A Website Fit for a Centennial

The history of The Minneapolis Foundation is the story of 100 years of innovative community building.

To celebrate our Centennial, we’re thrilled to launch www.mpls100.org

100 Years of Stories

From E.L. Carpenter, a driving force behind the Minnesota Orchestra, to Frances Andrews, who helped protect the Boundary Waters, the donors and civic leaders behind The Minneapolis Foundation have done much for our community. MORE

Get Ready to Face Forward

To kick off our second century, The Minneapolis Foundation will present the Centennial Futurist Conference on Sept. 18, bringing together some of the world’s most thought-provoking speakers and 1,800 people who care about our community. MORE

Painting the Future of Minneapolis

To celebrate The Minneapolis Foundation’s Centennial, street painter Shawn McCann created a 3D vision of the city, right in the heart of downtown. MORE

Joyce kids at play

Creating OneMinneapolis

Get the latest OneMinneapolis data and see how your neighbors are faring across 25 indicators of a healthy and productive life. MORE

about us

One of the first community foundations in the world, The Minneapolis Foundation brings people together to unite behind common goals and spark positive change in our community.

Our vision is of a greater Minneapolis that is vibrant, inclusive and positioned to thrive locally and compete globally.

We are making this vision come to life by investing in six key focus areas:
Arts & Culture
Economic Vitality
Civic Engagement
Community Health
Environment & Conservation

Visit the Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Foundation for Children website, one of our valued philanthropic partners, to learn more about their impact on children in Minnesota.

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What we do


WE SUPPORT THE DREAMS OF GENEROUS MINNESOTANS We help donors turn their passion into action. We manage charitable assets using investment strategies tailored to our donors’ financial needs, philanthropic priorities and passionate interests. Our expertise in philanthropic planning and in-depth knowledge of community issues and nonprofits helps make our donors’ giving go further. Learn more about our donor services.

We are working to build OneMinneapolis: A thriving community where racial, social, and economic equity is a reality for everyone who lives here. Each year, using funds that have been entrusted to The Foundation over the past century, we distribute $5-7 million in Community Impact grants to spark transformational change in three strategic areas: education, civic engagement, and economic vitality. By creating change at the systems level – versus supporting programs that serve individuals – the impact will be sustainable. Learn more about our strategic approach to Community Impact.

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