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.
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.
Tags: memory, neuroscience
November 17, 2015 - The McKnight Foundation has hired Brendon Slotterback as Midwest Climate & Energy program officer.
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
October 8, 2015 - These organizations are among 18 Twin Cities-area nonprofits who stepped up this year to be certified as Transportation Leaders.
Tags: climate, region, transit
September 28, 2015 - McKnight approves $16.4 million in 3rd-quarter 2015 grantmaking
Tags: arts, general, quarterly digest
October 1, 2015 - Applications for the 2016 Technological Innovations in Neuroscience awards are due December 1, 2015.
Tags: neuroscience, technology
August 27, 2015 - Applications for the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience Scholar Award due January 4, 2016.
Tags: neuroscience, scholar
August 27, 2015 - The McKnight Foundation has hired Megan Powers as international program officer, Flannery Clark as executive assistant, and Grace Fredrickson as accounting assistant.
Tags: general, jobs
July 20, 2015 - Three scientists, recipients of the 2015 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards, receive funds to advance brain science,
July 12, 2015 - City centers attract young workers because public transportation is easy
and there are plenty of places to meet up with friends after work.
Tags: region, smart growth
June 30, 2015 - McKnight awarded 65 grants totaling $12,161,000 to 60 organizations in its
second-quarter 2015 grantmaking.
Tags: Mississippi River, quarterly digest