Let Us Be Your Wingman

When you partner with us to better serve your clients’ charitable needs, we promise to make you look good. But more importantly, we promise to make your clients’ giving go further. It’s what we do. And we’ve done it well for 100 years.

Today, The Minneapolis Foundation manages nearly $700 million in charitable assets. We represent the diverse interests and aspirations of donors from across the community. And we offer customized giving solutions that enable donors to fund their charitable passions using tax-wise financial strategies. We want to partner with you and extend our first-class charitable services to your clients.

 

WHY THE MINNEAPOLIS FOUNDATION?

Trusted Local Partner

Trusted Local Partner

With offices located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, our
Philanthropic Advisors are available and accessible to answer your questions and provide expert guidance to your clients.

Expertise in Philanthropy

Expertise in Philanthropy

We have 100 years of experience in charitable giving. Our staff is up to speed on current regulations and can help your clients create giving strategies that are meaningful, tax-wise and effective.

Flexibility & Options

Flexibility & Options

One size does not fit all. That’s why we offer a variety of investment options for Donor Advised Funds, are known for our custom giving solutions, and accept both liquid and illiquid assets from donors.

Expertise in Community

Expertise in Community

From opening the door to co-investment opportunities to vetting the health of prospective grantees, we are pleased to leverage our inside knowledge of the community to benefit you and your clients.

Family Philanthropy

Family Philanthropy

Our advisors can help your clients more deeply address their charitable giving through family meetings, strategic grantmaking, long-term philanthropic planning and educational workshops.

Giving Solutions for Your Clients

We pride ourselves on offering highly personalized services. That includes helping your clients find giving solutions that will meet their financial and charitable goals. Our customizable menu consists of a variety of ways to give now and later.

 

Menu of Fund Options

 

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What to Expect

No Administrative Headaches

The Minneapolis Foundation professionally manages the investments, accounting, and paperwork. This way, your clients can put their time and energy into what really matters: Making a meaningful impact on the community, organizations, and causes they value.

Easy Online Fund Management

Donors can use our secure online system to view their fund balance, grant history and make grant recommendations to qualified charitable organizations. Of course, if they prefer to talk someone, we always enjoy phone chats and in-person meetings.

Partners with a Purpose

As a community-based nonprofit, we ensure our donors’ tax-deductible, competitively priced administrative fees are put to work in the greater Minneapolis area. Learn more about how the Foundation is helping shape the future of our community.

Professional Advisor Committee

We are proud to partner with local attorneys, financial planners, and accountants to help us better serve charitable individuals, businesses, and families in our community. Meet our dedicated Professional Advisor Committee:

 

Nancy Bergstrom
BeFinancial Wealth Management, LLC
Laura Carlson
Faegre Baker Daniels
Joseph Gibbons
Merrill Lynch
Sima Griffith
Aethlon Capital
Sean Hauenstein
Copeland, Buhl & Company
Michael Holsten
Deloitte
Lori Hume
Wipfli, LLP
Jessica Johnson
Punch & Associates
Andrew King
Riverbridge Partners
Becky Krieger
Accredited Investors
Michael Metzger
TruCairn Advisors
Alison Midden
Briggs and Morgan
Anne Paape
Meristem
Matt Shea
Gray Plant Mooty

Recent Philanthropy News

First grants awarded from Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund

A new charitable fund that supports local action on climate change has awarded its first grants. The Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund, a partnership between the City of Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Foundation and the McKnight Foundation, today announced funding to three local organizations that are doing innovative work…

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Fourth Generation Awards $60,000 in Grants

Fourth Generation, a program of The Minneapolis Foundation that brings together emerging philanthropists, awarded $60,000 in grants to six local organizations working to address place-based disparities. Each organization will receive $10,000. Members of Fourth Generation work together to learn the skills of strategic giving and pool their resources to make…

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The Minneapolis Foundation Names New Chair, Three Trustees

The Minneapolis Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees. Khadija Ali, DeAndre Cunningham and Michael Rodriguez joined the board at a meeting this month. “These new Trustees bring diverse perspectives, deep experience in their fields and a shared commitment to strengthening…

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5 Questions for Marc Freedman

The U.S. population is rapidly aging: 2019 marks the first year in history when there are more people over 60 than under 18. With so many of us living so much longer, what is the meaning of our increasing years? How can a society with more older people than younger…

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New Charitable Fund to Support Local Action on Climate Change

A new charitable fund that is accepting grant applications starting today will support local action on climate change in diverse communities throughout the City of Minneapolis. Unveiled today in Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s State of the City Address, the Minneapolis Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund is a partnership between…

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Pho the Good of All

What does a philanthropist look like? If you’re like many people, the word “philanthropist” might call up an image of businessmen in suits drinking coffee around a conference table. It probably doesn’t make you think of young children and their families slurping steaming bowls of pho in a church…

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