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There is a place for everyone. The inclusion of one group is never to the exclusion of the other. We are better and stronger together.
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Tonya Allen

Tonya Allen, president of the McKnight Foundation, spoke with Chanda about building and sharing power, and how that relates to one’s ability to rewrite the rules. Tonya also addressed the idea of blending the lines between philanthropy and community.

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Our work is grounded in our commitment to listen and learn from our partners to better understand key issues. Discover our generous community.

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Responsive Philanthropy

Philanthropy in Focus

As we continue into the season of giving, we wanted to look back at guests whose work is centered around transforming systems and thinking critically about the power of philanthropy. Hear insights from our episodes featuring Jen Ford Reedy, Toya Randall, Isaiah Oliver, Vu Le, and Shannon Smith Jones.

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Criminal Justice Reform

The Violence Project

Using data from the writers’ groundbreaking research on mass shooters, including first-person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, The Violence Project charts new pathways to prevention and innovative ways to stop the social contagion of violence.

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Responsive Philanthropy

The Ames Fund: A lasting legacy in Northfield

The Ames Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation was created to invest in the health, well-being, and vibrancy of the community of Northfield, Minnesota. The Minneapolis Foundation served as the philanthropic advisor by researching and articulating the issues and needs of the community.

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Racial and Economic Justice

Five Ways to Learn about Native American Culture in Minnesota

November is Native American Heritage Month! Now and every day, we strive to honor the important contributions that indigenous people make in our communities.

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Responsive Philanthropy

Tonya Allen

Tonya Allen, president of the McKnight Foundation, spoke with Chanda about building and sharing power, and how that relates to one’s ability to rewrite the rules. Tonya also addressed the idea of blending the lines between philanthropy and community.

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Health & Well-Being

Healing Communities with Suzanne Koepplinger

Suzanne Koepplinger, Director of our Catalyst Initiative, appeared on the Synergos Cultivate the Soul: Stories of Purpose-Driven Philanthropy podcast. Listen to how Suzanne came to realize her purpose to help others by supporting their healing and growth.

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Education

Minneapolis Public Schools, University of Minnesota partner for education research

Leaders from the Minneapolis Public Schools and the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development are teaming up to research and evaluate solutions for school challenges.

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Education

U of M and Minneapolis Public Schools establish partnership

The University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development and Minneapolis Public Schools announced a 3-year partnership, with the support of the Minneapolis Foundation, that aims to turn research into reality to improve outcomes for students.

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Education

Box Tops and the Minneapolis Foundation

See how Box Tops is partnering with the Minneapolis Foundation to help schools address racial inequities in the classroom and strengthen systems of support for students of color.

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Climate

Summer Farm Tours

As Part of our Climate Re:Action Series, the Minneapolis Foundation offered Summer Farm Tours as a chance to get an up-close look at local farms that are using innovative strategies to restore our water and soil, revitalize rural communities, and deepen cultural roots.

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Climate

A YEAR OF LEARNING AND ACTION

Over the past year, our generous community has come together to learn more about the climate crisis through a series of events and learning opportunities at the Minneapolis Foundation.

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Curious about Climate?

Our world is big and none of us can protect it alone, especially given the climate crisis we face. Learn more about how we are bringing diverse communities together to take action for climate justice.

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Criminal Justice Reform

The Violence Project

Using data from the writers’ groundbreaking research on mass shooters, including first-person accounts from the perpetrators themselves, The Violence Project charts new pathways to prevention and innovative ways to stop the social contagion of violence.

See Resource

Criminal Justice Reform

Kevin Reese

Executive Director of Until We Are All Free, Kevin Reese, talks about his dedication to restorative justice, reimagining the prison system, and the importance of healing from unchecked and generational trauma.

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Curious about Criminal Justice Reform?

We are committed to dismantling the pervasive racial inequities of our society’s criminal legal system. Explore the ways we are pursuing justice, equity, and healing.

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Education

Minneapolis Public Schools, University of Minnesota partner for education research

Leaders from the Minneapolis Public Schools and the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development are teaming up to research and evaluate solutions for school challenges.

Visit

Education

U of M and Minneapolis Public Schools establish partnership

The University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development and Minneapolis Public Schools announced a 3-year partnership, with the support of the Minneapolis Foundation, that aims to turn research into reality to improve outcomes for students.

Visit

Dive deeper

Curious about Education?

We need to build an education system that works for each and every child. Through research, learning collectives, grantmaking, co-investment, and more, we are pursuing equity in education.

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Health & Well-Being

Healing Communities with Suzanne Koepplinger

Suzanne Koepplinger, Director of our Catalyst Initiative, appeared on the Synergos Cultivate the Soul: Stories of Purpose-Driven Philanthropy podcast. Listen to how Suzanne came to realize her purpose to help others by supporting their healing and growth.

Visit

Health & Well-Being

Value Your Breath

This video series by one of the Catalyst Initiative's grantees, the Irreducible Grace Foundation, is designed for middle and high school students and teaches mindfulness, breathing, and wellness tools.

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Curious about Health & Well-Being?

Explore our resources to better understand the importance of self-care, trauma healing, and well-being.

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Racial and Economic Justice

Five Ways to Learn about Native American Culture in Minnesota

November is Native American Heritage Month! Now and every day, we strive to honor the important contributions that indigenous people make in our communities.

Read Story

Racial and Economic Justice

Hubert Joly and Piyumi Saramatunga

Hubert Joly, former CEO of Best Buy, and Piyumi Saramatunga, a partner at the law firm Constangy, believe that diversity is a business imperative. These two business leaders to talk about the importance of diverse and inclusive teams, the dangers of tokenism, and the power of leading with purpose.

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Curious about Racial and Economic Justice?

We are committed to seeing and dismantling barriers that hold inequities in place. Discover ways we can work together to pursue racial and economic justice.

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Responsive Philanthropy

Philanthropy in Focus

As we continue into the season of giving, we wanted to look back at guests whose work is centered around transforming systems and thinking critically about the power of philanthropy. Hear insights from our episodes featuring Jen Ford Reedy, Toya Randall, Isaiah Oliver, Vu Le, and Shannon Smith Jones.

Listen

Responsive Philanthropy

The Ames Fund: A lasting legacy in Northfield

The Ames Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation was created to invest in the health, well-being, and vibrancy of the community of Northfield, Minnesota. The Minneapolis Foundation served as the philanthropic advisor by researching and articulating the issues and needs of the community.

Read Story

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Curious about Responsive Philanthropy?

Philanthropy must invest in solutions that are driven by community voices and the increasingly interconnected nature of our community. Explore how we’re working to be responsive rather than prescriptive in our work.

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