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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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February 02, 2023: 2023 Trauma Mental Health Counseling

Two Mass Shootings in two days at two cities in CA, most victims are Chinese Americans.  The suffering immeasurable with families of those killed, those who survived, and immensity of trauma to be managed now and in the years to come. 

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January 27, 2023: Zumbro Valley Medical Society

1. Zumbro Valley Medical Society Awards its 2022 Community Service Award to Olmsted County Housing Stability Team;   

2. Zumbro Valley Medical Society program aims to connect medical students with local service providers as part of academic year elective.

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January 19, 2023: Housing Alliance Coalition BIPOC Co-designing

Housing Alliance Coalition BIPOC Co-designing Co-designing report

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December 15, 2022: Minnesota Department of Health Eliminating Health Disparities

1. Request for Proposals for Grants with Community-based Organizations, Tribes and Diverse Media Vendors for COVID-19 Communications, Engagement, and Outreach; 2. Seeking Paid Volunteers to Participate in 2022 Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative (EHDI) Grant Review Process

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December 14, 2022: Project HEALINGS Mini Grant

All BIPOC Community Based Groups hosting cultural events whre vaccine information is provided and vaccinations can be offered are welcome to apply. 

 

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December 08, 2022: Olmsted County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership

Application for Community Partner Funding Awards will open on December 7, 2022

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November 12, 2022: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

November 2022 DMCC Board Meeting: notable topics: Experience Metrics,  Soldier Fields, Equitable development, Discovery square, Heart of the City

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November 11, 2022: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

November 2022 DMCC Meeting: Featuring Equity Development 

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November 02, 2022: Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 6

Series 6  Articles: Strength in vaccines: How parents protect their children.

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October 19, 2022: County of Olmsted, MN $31 million ARPA

Olmsted County’s latest video provides insight into how we are using nearly $31 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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October 01, 2022: West Transit Village

September DMCC Board Status: NTH to run a developer selection process with Mayo

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October 01, 2022: Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 5

PROUD AND HEALTHY: HOW LGTBQIA+ COMMUNITIES ARE SUPPORTED WITH COVID CARE

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September 13, 2022: DMC Information

July 2022 Destination Medical Center Information Sheet.  

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September 12, 2022: Welcoming Week Related Events 2022

Olmsted County and other community events related to Welcoming Week 2022

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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)

Collective Impact

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  • 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.

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.
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