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OneMPLS Fund

Responding to emerging needs

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.

In 2020, we quickly distributed funds to organizations that were hit hard by the pandemic and the unrest following the killing of George Floyd. Learn more about these grantees and how their work has been affected.

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

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OneMPLS Grants Strengthen Local Nonprofits

These grants will enhance the capacity of small and medium-sized nonprofits that provide critical services to diverse communities in Minneapolis and inner-ring suburbs.

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Responding to Emerging Needs through the OneMPLS Fund

Through the OneMPLS Fund, we have witnessed firsthand the power of a collective impact fund that can respond nimbly to community needs.

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Community Resilience Supported by the OneMPLS Fund

Since its inception in 2018, the OneMPLS Fund has enabled people and businesses to respond quickly and flexibly to community 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.

  • Can current grantees of the Minneapolis Foundation apply for funds?

    Yes, current grantees are eligible to apply.

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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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