St. Paul Nonprofit to Fold After Winning $1M Prize in 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A nonprofit that won $1 million to promote the growing and cooking of local food in St. Paul is disbanding after three years.
Reports say the St. Paul Foundation awarded the money to Urban Oasis in 2013 in a contest for ideas on how to improve life in the inner city.
Urban Oasis founder Tracy Sides said in a statement last week that the group will dissolve Dec. 31.
Sides says the Urban Oasis business model was unsustainable and that it has spent all of the contest money.
St. Paul Foundation spokesman Andy Goldman-Gray says the foundation is disappointed that the organization will no longer be running but that it's happy to learn some programs will continue through other nonprofits.