Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy: A Work in Progress
Arts program officer Arleta Little highlights the systemic barriers faced by artists of color and organizations founded and led by people of color, and offers some perspective on how grantmakers can respond.
McKnight has named composer Libby Larsen as this year's Distinguished Artist. Now in its 19th year, the honor includes a $50,000 award and recognizes Minnesota artists who have made significant contributions to the quality of the state’s cultural life.
McKnight Approves $15 Million in 2nd-Quarter Grantmaking
The McKnight Foundation awarded $15,153,000 in its second-quarter 2016 grantmaking.
Of that total, $500,000 went to four grantees working to dramatically increase the percentage of successful 3rd-grade readers.
In a joint op-ed at the Chronicle of Philanthropy, McKnight president Kate Wolford and Barr Foundation president James Canales explore how grantmakers can make a big difference on an immense planetary problem by fostering collaborative solutions in their home regions.
McKnight's search for a new vice president of programs has begun. This is an excellent opportunity for a new leader to play a key role in charting the Foundation’s future, building on a strong legacy and elevating McKnight’s performance and impact.
The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. We use all our resources to attend, unite, and empower those we serve.