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

Minnesota Helps – Drake Hotel Fire Recovery Fund Q&A

The following provides key details about the Minnesota Helps – Drake Hotel Fire Recovery Fund. All donations made to the fund will go directly to support the immediate and long-term needs of the individuals and families impact by the fire. The Minneapolis Foundation is not charging a fee for administration…

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Minnesota Helps Fund Continues to Distribute Resources to Support Survivors of the Drake Hotel Fire

As of noon on New Year’s Eve, The Minneapolis Foundation has distributed $133,000 from the Minnesota Helps – Drake Hotel Fire Recovery Fund to support the immediate and long-term needs of survivors of the fire. “As a community foundation, we are positioned to reach out to the broad community during…

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Minnesota Helps Fund Addresses Immediate and Long-Term Needs of Survivors of Drake Hotel Fire

Since The Minneapolis Foundation activated the Minnesota Helps – Drake Hotel Fire Recovery Fund the evening of Christmas Day, more than 2,500 generous Minnesotans and companies have contributed $390,000 to support the survivors of the Drake Hotel fire. Within the first 24 hours of launching the fund, distribution of dollars…

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Update on Francis Drake Hotel Fire

December 29 Fundraising UpdateAs of 8:45 am Sunday, we have received nearly $315K in donations. We are grateful for the incredible support offered by neighbors, concerned citizens, and corporations who are stepping up in the immediacy of the crisis. Thank you to Daniel and the staff at the…

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The Minneapolis Foundation awards first grants from OneMPLS Fund

The Minneapolis Foundation today announced $500,000 in grants from a new charitable fund that expands on its work to advance racial, social and economic equity. The OneMPLS Fund builds on the Foundation’s grantmaking by making more resources available to address emerging issues in the community. Designed to be nimble, the…

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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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