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April 26, 2016 — The McKnight Foundation
has hired Julia Olmstead as Mississippi
River program officer. She will join the Foundation on May 9, 2016.
Tags: jobs, river
April 8, 2016 - VP of Program Neal Cuthbert to retire at end of 2016, after more than 25 years at the Foundation
March 29, 2016 - The McKnight Foundation awarded 34 grants totaling $23,255,000 in its first-quarter 2016 grantmaking, including $1.7 million to grantees working to foster sustainable regional development.
Tags: grants, quarterly digest, R&C, region
March 1, 2016 - Nominations due for 2016 Distinguished Artist Award
Tags: arts, DAA
January 11, 2016 - McKnight awarded 128 grants totaling $20,830,000 in its fourth-quarter 2015 grantmaking, including $1.96 million to grantees working to support Midwest climate and energy leadership
Tags: climate, quarterly digest
January 6, 2016 - Applications for 2017 Memory & Cognitive Disorders Award due March 1, 2016
December 17, 2015 - Lia Chang, Backstage Pass. Playwright Rick Shiomi honored with 2015 Distinguished Artist award.
Tags: arts, DAA, Mu, theater
December 14, 2015 - The McKnight Foundation statement on the Paris climate agreement.
Tags: climate, COP21, paris
November 30, 2015 - Kate Wolford and Ted Staryk, Stanford Social Innovation Review. A four-point framework for funders to advance a low-carbon future using their entire endowment.
Tags: climate, impact investing
November 20, 2015 - Srik Gopal & John Kania, Stanford Social Innovation Review. Five simple rules for foundations seeking to create lasting social change.
Tags: adaptive action, general
November 23, 2015 - The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience has selected four projects to receive the 2016 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award.
November 17, 2015 - The McKnight Foundation has hired Brendon Slotterback as Midwest Climate & Energy program officer.
November 2015 - For the first time ever, detailed information about the 31-state Mississippi River Watershed, or America’s Watershed, has been compiled, analyzed and graded in a "Report Card" released October 14, 2015.
October 14, 2015 - Minnesota Music Coalition's mentoring
program is designed for musicians looking for advice from the region's top
music talent, covering all topics relevant to the music business from booking
to songwriting to legal.
Tags: arts, music
October 12, 2015 - Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune. Interview with McKnight board member Erika Binger about the upcoming Youthprise youth summit.
Tags: Erika Binger, youthprise