Media Center

The Minneapolis Foundation welcomes requests from the media related to philanthropy, community issues, Foundation programs, and the Foundation itself. Please note that we do not release any information pertaining to our donors beyond what is published in our annual report and Form 990s.

For all media requests, please contact:

Sarah Lemagie
Public Relations & Communications Officer
(612) 672-3877

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We are pleased to offer experienced professional content experts on the following topics:

  • Economic vitality
  • Multi-generational philanthropy
  • K-12 education in Minneapolis
  • Civic engagement
  • Proactive vs. reactive charitable giving
  • Estate planning

Send a note to Sarah Lemagie with a brief description of your needs and a member of our team will get in touch with you soon!


Press Releases

In the News

Washington Monthly, December 2018: Investing in impact

Star Tribune, October 7, 2018: Minnesota philanthropy turns to data to identify and solve problems

Star Tribune, June 11, 2018: The first word in “community foundations” still solidly applies

Almanac, Twin Cities Public Television, April 27, 2018: The changing world of giving

Star Tribune, April 3, 2018: Minneapolis Foundation charts record, $100M year as interest in hands-on giving grows

MinnPost, April 3, 2018: Culturally meaningful mind-body-spirit approaches address childhood, historic trauma

Chicago Tribune, October 23, 2017: Make a better world: guide your children, nieces and nephews to giving

Star Tribune, June 22, 2017: Minneapolis parks get new Little Free Libraries

Star Tribune, March 24, 2017: Minneapolis Foundation vows $50,000 for Jewish security measures

Star Tribune, January 4, 2017: The Minneapolis Foundation funds equity initiatives

FOX 9, November 13, 2016: Sambusa Sunday: A thank you from the Twin Cities Somali community

Star Tribune, November 9, 2016: Giving back: Choose your own adventure

Star Tribune, September 28, 2016: A new way to give for a new generation of donors

KFAI, September 21, 2016: Interview with Minneapolis Foundation President & CEO R.T. Rybak on First Person Radio

Star Tribune, August 17, 2016: Minneapolis Foundation launches online community hub

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, July 2016: The Believer: New Minneapolis Foundation president and CEO R.T. Rybak on how to make the great Minneapolis he envisions a reality for all

Star Tribune, May 18, 2016: R.T. Rybak says he’s here to stay, in a city he loves like a middle-schooler’s crush

MPR News, May 2, 2016: R.T. Rybak named CEO and President of The Minneapolis Foundation