The McKnight Foundation



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.


Web Address

www.mcknight.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @mcknightfdn

Facebook - www.facebook.com/McKnightFdn

Foundation RSS Feeds

News - www.mcknight.org/newsandviews/newsroom.aspx

Assets

$2,014,523,000 - 2010-12-31
$2,213,867,840 - 2006-12-31


Giving

$135,182,000 - 2010-12-31
$93,361,643 - 2006-12-31


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from McKnight Foundation


McKnight Awards $16.1 Million in Q2 Grants
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

The McKnight Foundation in St. Paul has announced second-quarter grants totaling $16.1 million. The second-quarter total include $1.1...more

In southern Minnesota, citizen scientists take on pollution in much-used Cedar River watershed
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

For the last year a team of 50 people, supported by a McKnight Foundation Grant, have been taking weekly measurements in the Cedar River and...more

Leading foundation appoints Indian-American as director of newly created position
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation which gives out some $90 million in grants annually, has named...more

Upcoming Lakes Area Radio Theatre Shows Announced
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Weatherly has been the recipient of several artist grants including the McKnight Foundation Artist Grant, Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants and Individual Artist Grants from the Lake...more

Nominations open for Unsung Hero Awards
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Program interests include regional economic and community...more

Minnesota's Ananya Dance Theatre Selected for $100000 McKnight Foundation Grant
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Ananya Dance Theatre, founded by Indian American Ananya Chatterjea, has been named the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the McKnight Foundation. The Minneapolis-based...more

Progress MN: McKnight Foundation
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

“In each of these neighborhoods we support a cluster of organizations that are in relationship with one another, so it's more like an ecosystem where everyone can bring their talents and create a...more

McKnight Foundation awards $30000 to local art center
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

According to Bergh, covering the cost of occupancy and other general operating expenses is vital for the center to perform its existing programming, which includes but is not limited to youth arts...more

Family Philanthropy and social media
Foundation: Knight Foundation, McKnight Foundation

Are you interested in using social media for conversation and outreach? Kate Wolford from the McKnight Foundation explains why social media is a great tool for foundations to use to interact with...more

The Regional Funders Backing Early Childhood Learning—With a Twist
Foundation: Helios Education Foundation, Initiative Foundation, Knight Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, McKnight Foundation, William Penn Foundation, West Central Initiative

It also well predates the recent surge of philanthropic interest in this area. The foundations' commitment to early childhood education started back in 2003 with a gift from the McKnight Foundation....more





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