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OneMPLS Fund

Responding to emerging needs
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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.

The OneMPLS Fund supports organizations that embrace:


The ability to identify and implement groundbreaking, catalytic, or upstream solutions

Systems Change

Strategies that increase access to opportunity by targeting inequitable policies and practices

Multi-generational​ Approaches

Work that strengthens our community across generations


Integrated approaches that recognize the connections between community issues

Community Voices

The perspectives and leadership of people who are most impacted by community challenges

The Latest


OneMPLS Fund in 2022-2023

This collective impact fund pools money from people and businesses throughout our community to respond nimbly to pressing needs. See our 2022-2023 highlights.

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A challenge to fuel support for housing

The Edward R. Bazinet Charitable Foundation has a long track record of investing in our community. This year, the foundation is matching contributions to the OneMPLS Fund to address a basic need: Affordable housing.

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OneMPLS Fund Awards Fair and Affordable Housing Grants

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • May I target my donation to a specific organization?

    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.

  • Should I give to the OneMPLS Fund instead of making other donations?

    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.

  • Can my family foundation help address emerging issues through the OneMPLS Fund?

    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 for details on how to direct a grant to the OneMPLS Fund.

  • May individuals apply for assistance from the OneMPLS Fund?

    No, the OneMPLS Fund is designed to make grants to 501(c)(3) organizations and groups with a fiscal sponsor.

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We’d love to tell you more about the OneMPLS Fund and how you or your organization can join us in supporting our community’s emerging needs.

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