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DeAnna Cummings

DeAnna Cummings joined McKnight in June 2020 as Arts program director. Founded on the belief that Minnesota thrives when its artists thrive, McKnight invests in the arts and other sectors to support the state’s working artists and advocate for the value of their work. Cummings is a cofounder and served as the CEO of Juxtaposition …

A Statement about the Death of Mr. George Floyd

We are heartbroken over the senseless death of Mr. George Floyd. We grieve for his family and friends. We recognize the deep pain felt within the Black community and by all who endure acts of violence based on prejudice, and we stand with people of all racial backgrounds who call for community healing and accountability. …

2020 McKnight Scholar Awards

May 28, 2020 The Board of Directors of The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience is pleased to announce it has selected six neuroscientists to receive the 2020 McKnight Scholar Award. The McKnight Scholar Awards are granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own independent laboratories and research careers and …

Nominations Open for Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is pleased to announce the annual Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards. In partnership with the McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation that advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive, four Minnesotans, two from the Twin Cities metro and two from Greater Minnesota, will each receive …

2020 Artist Fellowship Award Announcements

Our partner organizations announce the 2020 McKnight Artist Fellowship winners on a rolling basis. We post them here shortly after they become available. Then, after all the winners have been announced, we will update this list of current fellows. The Loft Literary Center Announces Recipients of the 2020 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers Award Winners: …

Vibrant & Equitable Communities Program Director

Position Summary The McKnight Foundation seeks an experienced leader to guide its new Vibrant & Equitable Communities program, focused on advancing a more equitable and inclusive Minnesota. The goal of the program, anchored in McKnight’s core value of equity, is to build a vibrant future for all Minnesotans with shared power, prosperity, and participation. Under …

An Open Letter to the Arts Community in Response to Covid-19

We sent this open letter to our Arts grantees and other valued partners on April 17, 2020, to address the impact of the novel coronavirus. Visit this page to stay updated on Covid-19 resources for nonprofits and announcements related to McKnight’s response to the virus.    Dear McKnight Arts grantees, partners, and community: While we’ve …

McKnight Launches Search for a New President

The McKnight Foundation is pleased to announce that we have released a position profile for our next President, and the application process is now open. We seek a dynamic executive to build on McKnight's legacy and lead the organization through the next chapter. This individual will provide energy, vision, strategy, and management to drive future …

McKnight’s Response to the Coronavirus/Covid-19

Return to top April 17, 2020: An Open Letter to the Arts Community Here is a letter we sent to our Arts grantees, partners, and community. Return to top April 13, 2020: New #BrightSpot Campaign Celebrates Grantees Adapting to Covid-19 In uncertain times, it becomes even more important to look for bright spots. At McKnight, …

Bright Spots Worth Celebrating

Nonprofits Adapt to Covid-19 with Creativity and Resilience In uncertain times, it becomes even more important to look for bright spots. At McKnight, we see bright spots in our remarkable partners who work doggedly to advance a more just, creative, and abundant future. Under the daunting circumstances of this pandemic, they continue to find the …

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