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Our Mission

Advance a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive

Transforming the Soul of Downtown Longfellow

Equitable, community-centered redevelopment is bringing new life to East Lake Street. On Juneteenth, 2024, The Historic Coliseum Building in South Minneapolis reopened with a new, inclusive purpose.

Collaborating for Sustainable Food Systems

Potato guardians and researchers are growing Indigenous knowledge, livelihoods, and power through the Andes Community of Practice.

Virginia McKnight Binger Heart of Community Honor

Celebrating people who are the pulse of Minnesota’s caring and connected communities.

Civil Rights and Liberties Leader Joins McKnight

Renowned leader john a. powell, director of the Othering & Belonging Institute, has joined the McKnight Foundation Board of Directors.

Announcing New Program Leadership

Muneer Karcher-Ramos will join McKnight starting March 25 as Vibrant & Equitable Communities program director.

Creating Vibrant and Equitable Arts Communities

Minnesota’s Indigenous culture bearers are spurring creativity, power, and connection across the state.

Providing a Critical Bridge to Homeownership

Community Land Trusts, a powerful tool for housing accessibility, are thriving in Minnesota and fostering vibrant communities across the state.

Strengthening Local News

Press Forward Minnesota will bring more resources to the field of local journalism in Minnesota and strengthen the infrastructure and collaboration needed to build a durable news and information ecosystem statewide.

The Most Sustainable Place in America

Ann Arbor’s Bryant neighborhood is electrifying homes community-wide, reducing energy burden and increasing health while showing the nation how to scale equitable climate action.

A Groundbreaking Down Payment

GroundBreak Coalition announces nearly $1 billion to expand wealth building opportunities, with a current focus on aspiring Black homeowners, entrepreneurs, and commercial developers.

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