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:

 

Joseph Gibbons
Merrill Lynch
Sima Griffith
Aethlon Capital
Courtney Grimsrud
Abbot Downing
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
Geetu Sharma
AlphasFuture LLC
Matt Shea
Gray Plant Mooty

Recent Philanthropy News

The Minneapolis Foundation Awards Fourth Round of OneMPLS Pandemic Response Grants

These grants support regional efforts to address the economic impact of COVID-19, providing flexible resources to local organizations that serve communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

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Fourth Generation Caps Off 10th Grantmaking Cycle with $76,000 in Climate Justice Grants

In a variety of ways, this year’s grantees are all working to create climate solutions that ensure the right of all people to live, work and play in safe, healthy and clean environments.

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The Minneapolis Foundation Names Five New Trustees

“These new Trustees bring a wide range of perspectives, deep experience in their fields and a shared commitment to strengthening this community, and I look forward to their contributions on our board,” said R.T. Rybak, President and CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation.

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In a Time of Great Need, They’re Building on a Legacy of Giving

To support the community during the pandemic, one local family paired their annual gifts to the nonprofits they’ve always supported with a special grant to the OneMPLS Fund.

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In the pandemic, they’re giving more—and getting it out the door faster

When COVID-19 landed in the United States, it didn’t take long for the Spencer family to realize they wanted to ramp up their philanthropy to support the community.

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The Minneapolis Foundation Awards Third Round of OneMPLS Pandemic Response Grants

The Minneapolis Foundation concluded the initial phase of grantmaking from its OneMPLS Fund in response to the COVID-19 crisis, distributing an additional $570,000 to 44 nonprofit organizations.

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