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Grantmaking by Program

McKnight granted more than $97 million in 2021. Here is a snapshot of our year-end giving totals by each grant program.

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Total Grants
Midwest Climate & Energy

$24,999,930 | 104 grants

See Recent Midwest Climate & Energy Grants

Vibrant & Equitable Communities

$24,904,500 | 169 grants

See Recent Vibrant & Equitable Communities Grants

Arts & Culture

$9,871,500 | 165 grants

See Recent Arts & Culture Grants

International

$8,602,671 | 60 grants

See Recent International Grants

Neuroscience

$3,600,000 | 1 grant

See Recent Neuroscience Grants

Minnesota Initiative Foundations

$3,135,000 | 3 grants

See Recent MIFS Grants

Other Grantmaking

$22,391,000 | 197 grants

See Recent Grants

Grantmaking by Geographic Area

McKnight gives locally in our Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, our home state of Minnesota, and the Midwest region. In select areas, our grantmaking extends nationally and internationally. Here is how our giving was allocated in 2021.

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area

38%

Greater Minnesota

13%

Minnesota Statewide

20%

Midwest (MC&E states)

2%

USA (Outside of MN)

20%

International (Outside of USA)

7%

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