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Our Mission

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

Dipankar Mukherjee Named 2023 Distinguished Artist

Dipankar Mukherjee is a driving force in theater, and has earned a reputation as a director committed to social justice, equity, and de-colonized practices in theater-making.

Defending Diversity in Education

McKnight Foundation president Tonya Allen and over 45 peer philanthropic organizations respond to the SCOTUS affirmative action ruling.

Gaining Proximity and Connection

Sharing Vibrant & Equitable Communities program efforts to build trust, learn with and from community, and be accountable to those we aim to serve.

Delivering Historic Progress

Steadfast organizing and hard work this legislative session secured investments and policy solutions to make Minnesota a better place for everyone.

Strengthening Our Community of Learning

McKnight convenes national leaders to inform our Climate and Communities programs.

Building Just and Sustainable Global Food Systems

The Global Collaboration for Resilient Food Systems builds on our deep roots in local communities to create a groundswell of global impact.

Taking Bold and Equitable Climate Action

McKnight announces the refined goal and strategic pathways for the Midwest Climate & Energy program.

Streamlining Grantmaking

McKnight is changing the way we do grantmaking in order to create a more equitable, streamlined, and flexible process for our grantee partners.