The Minneapolis Foundation (MN)

The Minneapolis Foundation is a statewide center for philanthropy, where Minnesotans make a difference every day.

Founded in 1915, The Minneapolis Foundation is one of the nation's oldest and largest community foundations. The foundation has helped generations of Minnesotans create a charitable legacy and are invested in the future of our community.

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$710,631,840 - 2007-03-31

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Recent News from Minneapolis Foundation

The Minneapolis Foundation Launches New Year with Nearly $5 Million in Grants
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

One of the first community foundations in the world, The Minneapolis Foundation brings people together to unite behind common goals and spark positive change in our...more

Make a better world: guide your children, nieces and nephews to giving
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

About 200 foundations across the U.S. include a philanthropy element aimed at young people, according to a 2014 report from the Foundation...more

Local Jobs, Local Funders: What a Regional Workforce Group Is Up To
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation, Saint Paul Foundation

Last year, a national study identified tackling the skills gap between jobseekers and open positions as a fruitful “billion-dollar bet” for...more

The Charity That Big Tech Built
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has grown to become one of the world's most well-funded foundations. But who in the Valley benefits...more

Nonprofit leader tries her hand at philanthropy
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

After 17 years at Pillsbury United Communities (PUC), Chanda Smith Baker, current president and CEO of the nonprofit, is moving on to...more

Ames Fund provides boost for Northfield organizations, community
Foundation: Northfield Area Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation

“Having a community foundation is a key ingredient to a healthy community,” Northfield Shares Board Chair Jennifer Sawyer said. “We always...more

Northfield Shares names its first executive director
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

So far, Krance said the community foundation has given out roughly $68,000 of its endowment to local groups like Community Action...more

Northfield Arts Guild set to expand staff with six-figure grant
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

The grant is a capacity-building grant, which will allow the Arts Guild to add two ... The volunteer and community engagement coordinator will focus...more

Minneapolis Foundation announces nearly $5 million in grants
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

The grants will go toward organizations doing work around civic engagement, economic vitality and education, supporting partners such...more

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Hennepin County, MN

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