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 promise — and perceived peril — of bringing green amenities to low-income communities
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

The Minneapolis Foundation has awarded its first round of grants to involve low-income, diverse communities in climate change initiatives. More...more

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

Minneapolis Foundation environmental grants will help lower-income ... Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light will use a $17,500 grant for a youth-...more

Fourth Generation Awards $60000 in Grants
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

Fourth Generation, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation that brings together emerging philanthropists, awarded $60000 in grants to six...more

A wild (but hopefully not rainy) weekend; 'Blood Knot' to open at Pillsbury House
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, Brown Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation, Saint Paul Foundation

Although the Whirl's organizer, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), didn't get big chunks of grant money it was counting on last ... So Resonance is not just about new music, but new...more

Damond settlement has unsettling side
Foundation: Minneapolis Foundation

It feels like the city insurance fund just got drained and we'd better hope this ... Every year, the Philando Castile Relief Foundation awards a...more

Northfield Shares awards nearly $1.3 million to charities in 2018
Foundation: Northfield Area Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation

Northfield Shares, a community foundation centered on philanthropy, ... “We feel privileged to help our donors achieve their philanthropic goals...more

Minnesota philanthropy turns to data to identify and solve problems
Foundation: Johnson Foundation , Minneapolis Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Jens Werner has long suspected people in her St. Paul neighborhood didn't live as long as people elsewhere in Minnesota. Now, she has new...more

Community foundation CEO out after top fundraiser's sex harassment scandal
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation's founding president, Emmett D. .... Only a third of the foundation's grants have gone to Bay Area...more

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Hennepin County, MN

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