The OneMPLS Fund pools money from people like you to respond nimbly to our community’s most urgent needs. Every year, we target 1-3 pressing issues in greater Minneapolis and use this fund to address them. A gift to the OneMPLS Fund is a simple yet powerful way to help dozens of organizations that are making an impact locally.
How Your Support Helps
The OneMPLS Fund draws upon our extensive network of community partners and the expertise of our grantmaking staff. Since launching in 2019, it has made more than $6 million in grants to more than 160 nonprofits. With help from Minnesotans like you, we have made a big impact on:
In 2023, we are focusing on fair housing, distributing grants to not only preserve and create affordable housing, but help address the root causes of housing disparities.
In 2021, we strengthened local nonprofits that have been stretched by the pandemic, helping them enhance their capacity as they meet evolving community needs.
Rebuilding (COVID-19 Phase II)
In the summer of 2020, we lent a hand to BIPOC-owned businesses grappling with the dual crises of COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd.
Pandemic Relief (COVID-19 Phase I)
We quickly distributed nearly $2 million to 150 organizations that serve communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
The OneMPLS Fund supports organizations that embrace:
The ability to identify and implement groundbreaking, catalytic, or upstream solutions
Strategies that increase access to opportunity by targeting inequitable policies and practices
Work that strengthens our community across generations
Integrated approaches that recognize the connections between community issues
The perspectives and leadership of people who are most impacted by community challenges
The Minneapolis Foundation is giving $725,000 in fair and affordable housing grants from a fund focused on pooling resources to address pressing local needs.Read Story
Frequently Asked Questions
To ensure that we can coordinate and share resources from the OneMPLS Fund as nimbly as possible, donors may not restrict their grants to an individual grantee. If you have a specific organization you would like to support, we encourage you to give directly to that organization and suggest providing a general operating grant. If you have a Donor Advised Fund at the Minneapolis Foundation or are interested in establishing one, our Philanthropic Advisors can help you navigate the needs across our community.
No. The OneMPLS Fund is not intended to be the only vehicle to give funds to nonprofits working to address our community’s most urgent issues. We encourage you to give directly to organizations you may have supported in the past or nonprofits you know are addressing needs in your community.
Yes! We welcome other philanthropic entities to join us in this collective giving fund and will keep you updated about how the funds are used. Please contact the Philanthropic Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to direct a grant to the OneMPLS Fund.
No, the OneMPLS Fund is designed to make grants to 501(c)(3) organizations and groups with a fiscal sponsor.