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

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.

2024 Distinguished Artist Award Nominations Open

Do you know an artist or culture bearer with an enduring and exceptional career in Minnesota?

Creating Vibrant and Equitable Arts Communities

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

Reflecting on 2023

2023 was a whirlwind year for McKnight and our partners! Take a look at our highlights from last year.

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.

Recognizing Unsung Heroes

McKnight, in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, announces four Minnesotans as recipients of the 2023 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Award.

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.