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Grantmaking by Program

McKnight granted more than $89 million in 2018. Here is a snapshot of our year-end giving totals by each grant program.

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Total Grants
Arts

$9,176,500 | 177 grants

See Recent Arts Grants

Mississippi River

$10,000,000 | 105 grants

See Recent Mississippi River Grants

Education

$8,900,500 | 34 grants

See Recent Education Grants

Neuroscience

$3,699,000 | 1 grant

See Recent Neuroscience Grants

International

$8,976,475 | 81 grants

See Recent International Grants

Region & Communities

$20,500,000 | 122 grants

See Recent Region & Communities Grants

Midwest Climate & Energy

$15,997,875 | 69 grants

See Recent Midwest Climate & Energy Grants

Other Grantmaking

$4,132,575 | 115 grants

See Recent Grants

Minnesota Initiative Foundations

$7,768,500 | 11 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 2018.

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Minneapolis & St. Paul Metro Area

31%

Mississippi River Corridor

9%

Greater Minnesota

16%

USA (Outside of MN)

20%

Minnesota Statewide

14%

International (Outside of the USA)

10%

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