New Creative MN report quantifies nonprofit arts + culture impact
Longtime Minnesota arts efforts results in most comprehensive report of its kind. The McKnight-supported Creative Minnesota report breaks out data both statewide and regionally, a snapshot of spending by nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences as well as other indicators of the sector’s economic impact in 2013.
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McKnight approves $19M in 4th-quarter 2014 grantmaking
The McKnight Foundation awarded 131 grants totaling $19,425,000 to 122 organizations in its fourth-quarter 2014 grantmaking. $1.7 million went to nine McKnight grantees working to promote economically vibrant neighborhoods that create communities of opportunity and offer integrated systems of support.
Small decisions, big opportunity for investor influence on carbon
Last week in Minneapolis, hundreds of people gathered for the national release of Heat in the Heartland: Climate Change & Economic Risk in the Midwest, a new report from the Risky Business Project, funded in part by The McKnight Foundation. Impact Investing Program Director Elizabeth McGeveran investigates in a new blog post.
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Annual letter: Grantmaking forecast and 2014 highlights
In an open letter to grantees and partners, president Kate Wolford and former board chair Ted Staryk share information about McKnight’s 2015 grantmaking forecast, upcoming Strategic Framework update, impact investing, and board and staff transitions.
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McKnight as host, thinking green for ourselves and our guests
Since McKnight moved into the Washburn A Mill building 10 years ago, we've hosted hundreds of gatherings and thousands of people in our onsite meeting spaces. And, as sustainability concerns have become increasingly integral to our philanthropy, we’ve emphasized that how we provide this service is as important as the service itself. Facilities manager Lorri Todd takes a closer look.
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McKnight celebrates the 2014 Distinguished Artist, Sandy Spieler
On December 8, we gathered at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre on Lake Street to celebrate our 2014 Distinguished Artist, Sandy Spieler. Now, read the foreword and download or request a print copy of the commemorative book.
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seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future
generations. Through grantmaking, collaboration, and
strategic policy reform, we use our resources to
attend, unite, and empower those we serve.