Who We Are
TURNING PASSION INTO ACTION… SINCE 1915
One of the first community foundations in the world, The Minneapolis Foundation brings together people, ideas, and resources to improve lives, locally and globally. It’s a 100-year-old tradition — and we have big plans for the future.
The Foundation sparks positive change in the community in three ways:
- We administer more than 1,400 charitable funds that enable individuals, families, and businesses to support causes they are passionate about.
- We invest our unrestricted grantmaking resources in programs and initiatives that are aligned with our vision — a greater Minneapolis that is vibrant, inclusive, and positioned to thrive locally and compete globally.
- We research, convene, advocate, and help shape public policy around issues critical to the current and future vitality of our community. Last year, the Foundation and our donors invested nearly $70 million in programs and services that change lives and strengthen community.
Through Donor Advised Funds and unrestricted grants, we are investing the majority of our resources in these six areas: