Supporting Our Community

Learn about the actions we’re taking to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

Learn About the OneMPLS Fund

Conversations with Chanda

Our new podcast and event series is leading our community on a tough but revealing path of discovery and civic action.

Learn More

Make Your Giving Go Further

We are here to help you turn your passion into action.


Charitable funds administered


Total assets under management


Annual grants to community


Investment returns, long-term growth portfolio, FY 2019

Our Community Impact

Our vision is of a greater Minneapolis that is vibrant, inclusive and positioned to thrive locally and compete globally. Through donor advised funds and competitive grants, we are investing in six key focus areas to help this vision come to life:

Arts & Culture

We are committed to sustaining our robust and diverse arts community. That commitment is reflected in the ranking of The Minneapolis Foundation as one of the largest funders of the arts in Minnesota.

Economic Vitality

We are working toward building an inclusive workforce, reflective of our changing demographics, as well as a business climate that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship, and self-sufficiency. Creating stable, well-paying jobs is critical to the long-term vitality of our economy.

Environment & Conservation

Preserving our city’s rich river history and reducing our carbon footprint are two cornerstones of our community’s future. That’s why, on a monthly basis, the Foundation invests a quarter of a million dollars to support environmental causes.

Civic Engagement

We are fostering a community where everyone is encouraged and motivated to participate in the democratic process and public decision making.

Community Health

We are committed to building a healthy community where all people have access to critical necessities including excellent medical care, social services, stable housing and livable wages.


We believe that children are our future. That’s why we are investing in systems and programs that put all children on track to compete in a global economy, participate in civic life and pursue their dreams.

Competitive Grantmaking

We are privileged to steward and invest gifts that have been entrusted to us throughout the past century
It’s our responsibility… and we take it very seriously.

We focus these resources on promoting social, economic and racial equity. We believe in realizing our community’s full potential, rather than simply resolving problems. Funding is available through a competitive process and the opportunities are targeted toward achieving a very select set of outcomes that bring us closer toward this vision.

Community Buzz

Learn the latest about upcoming events, community issues, community impact, and giving opportunities right here.

The Minneapolis Foundation Awards $452,330 in OneMPLS Grants to Support Pandemic Response

Grants will support business and essential program continuity for local nonprofits.

Read More

The Minneapolis Foundation Deploys OneMPLS Fund to Support Pandemic Response

The Minneapolis Foundation will deploy its OneMPLS Fund in support of regional efforts to address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read More

Actions We’re Taking to Navigate the Coronavirus Pandemic

The world, our nation, and our local community is in unchartered territory as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic. We find ourselves facing an ever-changing public health crisis that will have immediate and longer-term impact on communities.

Read More

Operating with intention as we navigate the pandemic

As our local community joins the rest of the globe in navigating the coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to update our valued partners about actions that The Minneapolis Foundation is taking to operate with intention. Our hearts, hands, and minds are engaged in safeguarding the wellbeing of our staff and helping…

Read More

Catalyst Initiative at The Minneapolis Foundation awards grants to five community organizations advancing self-care in community

The goal is to build the capacity for self-care and embed culturally meaningful trauma-healing practices in communities.

Read More

Tackling the Affordable Housing Crisis: A Case Study

Complicated problems usually don’t have simple solutions. That’s why The Minneapolis Foundation looks for ways to address pressing issues from more than one angle, drawing from a diverse collective of voices and resources.  The affordable housing crisis is one of those issues. So what are we doing about it?…

Read More

Strategic Partnerships