Welcome to our Giving Community – where 1,700 donors and advisors partner with The Minneapolis Foundation to invest nearly $60 million each year in high-impact organizations that are inspiring, effective, and making a difference locally and globally.
Through 1,200 funds at the Foundation – including the hundreds advised by donors like you – we are investing in six key areas: Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, Economic Vitality, Education, Environment and Conservation, and Community Health.
This fall, we have a full lineup of convenings designed to bring our Giving Community together to learn, build relationships, and take action with others. Hear from our Community Impact team and innovative nonprofit leaders about pressing needs, innovative solutions, and exciting opportunities to create change.
2017-18 Events and Convenings for our Giving Community
OneMpls Live! 15 Organizations to Watch in 2018
Sept. 6, 2017
4 – 6:30 p.m.
Issue Areas: Education, Economic Vitality and Civic Engagement.
Our Community Impact team will share what they are seeing on the ground and highlight organizations they have their eyes on. The team will provide an update on the needs they are seeing as they begin assessing grant applications and ask for your input as they prepare to distribute more than $5 million in grants this December. There will be a chance to learn about opportunities to co-invest with the Foundation and meet Chanda Smith Baker, our new Senior Vice President of Community Impact, who will be at this convening during her first week at the Foundation!
Family Philanthropy Resource Center Fall Event
October 26, 2017
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Issue Areas: Philanthropy & Family
Executive chef and restaurateur Ann Kim (Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza, Young Joni) will open your eyes to ways food can serve as a vehicle for passing along family traditions, culture, and values. Invite your adult children and grandchildren – or parents and grandparents – for a fun, insightful, and delicious evening.
OneMpls Live! A Convening on Arts & Culture
November 9, 2017
8 – 11:30 a.m.
Issue Areas: Arts & Culture
Did you know the Foundation’s Giving Community is one of the largest funders of the arts in Minnesota? We are bringing together an exciting lineup of major and emerging arts organizations to discuss issues of the day, such as arts programming in schools and diversity in the arts. Network with other donors who are passionate about the arts and discover ways to work together to catapult the future of the arts.
OneMpls Live! A Convening on Community Health
January 23, 2018
Issue Areas: Community Health
Health care innovation, the importance of humanizing the patient, and the role community plays in community health will be some of the timely topics discussed at this convening.
Graze 4 Good
Celebrate Minneapolis’ rich culinary community while addressing critical local needs. This unique fundraiser supports Fourth Generation, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation for emerging philanthropists. All proceeds from Graze 4 Good will go directly to Fourth Generation’s grantmaking.
OneMpls Live! A Convening on the Environment & Conservation
An exciting sequel to OneMpls Live! Our Planet, Your Legacy, our successful convening held in May 2017 on climate change and water. More details to follow this winter!