Youth Cultural Healing Summit

Thursday, October 17, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis

Join us as we lift up youth cultural healing leadership in Minnesota and dive in to explore integrative and culturally-specific healing strategies. The Youth Cultural Healing Summit is an all-day event centering community voices, emergent research and policy approaches to supporting individual and collective resilience for youth and those who serve them, hosted in the model of Intentional Social Interaction. This event is open to the community (all ages welcome). There is no charge to participate.

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RSVP by emailing elexis@marnitastable.org or calling (612) 928-7744.

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Bail Reform Summit

Friday, October 18, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts

It’s time to make significant, structural changes to our criminal justice system. Join us for a close look at The Minneapolis Foundation’s newly commissioned pre-trial justice report, created in partnership with the University of Minnesota, and learn about the local actions that can be taken to move the system forward. Our keynote speaker is James Forman, Jr. author of “Locking Up Our Own” and professor at Yale Law School.

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Bail Reform


Conversations with Chanda

In order to really unpack a complex issue, you need to get up close and personal. Conversations with Chanda live events bring together people of all ages, races, and cultural backgrounds to have the tough conversations necessary to find shared ground and make lasting change. From white fragility to the criminal justice system, these events go deep into relevant topics we should all be paying attention to – and help us discover a path forward.

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Chanda Smith Baker

OneMPLS Dinner

Thursday, September 26, 2019
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Quincy Hall, Minneapolis

When we come together as a generous community, incredible things happen. Join us to celebrate our collective impact as donors, community leaders, and changemakers. Enjoy vignettes from a WOW-worthy collection of local arts groups and one brief speech from R.T. Rybak: a glimpse into The Minneapolis Foundation’s plans for the future.

Thank you to UBS and Bank of America for sponsoring this event.

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Fourth Generation Kick-off Event

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6 – 8 p.m.
Utepils Brewing, Minneapolis

Our 10th grantmaking cycle kicks off on September 18! Bring your opinions, your values, and your voice to help us choose a topic for this year’s grantmaking. All guests in attendance will have the opportunity to vote on the topic they find the most compelling and this will set the focus for the year.

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Mississippi Meeting:
Acting Together to Protect Our Planet

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Nicollet Island Pavilion, Minneapolis

Together with community leaders, donors, and subject matter experts, we’ll discuss food, water, farming, and how our choices impact the environment in Minnesota and around the world. Our goal is to spark action on this critical and time-sensitive topic.

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Mississippi River

Give 4 Good

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6 – 8 p.m.
La Doña Cervecería, Minneapolis

Fourth Generation is our member-based program that gives young professionals a hands-on experience in philanthropy. Join us for the final celebration of Fourth Generation’s giving year. We’ll be honoring our 2019 grantees for their work reducing place-based disparities.

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Eighth-Annual Graze 4 Good

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Lumber Exchange Event Center

Graze 4 Good celebrates the Twin Cities’ rich culinary community while addressing critical local needs. This unique fundraiser supports Fourth Generation, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation for emerging philanthropists. All proceeds from Graze 4 Good go directly to grantmaking around this year’s issue: Place-based disparities.

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2019 Donor Welcome Dinner

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Minneapolis Events Center

Each year, we host a special annual celebration to welcome individuals and families who have recently joined the Foundation’s donor community. It’s a great way for donors to learn more about the impact they help create in our community.

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R.T. Rybak speaking

Global City // Changing World

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
McNamara  Alumni Hall, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis is a global city. We’re home to global companies, global nonprofits, a global population and a community of generous people who give their time, talent and resources to efforts that help make life better for people around the world.

But what does that mean today, when globalism is increasingly challenged? How is our community working to address global issues? Are there ways we can work together to build a better future, both at home and abroad?

Global City // Changing World was an unprecedented event where more than 200 civic, business, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders came together to tackle these important questions and discover new opportunities to make a global impact.

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Global City, Changing World

Healing from Trauma:
Tips & Techniques for Resilience

Thursday, August 9, 2018
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church

The Catalyst Initiative at The Minneapolis Foundation and Marnita’s Table presented a unique opportunity to explore holistic, integrative practices to address trauma and develop resilience, both individually and in collaboration with others. Breakout sessions covered a range of topics, including: meditation and mindfulness practices, culturally inclusive strategies and approaches for addressing inter-generational, primary and secondary trauma, and institutional challenges to healing and wellness.

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Bantu Drum Circle

Seventh-Annual Graze 4 Good

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fourth Generation, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation, raised $22,500 to support local organizations focused on affordable housing at its annual Graze 4 Good fundraiser.

Graze 4 Good featured gourmet tastings made by eight of the region’s most in-demand chefs, as well as a silent auction, a photo booth, and delicious Surly brews. Held at Aria, Graze 4 Good drew more than 325 local leaders, emerging philanthropists, and other community members.

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Building a Healthy Community

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Lumber Exchange Event Space

The Minneapolis Foundation was proud to host this opportunity to learn about the power and potential for culturally grounded efforts to advance community health and well-being.

Our keynote speaker Penny George, a national leader in the effort to transform health care through the principles and practices of integrative medicine, shared insights from her work, and that of the George Family Foundation, on this important issue.

2018 Donor Welcome Dinner

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Minneapolis Events Center

The Minneapolis Foundation held this special annual celebration to welcome individuals and families who have recently joined the Foundation’s donor community.

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Connect to Create OneMinneapolis

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Minneapolis Event Center

More than 200 partners joined us for this networking event to learn about our competitive grantmaking and connect with others who work to make Minneapolis better for everyone.

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