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Highlighting the Integrated Capital Recovery Program

Unprecedented is a word often used to describe 2020. The year has presented unimaginable challenges, seemingly all at once. It has pressed philanthropy to respond with urgency, innovation, and collective action. Last spring, as foundations executed emergency response funding, expanded grantmaking, and eased or eliminated restrictions on grants in an initial response to Covid-19, we …

Foundations Present “Art In This Present Moment”

Projects by Minnesota’s black, indigenous, and people of color artists portray personal narratives addressing diversity, identity and today’s societal issues. The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation announces that artistic projects from “Art in This Present Moment,” a Foundation initiative supported by the McKnight Foundation, can be viewed at spmcf.org/art. The online gallery showcases the art …

A Call to Uphold Election Integrity and Democracy

The McKnight Foundation has joined Minnesota’s philanthropic community, led by the Minnesota Council on Foundations, to issue the following statement. Amid an unprecedented global pandemic, and a divisiveness that threatens to tear at our social fabric, we face one of the most consequential elections of this generation. The Minnesota philanthropic community, in partnership with the …

Answering Your Questions about McKnight’s Vibrant & Equitable Communities Program

Below are some questions and answers regarding McKnight’s Vibrant & Equitable Communities (V&EC) program. For more information, we invite you to read the V&EC program strategies and application guidelines, and to view this informational webinar, which we hosted in September 2020 at the program’s launch. Grantmaking Logistics Eligibility Requirements Geography Types of Partners Equity Education …

Strengthening Democratic Participation a Highlight of McKnight’s 3rd-Quarter Grants

More than 23 million immigrants in the United States are eligible to vote in this year’s presidential election, according to the Pew Research Center. This record high makes up roughly 10 percent of the nation’s overall electorate. The question is how many of these naturalized citizens will vote this fall. Immigrants face significant barriers to …

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