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Staff Leadership Changes Ahead for McKnight’s Finance and Arts Teams

The McKnight Foundation will say farewell to two beloved colleagues at the end of June 2019. Rick Scott, vice president of finance and compliance, and Vickie Benson, Arts program director, have announced their intention to leave their respective positions. “Rick and Vickie both contribute immensely to McKnight’s mission and serve as effective leaders,” said Kate …

Philanthropic Community Announces $4 Billion Commitment to Combat Climate Change

Recently president Kate Wolford represented the McKnight Foundation as part of a coalition of foundations that committed to investing $4 billion in climate action over the next five years. Watch an excerpt from her speech at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and read her complete remarks below.  "We are here on behalf of …

Four Minnesotans Recognized as 2018 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Heroes

The McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) have selected Joseph Day of Bemidji, Memoona Ghani of Maple Grove, Carol Orban of Ely, and Wynfred Russell of Brooklyn Park as this year’s Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Award recipients. The 2018 awardees, who will each receive a cash prize of $10,000 from the McKnight …

Deadline: 2019 McKnight Scholar Awards

Applications for the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Scholar Award due January 7, 2019. The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience invites applications for …

Deadline: 2019 Technology Awards

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To this end, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience invites letters of intent for the 2019 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience awards. Use of Award Funds …

McKnight Supports Diverse Arts Organizations in 3rd-Quarter Grantmaking

Our communities have experienced transformative demographic change over the last few decades, and more arts funders and institutions are recognizing that the entire arts sector would benefit if arts funding better reflected that diversity. According to a recent study, just 2 percent of US cultural institutions receive almost 60 percent of all arts funding. In the …