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Marbrook Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

Primary areas of interest include organizations that create equal opportunities for immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The foundation will give priority to projects or organizations that address at least one of the following areas: 1) English language instruction for immigrants and refugees; 2) Academic success for children of immigrants and refugees; 3) Initiatives working to create equal opportunity or to empower immigrants and refugees (e.g., affordable housing, job training, life skills; 4) Cultural preservation for new Americans; 5) Integrating a body, mind and spirit approach to the well-being of immigrants and refugees, with a special interest in programs honoring the inherent spiritual and cultural richness of immigrant communities; 6) Arts organizations/projects that highlight cultural awareness or address social issues of immigrants and refugees; 7) Expanding access to healthy food for neighborhoods with a high concentration of immigrants and refugees; and 8) Environmental justice and advocacy for neighborhoods with a high concentration of immigrants and refugees.

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Established in 1948 in MN - The foundation was established by Edward and Markell Brooks on November 1, 1948, as a vehicle through which to pursue their personal philanthropy. The founding Trustees were Edward Brooks, Edwin C. Austin, and Conley Brooks (the oldest son of Edward and Markell Brooks). Edward Brooks managed the Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company in Minnesota.

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Marbrook Foundation

Independent foundation

EIN

416019899

Bridge Number

7793034421

Location

730 2nd Ave. S., Ste. 1300 Minneapolis, MN United States 55402-2475

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