Letting it Bee at the Arboretum

Find out how Helen and Gary Bergren used their Donor Advised Fund to invest in the new bee center at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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“The Minneapolis Foundation has an incredible reputation, so there was an immediate trust and confidence that this was the right place for me.”

David Wilson, Managing Director, Accenture and Minneapolis Foundation Donor Advisor

“We work with The Minneapolis Foundation because our fund is joined with many others to strengthen the fabric of our entire community.”

Charlie Rounds and Mark Hiemenz, Community Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Activists, Philanthropists and Minneapolis Foundation Donors

Support What You Love. Become a Donor.

We are here to make it simple for you to support what you love – in Minneapolis and beyond. Whether you are considering opening a Donor Advised Fund to fund your charitable giving today or looking into leaving a legacy for the future, we have the vehicle that’s right for you. The Minneapolis Foundation offers convenient, customized giving solutions that enable you to fund your charitable passions while using tax-wise financial strategies. Our professionals can help you and your loved ones create a giving plan that’s thoughtful, meaningful and effective.

Trust us. We’ve been in the donor services business for more than 100 years.

Outstanding Service

Your Minneapolis Foundation Philanthropic Advisor will serve as your personal liaison to the resources of the Foundation: administration and reporting, fund management, community connections, grantmaking expertise and opportunities, secure online access to your account(s), family services, gift planning and more. Our Philanthropic Advisors office out of the heart of downtown Minneapolis. They are always just a phone call away. And they love when donors drop by to say hello.

We are proud to redefine donor services by offering special added value, including:

Community Expertise

Community Expertise

After 100 years of service, The Minneapolis Foundation really knows the community. Our Philanthropic Advisors will happily research and vet prospective grantees, helping you make informed charitable decisions. They’ll also keep you in the loop about unique funding opportunities based on your individual interests.

Co-Investment Opportunities

Co-Investment Opportunities

We invite donors who are interested to co-invest with us. Learn from our well-informed Community Impact team about exciting, high-impact projects being supported through the Foundation’s competitive grants. No obligations, just opportunities.

Educational Events

Educational Events

We organize briefings and social gatherings where like-minded donors come together to learn about some of the community’s most pressing issues. Hear from leading experts and representatives from the organizations that are making change on the ground.

Philanthropic Network

Philanthropic Network

Consider us your matchmaker in philanthropy. We build connections between generous citizens, nonprofit leaders, and community change-makers to provide creative, collaborative philanthropic opportunities for donor advisors. As stewards of more than 600 donor advised funds, we love to create relationships between donors with similar interests.

Ready to Make a Difference?

Make a gift online to a charitable fund at The Minneapolis Foundation.