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How a microgrant helped one woman save for a home and college

Margaret Ann, a microgrant recipient for ridesharing servicesMargaret Ann needed help with transportation so she could keep her job while she completed a training program and looked for housing. She used public transportation that ended before her shifts finished, which limited when she could work and how much money she could earn. Her employer had multiple locations where she could work or transfer. This made it even more important for her to make a favorable impression with her boss.

Margaret Ann turned to the Minnesota Microgrant Partnership for support. She requested funds to pay for ride sharing so she could work more and save for a security deposit on her own apartment. Margaret Ann has accomplished her goal of getting her own apartment. She also finished her training program. Now, she is covering her own transportation costs. Next up: working more to save for starting college classes.

The Minnesota Microgrant Partnership offers grants to people with disabilities. These grants help people reach goals around competitive employment, inclusive housing, and community integration. Learn more at