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.
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
September 26, 2016 - Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune: Koresh Lakhan is one of four people in the state to receive the 2016 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Award given by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits along with The McKnight Foundation.
Tags: general, VMB awards
September 22, 2016 - Applications for the 2017 Technological Innovations in Neuroscience awards are due December 5, 2016.
Tags: neuroscience, technology
September 16, 2016 - Jamie Lund, Cloquet Pine Journal: Dr. Arne Vainio was recently awarded the 2016 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Award.
Tags: general, VMB awards
September 15, 2016 - Fortune. McKnight has been named one of the top workplaces for women in the U.S., according to Fortune and Great Place to Work.
Tags: general, GPTW, jobs
September 14, 2016 - Cathy Clark of CASE blogs about the recently released White House Roundtable on Impact Investing Commitment Tracking Report.
Tags: impact investing
September 7, 2016 - Applications for the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Scholar Award due January 9, 2017.
Tags: neuroscience, scholar
August 31, 2016 - Tom Meersman, Star Tribune: Several giant
food, agricultural and environmental groups will announce a partnership on
Wednesday to accelerate programs and research to improve soil health and water
quality on farms.
Tags: river, soil health, water quality
August 27, 2016 - Maja Beckstrom, Pioneer Press. McKnight has invested 15 percent of its endowment, or $300 million, into a range of assets that reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable growth.
Tags: climate, energy, impact investing
August 24, 2016 - Conor Williams, The 74. Early education expert Ruby Takanishi on why K12 doesn't work without PreK.
Tags: early literacy, education & learning, PreK
August 18, 2016 - Brett Scott, Fox 21 News. Minnesotans to take action in their communities to protect and preserve the water supply
Tags: Mark Dayton, river, water quality
August 1, 2016 - The presidents of 39 foundations come together in call for hope and dialogue.
Tags: general, Kate Wolford
July 26, 2016 - McKnight crop research grantee has deployed new low-cost technology that detects aflatoxins on location, with potential to save lives and open export markets.
Tags: CCRP, crop research, ICRISAT, international