11 Mar: Community Nonprofits Awarded $2.35M to Advance Digital Equity for Students

Partnership for a ConnectedMN and the Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity (MBCRE), two organizations Best Buy is proud to support, have collaborated to award $2.35 million in grants to local nonprofits committed to advancing digital equity for Minnesota students.

The 29 organizations selected are focused on enhancing digital learning for K-12 students who are Black, Indigenous or people of color by providing devices, connectivity and other support services. A full list of grant recipients and more information on the grant process can be found here


23 Sep: ConnectedMN Awards $2.1M In Grants To Minnesota Organizations

As a founding partner in the Partnership for a ConnectedMN, Best Buy is proud to announce that $2.1 million has been awarded in grants to 23 organizations that provide support to students in urban and rural communities across the state.

ConnectedMN, a public-private partnership announced by Gov. Tim Walz in June, aims to address digital inequities facing Minnesota students by helping meet the technology and connectivity needs of families with school-aged children. This first round of grants will help an estimated 68,000 students by providing access to the computing devices and internet that is essential for distance learning and accessing critical support services.


30 Jun: Best Buy Joins New Partnership To Bring Tech, Internet To Minnesota Students

Best Buy is teaming up with other prominent Minnesota organizations to help fight the digital divide across the state.

We’re proud to be one of the leaders of the Partnership for a ConnectedMN, a public-private partnership announced by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on June 30. Through avenues like grantmaking, the partnership will support initiatives that help K-12 students from disinvested communities across the state of Minnesota get access to the computing devices and internet access they need to facilitate distance learning and access critical support services.