2017-18 Calendar of Donor Events

Bringing together our Giving Community to learn, collaborate, and take action

Welcome to our Giving Community – where 1,700 donors and advisors partner with The Minneapolis Foundation to invest nearly $60 million each year in high-impact organizations that are inspiring, effective, and making a difference locally and globally.

Through 1,200 funds at the Foundation – including the hundreds advised by donors like you – we are investing in six key areas: Arts and Culture, Civic Engagement, Economic Vitality, Education, Environment and Conservation, and Community Health.

This fall, we have a full lineup of convenings designed to bring our Giving Community together to learn, build relationships, and take action with others. Hear from our Community Impact team and innovative nonprofit leaders about pressing needs, innovative solutions, and exciting opportunities to create change.

2017-18 Events and Convenings for our Giving Community


Family Philanthropy Resource Center Fall Event

October 26, 2017
6 – 8:30 p.m.
The Lynhall

Issue Areas: Philanthropy & Family

Acclaimed local restaurateurs Ann Kim (Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza, Young Joni) and Sameh Wadi (World Street Kitchen, Milkjam Creamery) will open your eyes to ways food can serve as a vehicle for passing along family traditions, culture, and values. Invite your adult children and grandchildren – or parents and grandparents – for a fun, insightful, and delicious evening.

OneMpls Live! A Convening on Arts & Culture

November 9, 2017
8 – 11:30 a.m.

Issue Areas: Arts & Culture

Did you know the Foundation’s Giving Community is one of the largest funders of the arts in Minnesota? We are bringing together an exciting lineup of major and emerging arts organizations to discuss issues of the day, such as arts programming in schools and diversity in the arts. Network with other donors who are passionate about the arts and discover ways to work together to catapult the future of the arts.

OneMpls Live! A Convening on Community Health

Early 2018

Issue Areas: Community Health

Health care innovation, the importance of humanizing the patient, and the role community plays in community health will be some of the timely topics discussed at this convening.

Graze 4 Good

March 2018

Celebrate Minneapolis’ 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 will go directly to Fourth Generation’s grantmaking.

OneMpls Live! A Convening on the Environment & Conservation

May 2018

An exciting sequel to OneMpls Live! Our Planet, Your Legacy, our successful convening held in May 2017 on climate change and water. More details to follow this winter!