Skip to content

Grants

For Grantees

Find answers about the grant application and reporting process.

For Grantseekers

Learn about funding opportunities in each of our program areas.

Funding FAQ

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about how we approach funding.

Grantmaking by Program

McKnight granted more than $105 million in 2020. Here is a snapshot of our year-end giving totals by each grant program.

{"type":"pie","data":{"labels":["Arts","Mississippi River","Education","Neuroscience","International","Region & Communities","Midwest Climate & Energy","Other Grantmaking","Minnesota Initiatives Foundation"],"datasets":[{"backgroundColor":["rgba(225,205,0,0.9)","rgba(220,88,42,0.9)","rgba(39,153,137,0.9)","rgba(13,82,87,0.9)","rgba(242,169,0,0.9)","rgba(117,152,188,0.9)","rgba(129,170,20,0.9)","rgba(200,16,46,0.9)","rgba(87,32,56,0.9)"],"hoverBackgroundColor":["#e1cd00","#dc582a","#279989","#0d5257","#f2a900","#7598bc","#81aa14","#c8102e","#572038"],"data":[9890000,17630000,9844000,3464000,8374987,18314720,18999700,9164000,10141000],"borderWidth":0}]},"options":{"animation":{"duration":2000},"maintainAspectRatio":true,"cutoutPercentage":80,"circumference":6.28318530717958623199592693708837032318115234375,"legend":{"display":false,"position":"right","labels":{"usePointStyle":true,"padding":20,"boxWidth":12,"fontSize":12,"fontColor":"#3a3a3a"}},"tooltips":{"enabled":false,"bodySpacing":8,"titleSpacing":6,"cornerRadius":8,"xPadding":10},"noTsep":false}}
["Arts: ${y}","Mississippi River: ${y}","Education: ${y}","Neuroscience: ${y}","International: ${y}","Region & Communities: ${y}","Midwest Climate & Energy: ${y}","Other Grantmaking: ${y}","Minnesota Initiatives Foundation: ${y}"]
Total Grants
Arts

$9,890,000 | 177 grants

See Recent Arts Grants

Mississippi River

$17,630,000 | 88 grants

See Recent Mississippi River Grants

Education

$9,844,000 | 47 grants

See Recent Education Grants

Neuroscience

$3,464,000 | 1 grant

See Recent Neuroscience Grants

International

$8,374.987 | 73 grants

See Recent International Grants

Region & Communities

$18,314,720 | 131 grants

See Recent Region & Communities Grants

Midwest Climate & Energy

$18,999,700 | 79 grants

See Recent Midwest Climate & Energy Grants

Other Grantmaking

$9,164,000 | 151 grants

See Recent Grants

Minnesota Initiative Foundations

$10,141,000 | 10 grants

See Recent MIFS 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 2020.

{"type":"pie","data":{"labels":["Minneapolis & St. Paul Metro Area","Greater Minnesota","Minnesota Statewide ","Mississippi River Corridor","U.S.A. (Outside of MN)","International (Outside of the U.S.A.)"],"datasets":[{"backgroundColor":["rgba(225,205,0,0.9)","rgba(220,88,42,0.9)","rgba(39,153,137,0.9)","rgba(13,82,87,0.9)","rgba(242,169,0,0.9)","rgba(117,152,188,0.9)"],"hoverBackgroundColor":["#e1cd00","#dc582a","#279989","#0d5257","#f2a900","#7598bc"],"data":[27,15,17,12,21,8],"borderWidth":0}]},"options":{"animation":{"duration":2000},"maintainAspectRatio":true,"cutoutPercentage":80,"circumference":6.28318530717958623199592693708837032318115234375,"legend":{"display":false,"position":"right","labels":{"usePointStyle":true,"padding":20,"boxWidth":12,"fontSize":12,"fontColor":"#3a3a3a"}},"tooltips":{"enabled":false,"bodySpacing":8,"titleSpacing":6,"cornerRadius":8,"xPadding":10},"noTsep":false}}
["Minneapolis & St. Paul Metro Area: ${y}","Greater Minnesota: ${y}","Minnesota Statewide : ${y}","Mississippi River Corridor: ${y}","U.S.A. (Outside of MN): ${y}","International (Outside of the U.S.A.): ${y}"]
Minneapolis & St. Paul Metro Area

27%

Mississippi River Corridor

12%

Greater Minnesota

15%

USA (Outside of MN)

21%

Minnesota Statewide

17%

International (Outside of the USA)

8%

English