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The McKnight Foundation was established in Minneapolis during 1953 by William L. McKnight and his wife, Maude L. mcKnight.


The foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grantmaking, coalition-building, and encouragement of strategic policy reform.


The foundation makes grants in support of children and youth, region and communities, the environment, the arts, neuroscience research, and selected international efforts.

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How Robert Wood Johnson And McKnight Are Rethinking ESG For Foundations
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Kresge Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For some foundations, making ESG investments isn’t enough. At least two organizations have gone a step further and set up separate pools of capital that can only be invested in accordance with...more

Massive new McKnight Foundation program to grant $12.6 million to Minnesota BIPOC arts groups
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation

A Minnesota native, Ross Raihala joined the Pioneer Press as pop music critic in 2004, after stints at The Forum in Fargo, N.D., and The Olympian...more

R2AC awards $15000 in Individual Artist Grants
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The Individual Artist Grant Program is supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation to fund costs associated with the exhibition,...more

Minneapolis nonprofit Juxtaposition Arts names new managing director
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Minneapolis nonprofit Juxtaposition Arts on Tuesday announced the ... on June 1 started as program director for arts with the McKnight...more

Headwaters Foundation Leader Joins McKnight Foundation (Transitions)
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Legacies. Carmen Castellano, co-founder of the Castellano Family Foundation, died on July 18 at age 81. Castellano started her philanthropy with...more

CEO of Juxtaposition Arts departs for McKnight Foundation
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The foundation has around $2.3 billion in assets and grants about $90 million per year. Cummings does not know her departure date from JXTA....more

CEO of Juxtaposition Arts departs for McKnight Foundation
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

CEO of Juxtaposition Arts departs for McKnight Foundation. + ... In her new position, Cummings will lead McKnight's arts program, focused on ... Established in 1953, the McKnight Foundation promotes...more

Individual artist grants awarded in R2AC
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The Individual Artist Grant Program is supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation to fund costs associated with the exhibition,...more

Around the Arts, Dec. 21
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The grant is funded by the McKnight Foundation, and provides financial assistance to artists in any arts discipline or in any stage of their career as...more

UVM sustainable agriculture team awarded $660K in global partnership
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation's CCRP program provides research grants focused on ecological solutions and farmer's engagement, along with...more



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