The Minneapolis Foundation is here to help you make a difference in the community and the causes you care about. We partner with thousands of individuals, families, and businesses who each make a lasting difference in their own unique way.
We offer services that make giving more convenient, tax-smart, and rewarding. We also provide information, advice, and meaningful connections to help you make a bigger impact on the issues you care about most.
Founded by local business leaders in 1915, we currently manage more than 1,000 charitable funds and more than $600 million in assets. A board of trustees comprised of civic leaders provides direction and oversight.
Each year we award more than $35 million in grants in accordance with our donors’ wishes and to strengthen our community. Through funds they establish, our donors grant an average of $30+ million to more than 1,000 local, national and international organizations each year.
Individuals and families also make gifts to the Foundation that we pool and invest. The income generated is then distributed to community initiatives through a competitive grantmaking process. Each year, we award an average of $6 million in grants to innovative nonprofits working to ensure our community is a fair, vibrant and sustainable place in which every person has an opportunity to thrive and contribute. We believe that when each of us does better, we