On October 28, 2015, MicroGrants Board Member Tom Welch and Palisade Asset Management, LLC hosted members of the community to learn about the effective work of MicroGrants. MicroGrants gives $1,000 grants for low-income people of potential to invest in their lives. The grants are designed to help people increase their income either through small business development or getting and retaining stable employment. Investments are usually made in three areas: education, small business development, and transportation. At the event, donors, grantees and staff shared their experiences and inspiring results of the program. For more information about MicroGrants, please visit www.microgrants.net.