Courage. Generosity. Persistence.

All things we’ve seen in abundance, as people and organizations across the state of Minnesota have stepped up to current challenges. Hear from donors and nonprofit leaders facing This Present Moment head-on, in this interview series with Dr. Jolly.
Otis Zanders
Ujamaa Place
Barbara Yates
Think Small
Foundation donor
Geoff Wilson
College Possible Minnesota
Bo Thao-Urabe
Coalition for Asian American Leaders
Foundation donor
The Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund will provide immediate support to help rebuild micro- and minority-owned small businesses destroyed in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder. The Fund is part of a new multi-year collaboration between our Foundation, the Greater Twin Cities United Way and The Minneapolis Foundation to transform the criminal justice system.

Our upcoming grant round for Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation, as well as our partner foundations Mardag Foundation and F. R. Bigelow Foundation, will open on June 30 with a deadline of August 4. We will share more information by June 30 via email and online.

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their commitment to racial equity and anti-racism efforts in Minnesota? Nominate that person for a Facing Race Award. The nomination period will be open until July 2.

The Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for coronavirus (MDRF), a partnership with the Minnesota Council on Foundations, has awarded over $7 million to communities across the state. The many organizations supported by recent grants from our donors and the MDRF are quickly distributing those dollars.

The Management Improvement Fund provides grants to nonprofits with annual budgets under $2 million that operate in or serve Ramsey, Dakota or Washington counties. Grant dollars are used to pay for consultation fees or training expenses to improve organizational capacity.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic inspired David and Janet, fundholders since 2013, to support organizations that provide essential services to the community. They started their fund with a unique donation — a long held coin collection — that was a gift from David’s father.

Hear from gift planner Beth McCray on how nonprofits can help donors use their beneficiary designations to support the causes they care about.