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The Difference that Makes a Difference

Our Experience with Developing Intercultural Competency This is adapted and reprinted with permission of the Minnesota Council on Foundations. While discussing trends in racial disparities in education and employ­ment in Minnesota, board and staff members alike at the McKnight Foundation asked what more they could do to close such vexing disparities. While the private family foundation …

Job Posting: Program Assistant, International

Background The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, education equity, youth development, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience research, international crop research, and rural livelihoods. Founded in 1953 …

Program Assistant, International

Background The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, education equity, youth development, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience research, international crop research, and rural livelihoods. Founded in 1953 …

Thank you

Thank you for your interest in working at the McKnight Foundation. Your application has been submitted for review. If we find your qualifications match this position, we will contact you. Thank you for your patience. The McKnight Foundation seeks to be an employer of a diverse and inclusive workforce. In order to understand the demographics …

In Conversation with Therese Casey, Controller

Our colleague Therese Casey recently celebrated her 30-year anniversary with the McKnight Foundation. To recognize this milestone, we sat down with Therese to ask a few questions about her time with McKnight. Therese is the longest-serving employee at McKnight! She joined the foundation in 1988 as an administrative assistant and has been serving as the Foundation’s …

State of the Artist Videos

In 2012, the McKnight Foundation asked Works Progress how they would approach the anniversary of the Artist Fellowship program. Shanai Matteson and Colin Kloecker from Works Progress wanted to introduce the complex and immediate stories of these artists where they are today, and give a glimpse of the variety of processes, practices, and experiences that artists …

America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

The America’s Most Endangered Rivers® report is one of the best-known and longest-lived annual reports in the environmental movement. Each year since 1984, grassroots river conservationists have teamed up with American Rivers to use the report to save their local rivers, consistently scoring policy successes that benefit these rivers and the communities through which they …

Finance & Commerce | Progress MN: McKnight Foundation

The McKnight Foundation’s Regions & Communities program invests in organizations working to make our communities more livable and expand opportunities for all to thrive. “We work in partnership with hardworking communities, so we can all have more vibrant places to live,” said program officer Sarah Hernandez. “Our program invests in people, places and possibilities.” The …

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis | Minneapolis Fed Announces Community Advisory Board

Minneapolis, April 5, 2018 — The Minneapolis Fed announced the members of the newly formed Community Advisory Board for the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute. This advisory board, made up of 12 local nonprofit, philanthropic, and government leaders, will serve as an important resource in crafting the Institute’s research agenda on economic opportunity and inclusive growth. Maximum employment is …

Southwest Journal | Mediators tackle fast-paced evictions

Christopher Mendez delayed paying rent on his Lyndale neighborhood apartment, just to see what would happen. Rent was due on the 1st of the month. He came home from work on the 6th to find a notice on his door: If he didn’t pay in 24 hours, an eviction would be filed. “My heart stopped when I …