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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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Minnesota's first Black-led community foundation gives first-time grants of more than $1 million
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

"Minnesota actually needs a foundation dedicated to what we're calling the genius of Black-led change-a foundation that can outlast the moment of the uprising, a foundation that can be rooted in our...more

$18 million in grants will be given to businesses affected by riots | Star Tribune
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

The Minneapolis Foundation launched the new grant opportunity on Thursday in partnership with LISC Twin Cities and Propel Nonprofits, according...more

Twin Cities businesses damaged by unrest await state aid | Star Tribune
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

... have yet to get any state grants or loans, but that could change early next year. ... say business owners, foundations and community...more

Can philanthropy take on anti-Black racism in Minnesota? - Sahan Journal
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

After George Floyd's murder, a new philanthropic collective formed to raise $25 million to combat anti-Blackness in...more

Philanthropic foundations support groups advocating on both sides of Minneapolis' policing debate
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation

But Susie Brown, who leads the state Council on Foundations, said philanthropy often funds a broad range of nonprofits that could at any time take a...more

Minneapolis Public Safety Transformation Grants
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

The Minneapolis Public Safety Transformation Fund is a component fund of the Minneapolis Foundation. While the Fund is housed at the...more

United Way addressed emergency, long-term needs during pandemic and racial reckoning
Foundation: Changemakers, Minneapolis Foundation, Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

United Way provided four rounds of grants to support nonprofits at the frontlines of serving the community, based on the most critical needs...more

RT Rybak, Minneapolis Foundation lead $20M fundraising effort for Lake Street, West Broadway ...
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

The funds, which will more than double the philanthropic outreach to date, will be distributed with the help of local business associations such as...more

McKnight awards $1 million in surprise grants to 10 Minnesota organizations to honor George Floyd
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Bush Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked unprecedented philanthropy, especially toward groups serving communities of color...more

1 year later: George Floyd's family holds march, rally in his memory
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

Executive director Jacari Harris said the group has received donations from the Minneapolis Foundation, Black Lives Matter Global Network...more

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New Age of Philanthropy: #GivingTuesday

A part of a series produced by The Huffington Post in celebration of #GivingTuesday, which will take place this year on December 3, Kathy Calvin and Henry Timms vouch that we are living in a new era of philanthropy.

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