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Advance a more just, creative, and abundant future

We believe in the power of people who share a resolve to make positive change happen.

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Our Mission

The McKnight Foundation, a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We embed an equity approach across the Foundation because we see it as mission critical.

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Our Offices

Our offices are located above the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis. Learn more about our meeting spaces for grantees, our lobby gallery, and how to contact us.

McKnight Staff


McKnight offers a high-trust, high-performing culture that encourages continuous learning and improvement across a wide array of program interests.

Our People

Our teams work in a diverse range of areas toward a shared mission of advancing a future where people and planet thrive.


In keeping with our values of integrity and accountability, we share our board governance structure and staff policies and practices.



Review our assets and grantmaking totals over the years. Read our investment policy, and find our audited financial statements.

“Encourage experimental doodling. If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.”

—William L. McKnight