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Job Posting: Program Administrator

The McKnight Foundation, a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, education equity, youth engagement, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience research, international crop research, and rural livelihoods. Founded …

Program Administrator

The McKnight Foundation, a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, education equity, youth engagement, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience research, international crop research, and rural livelihoods. Founded …

Job Posting: Director of Talent and Culture

McKnight is hiring a director of talent and culture, a new staff position focused on talent management. The director of talent and culture reports to the vice president of finance and operations and serves as a member of the operations leadership team. The director will oversee all aspects of the talent management function for the …

Director of Talent and Culture

McKnight is hiring a director of talent and culture, a new staff position focused on talent management. The director of talent and culture reports to the vice president of finance and operations and serves as a member of the operations leadership team. The director will oversee all aspects of the talent management function for the …

Strategic Framework 2019-2021

This is the third iteration of our Strategic Framework, and it will guide our work for the next three years. This framework reflects our shared sense of urgency given the societal and planetary challenges of our day. It also reflects our commitment to using the Foundation’s resources for relevance, credibility, and impact—all in collaboration with …

Announcing McKnight’s New Strategic Framework

An Open Letter to the Community As we begin a new year, we are delighted to share with you the McKnight Foundation’s new Strategic Framework 2019-2021. Our board of directors unanimously approved the document last November. It reflects our shared sense of urgency given the societal and planetary challenges of our day. It also reflects …

Strategic Framework 2019-2021 Video

The video includes subtitles in Spanish, Somali, Oromo, German, French, Arabic, Chinese, Amharic, and Laotian. Access the subtitles by hitting the “CC” button on the bottom right corner of the video player. Watch the video with Hmong subtitles here. Subtitles in Dakota and Ojibwe are coming soon. As part of our release of the Strategic Framework …

Deadline: 2020 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award

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 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award assists scientists working to apply the knowledge achieved through basic research to human brain disorders that …

2019 Distinguished Artist Award Nominations Open

Do you know an artist with an enduring and exceptional career in Minnesota? The McKnight Foundation invites nominations for its 22nd Distinguished Artist Award. Nominations for the $50,000 award are due March 31, 2019. The annual McKnight Distinguished Artist Award recognizes artists who have made a lifelong commitment to creating art that is locally, regionally, …