/
Minnesota Center for Transportation StudiesAcademicTransportationTransportationhttp://www.cts.umn.edu/
Minnesota Chamber of CommerceAssociationMultipleBusiness advocacy organization representing more than 2,600 businesses across Minnesota. Seeks private-sector solutions to...https://www.mnchamber.com
Minnesota Childcare Resource & Referral NetworkNonprofitEarly Childhood EducationThe Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization coordinating and supportin...http://www.mnchildcare.org/
Minnesota Corn Growers AssociationAssociationAgricultureRepresents over 5,600 corn growers in Minnesota. http://www.mncorn.org/
Minnesota Council of Health PlansAssociationHealthcare Trade association representing eight Minnesota health care organizations. Promotes the delivery of high-quality, affordabl...http://www.mnhealthplans.org/
Minnesota Council of NonprofitsNonprofitMultipleAssociation of more than 1,600 member nonprofit organizations formed to strengthen the state's nonprofit sector - particul...http://www.mncn.org/bp/
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic DevelopmentPublicMultipleThe state's principal economic development agency, with programs promoting business recruitment, expansion, and retention...http://www.deed.state.mn.us/
Minnesota Department of Revenue, Research DivisionPublicTaxationThe Minnesota Department of Revenue manages the state’s revenue system. Administers 28 different taxes, collecting over $1...http://www.taxes.state.mn.us/
Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP)NonprofitEnvironmentThe Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) is a network of more than 80 non-profit environmental and conservation organ...http://www.mepartnership.org/
Minnesota Family CouncilNonprofitSocial & Family PolicyResearch, education, communication and public policy organization working to defend and strengthen the families of Minneso...http://www.mfc.org/
Minnesota Grocers AssociationAssociationEconomic DevelopmentAdvances the common interest of all those engaged in any aspect of the retail food industry as a leader and advocate in go...http://www.mngrocers.com/
Minnesota Housing PartnershipNonprofitHousingassists community housing organizations in becoming active in creating and maintaining affordable housing across the state...http://mhponline.org
Minnesota Minority Education Partnership (MMEP)NonprofitHigher Education The Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, Inc. (MMEP) is a nonprofit collaborative, founded in 1987, that seeks to inc...http://www.mmep.org/
Minnesota Municpal Beverage Association (MMBA)AssociationEconomic DevelopmentStatewide association of municipally owned and operated on-sale and off-sale alcohol beverage facilities.http://www.municipalbev.com/
Minnesota Office of Higher EducationPublicHigher Education http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/
Minnesota Population CenterAcademicMultipleDemographics, population patternshttp://www.pop.umn.edu/
Minnesota Private College Research FoundationAssociationHigher Education Higher education.http://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/research/about.php
MInnesota Rural Education Assocation (MREA)PublicMultipleAssociation of 150 school districts located in non-metropolitan Minnesota representing about forty percent of the state's ...http://www.mnrea.org/
Minnesota School Boards AssociationAssociationK-12 EducationThe purpose of the Association is to support, promote and enhance the work of public school boards. The Minnesota School ...http://mnmsba.org/
Minnesota Senior FederationAssociationMultipleStatewide alliance of mature Minnesotans committed to enhancing the quality of their lives. Advocates and educations on i...http://www.mnseniors.org/
Minnesota Smoke-Free CoalitionNonprofitHealthcare Works to prevent children from beginning a lifelong addiction to tobacco, to help those who want to quit smoking and to pr...http://www.smokefreecoalition.org/
Minnesota State Demographic CenterPublicMultipleMinnesota demographic trendshttp://www.demography.state.mn.us/
Minnesota Trade OfficePublicEconomic DevelopmentPromotes and assists in the expansion of exports and foreign direct investments that contribute to the growth of the Minne...http://www.exportminnesota.com/
Minnesota Transportation AllianceNonprofitTransportationTo coordinate and educate diverse groups statewide to effectively advocate for a safe, efficient transportation system tha...http://www.transportationalliance.com
Minnesota Universal Health Care CoalitionNonprofitHealthcare MUHCC is a coalition of twelve organizations who believe that a single-payer, or “Medicare for all” system is the only sys...http://www.muhcc.org/
Minnesota WatersNonprofitEnvironmentMerger of the Minnesota Lakes Association and the Rivers Council of Minnesota. Promotes responsible stewardship of water ...http://www.minnesotawaters.org/
Minnesota's PromiseAssociationK-12 EducationCoalition of 25 current and former superintendents throughout Minnesota working to transform public education and create a...http://www.minnesotaspromise.org/contact/index.html
MITE - Midwest Institute for Telecommuting Education NonprofitEconomic DevelopmentA consultant group that provides expertise in strategic planning, manager/employee training and policy development to assi...http://www.mite.org
National Institute of Health PolicyAcademicHealthcare The National Institute of Health Policy (NIHP) is a not-for-profit, membership organization comprised of healthcare leader...http://www.nihp.org/
Northwest Area FoundationNonprofitWelfare and PovertyFoundation, publishes research and data on Poverty in 8 state region.http://www.nwaf.org
Office of Geographic and Demographic AnalysisPublicMultipleThe Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis offers a diverse variety of services and information to state and local ...http://www.gda.state.mn.us/
Office of the Legislative AuditorPublicMultipleThe Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) is a professional, nonpartisan audit and evaluation office within the legislat...http://www.auditor.leg.state.mn.us/
Office of the State AuditorPublicLocal and State GovernanceFinancial integrity, accountability, and cost-effectiveness of Minnesota's local governmental entitieshttp://www.osa.state.mn.us/
Office of the State DemographerPublicMultipleThe Minnesota State Demographic Center analyzes and distributes data from state, U.S. Census Bureau and other sources.http://www.demography.state.mn.us/
P.S. MinnesotaNonprofitK-12 EducationCoalition of statewide education organizations and parents focused on K-12 school funding issues. http://www.psminnesota.org
Parents United NetworkNonprofitK-12 EducationParents United for Public Schools is a statewide, grassroots organization of concerned and informed Minnesota parents and ...http://www.parentsunited.org/
Project on Regional and Industrial EconomicsAcademicEconomic DevelopmentPRIE conducts research of planning and public policy interest on the intersection between industries and occupations, on t...http://www.hhh.umn.edu/projects/prie/
Public and Nonprofit Leadership CenterAcademicMultipleThe purpose of the Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center is to enhance the leadership of nonprofits, philanthropy, and th...http://hhh-test.software.umn.edu/centers/pnlc/
Rainbow ResearchNonprofitMultipleProgram evaluation for other nonprofits and organizations. http://www.rainbowresearch.org/
Resources for Child CaringNonprofitEarly Childhood EducationResources for Child Caring works to raise the standard of care for children through leading-edge knowledge, practices, and...http://www.resourcesforchildcare.org
Schools for Equity in Education (SEE)AssociationK-12 EducationAssociation of 58 school districts from throughout the state of Minnesota, calling for a funding formula that provides the...http://www.schoolsforequity.org/
Search InstituteNonprofitMultipleSearch Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources...http://www.search-institute.org/
Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal AnalysisPublicMultipleLegal, research and fiscal analysis to members of Senatehttp://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/departments/office_bio.php?office_id=1007
Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and LawPublicMedia & CommunicationsThe Center focuses on the concepts and values that define the highest ideals of American journalism: freedom and fairness....http://www.silha.umn.edu/
State and Local Policy Program (SLPP)AcademicMultipleResearch and outreach focusing primarily in the areas of transportation technology and policy and economic development and...http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/slp/
Telecommunications and Information Society Policy Forum (TISP Forum)AcademicMedia & CommunicationsThe central clearinghouse for policy discussion in Minnesota and neighboring states on critical issues in telecommunicatio...http://www.hhh.umn.edu/projects/tisp/
The Food Industry Center (TFIC)AcademicAgricultureThrough research, educational programs, and industry collaboration, TFIC is a source of knowledge on how food reaches cons...http://foodindustrycenter.umn.edu/
The Minneapolis FoundationNonprofitMultipleEstablished in 1915, The Minneapolis Foundation is the oldest foundation in Minnesota. With more than $640 million in asse...http://www.minneapolisfoundation.org/
The Minnesota ProjectNonprofitEnvironmentThe Minnesota Project engages in research and education to accomplish its mission of achieving strong local economies, vib...http://www.mnproject.org/
The Taxpayers League FoundationNonprofitTaxationEducation and research arm of the Taxpayers League. Nonpartisan, nonprofit educational organization formed in 1999 to res...http://www.taxpayersleague.org/
Transit for Livable CommunitiesNonprofitTransportationWorks to improve the quality of life in Minnesota communities through a balanced transportation system that encourages tra...http://www.tlcminnesota.org/
University UnitedNonprofitEconomic DevelopmentCoalition of businesses, organizations and individuals in the Midway area of St. Paul. Plans for and implement commercial...http://www.universityunited.com/
Wilder Research NonprofitMultipleHuman Serviceshttp://www.wilderresearch.org
Youth Community ConnectionsNonprofitMultipleYouth Community Connections is an advocacy alliance of public and private organizations that offer and support youth devel...http://www.youthcommunityconnections.org/

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