The McKnight Foundation newsroom shares news and other information about our activities through news releases, our quarterly e-newsletter, media coverage of grantees, partners, and staff, and profiles of some of the organizations we fund.
Oct. 20, 2016, Editorial on affordable housing. Mentions: Greater Minnesota Housing Fund
Tags: affordable housing, Region & Communities
Oct. 13, 2016, Story on impacts of farming on water. Mentions: The Environmental Working Group, a McKnight grantee
Tags: agriculture, midwest climate & energy, Mississippi River
Oct. 13, 2016, Story on World Food Prize winner. Features: Dr. Robert Mwanga, McKnight grantee
Tags: agriculture, international, World Food Prize
Oct. 13, 2016, Mentions: several McKnight Midwest Climate & Energy grantees
Tags: midwest climate & energy
October 12, 2016 - McKnight has been named one of the nation's best small workplaces (50 or fewer employees) by Great Place to Work and Fortune.
Tags: general, GPTW, jobs
October 5, 2016 - Eric Roper, Star Tribune: In “Sold Out,” released this week, the Minnesota Housing Partnership found that sales of apartment buildings in the metro area jumped 165 percent between 2010 and 2015, often driven by the potential to renovate and raise rents.
Tags: affordable housing, region
October 2, 2016 - Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune: In the last five years, the Upper Mississippi watershed has lost about 400 square miles of forests, marshes and grasslands — natural features that cleanse and refresh its water — to agriculture and urban development.
Tags: Mississippi River
October, 2016 - In the fall of 2013, a number of us decided it was time (actually long overdue) to develop the Racial Equity Funders Collaborative (REFC).
Tags: arts, equity
October, 2016 - The first project for Artspace, a nonprofit organization that develops affordable spaces for artists, was in an area of Saint Paul, Minnesota, that was, if not depressed, at least neglected.
Tags: affordable housing, arts
October, 2016 - I was lucky as a young artist, with the ink still drying on my BFA, to learn about working in the public art field through a Minneapolis-based CETA program in 1977. CETA (Comprehensive Employment Training Act) was a federal jobs program that included several arts initiatives around the country.
October 5, 2016 - St. Cloud Times: St. Cloud was recognized Wednesday for its renewable energy and efficiency initiatives.
Tags: Renewable Energy, solar
October 2, 2016 - The Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, a nonprofit affordable housing lender, is developing the nation's first regional pool of money to help buyers who want to preserve affordable housing buy apartment complexes when they come up for sale.
Tags: housing, region
September 29, 2016 - McKnight awarded 74 grants totaling $26,398,000 in its third-quarter 2016 grantmaking, including $1.4 million to reduce agricultural pollution in the Mississippi River.
Tags: general, quarterly digest, river
September 29, 2016 - MinnPost: McKnight president Kate Wolford and Region & Communities program director on the failures of the
rental housing marketplace and the impact on the people who navigate within it.
Tags: general, Kate Wolford, Lee Sheehy, region
September 29, 2016 - Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature have given considerable attention to the needs of Minnesota’s youngest learners in the past two legislative sessions. While they agreed on the importance of increasing access to early education, a large point of discussion was the best way in which to deliver it.
Tags: education & learning, Minnesota Department of Education