• Education

  • Advance efforts at the school, district and state levels to ensure that all low-income youth can earn a world-class education that prepares them for lifelong success.
  • Employment

  • Support more accessible and effective vocational pathways that enable individuals with low incomes and low skills to advance towards stable, living wage careers.
  • Housing

  • Ensure that people with low incomes have access to quality affordable housing that provides stability and a foundation for future success.
  • Transit

  • Ensure that people with low incomes have reasonable access to affordable public transportation to get to work and meet their daily needs.
  • Anti-discrimination

  • Continue the Phillips family’s legacy of confronting discrimination and inequity to ensure that all can achieve their full potential

Foundation Voices

  • The Beginning Adventures of a New Cohort

  • by Jay Klyman, VISTA Leader Greetings readers! This is Jay Klyman writing. I am the new VISTA Leader for the 2016-2017 cohort of C3 Twin Cities! Emma Olson is off to graduate school at the University of Minnesota through the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. We at C3 wish her all the best and I [...]
  • Hearing It First Hand

  • by Joel Luedtke, Senior Program Officer Reports.  Articles.  Briefs.  White Papers.  These and their ilk accumulate in the email in-boxes and on the desks of Foundation staff.  When we find the time and courage to wade through these documents, they invariably provide important insights about the [...]