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Words for Winter

Was that a snippet of poetry on that construction sign? If you saw it on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis this week, it probably was…

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All hands on deck! 6 ways to use your voice—or help others do so.

In the past week, the presidential inauguration, public demonstrations, and other related events have touched millions of people in Minneapolis and nationwide. At The Minneapolis Foundation, we believe that communities are stronger and policies work best for all when we draw on the expertise of Minnesotans with varied points of…

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Celebrate Winter and the Arts with The Minneapolis Foundation

Minnesota is famous for its ice and snow, and Minnesotans are just as well known for their love of pond hockey, ice fishing, and hot chocolate. Here in Minnesota, we don’t endure the cold—we celebrate it…

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Q&A with Robyn Schein

One year after launching the Family Philanthropy Resource Center, Robyn Schein sat down to share a few stories about how she’s seen the Center help donors come together with loved ones, make time for structured family discussions about philanthropy, and take their giving to the next level…

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The Minneapolis Foundation Kicks Off New Year with Nearly $5 Million in Grants

The Minneapolis Foundation has kicked off the New Year by awarding $4,978,000 in competitive grants for 2017…

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I Hope I Never Take This for Granted

In just a few minutes last week, I got the best present anyone could possibly give me this year: Coming around a corner in our Minneapolis Foundation offices, I saw five members of our team surrounding a table piled high with checks they were stuffing into envelopes…

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