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Is Culture The Key To Vibrant and Equitable Arts Communities?

Discover how Minnesota’s Indigenous culture bearers are spurring creativity, power, and connection across the state. Organizations like Duluth’s American Indian Community Housing Organization and St. Paul’s Minnesota Indigenous Business Alliance are using art to drive change and empower Indigenous communities.

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Courageous Character: Jeff Corey

With nearly three decades of advocating and organizing for affordable housing in the Duluth area under his belt, Jeff Corey has built a well-earned reputation as a tireless leader working to expand housing opportunities and advance a better future for everyone in the region—no matter their background, race, or income.

Unsung Heroes

The McKnight Foundation, in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, announces four Minnesotans as recipients of the 2023 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Award.

Tonya Allen

“The Presidents’ Council is catalyzing a growing movement of investors putting the full weight of our considerable resources behind our missions to deliver a prosperous, just, resilient economy for all.”

—Tonya Allen, President

Stories of Climate Progress and Hope in Minnesota

Hear directly from the advocates who secured the state’s largest-ever investments in clean energy, environmental justice, and transit—making Minnesota a national climate leader—and find out how 100% clean energy went from impossible to inevitable.

2023 McKnight Scholar Awards

The Board of Directors of The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience is pleased to announce it has selected ten neuroscientists to receive the 2023 McKnight Scholar Award. This is the first year McKnight makes these awards under the program’s new guidelines, which place additional emphasis on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion to enhance the excellence and impact of our work.

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