Media Center

The Minneapolis Foundation welcomes requests from the media related to philanthropy, community issues, Foundation programs, and the Foundation itself. Please note that we do not release any information pertaining to our donors beyond what is published in our annual report and Form 990s.

For all media requests, please contact:

Sarah Lemagie
Public Relations & Communications Officer
(612) 672-3877

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We are pleased to offer experienced professional content experts on the following topics:

  • Economic vitality
  • Multi-generational philanthropy
  • K-12 education in Minneapolis
  • Civic engagement
  • Proactive vs. reactive charitable giving
  • Estate planning

Send a note to Sarah Lemagie with a brief description of your needs and a member of our team will get in touch with you soon!


Press Releases

In the News

Star Tribune, March 24, 2017: Minneapolis Foundation vows $50,000 for Jewish security measures

Star Tribune, January 4, 2017: The Minneapolis Foundation funds equity initiatives

FOX 9, November 13, 2016: Sambusa Sunday: A thank you from the Twin Cities Somali community

Star Tribune, November 9, 2016: Giving back: Choose your own adventure

Star Tribune, September 28, 2016: A new way to give for a new generation of donors

KFAI, September 21, 2016: Interview with Minneapolis Foundation President & CEO R.T. Rybak on First Person Radio

Star Tribune, August 17, 2016: Minneapolis Foundation launches online community hub

Star Tribune, August 7, 2016: Police, race and crime: We’re not at a point of no return on trust, but we’re close

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, July 2016: The Believer: New Minneapolis Foundation president and CEO R.T. Rybak on how to make the great Minneapolis he envisions a reality for all

Star Tribune, May 18, 2016: R.T. Rybak says he’s here to stay, in a city he loves like a middle-schooler’s crush

MPR News, May 2, 2016: R.T. Rybak named CEO and President of The Minneapolis Foundation

MinnPost, April 27, 2016: It’s time to go “all in” for OneMinneapolis

Star Tribune, April 7, 2016: Minnesota Comeback gives $2.7 million to Minneapolis public, charter schools

Minnesota Public Radio, March 24, 2016: How philanthropy is changing in Minnesota

Washington Monthly, March 23, 2016: Successes of philanthropy: promoting all-day kindergarten

Star Tribune, January 16, 2016: Amid anti-Islamic backlash, Minnesota’s caring tradition must shine