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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Net Zero Endowments

On Monday, October 18, 2021, the McKnight Foundation announced a commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its $3 billion endowment by 2050 at the latest. So what does net zero mean, and why are we pursuing it? We answer this and several other questions here. How do you define net zero? Net …

Media Coverage of McKnight’s Net Zero Commitment

Read a collection of the news coverage following the announcement of McKnight’s commitment to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its $3 billion endowment by 2050 at the latest. As new stories are released, we will update this list.    Twin Cities Business | McKnight to Leverage its $3 Billion Endowment to Address Climate …

McKnight Foundation Commits to Net Zero Across $3 Billion Endowment

The McKnight Foundation today committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its $3 billion endowment by 2050 at the latest. McKnight, a leading funder of climate solutions in the Midwest, is the country’s largest private foundation to pursue a net zero endowment. This move comes just weeks before the UN Climate Change Conference …

C-Speak Minnesota | Tonya Allen on Philanthropy and Private Sector Partnerships

Tonya Allen joins Kate Kelly and Jordana Green on C-Speak Minnesota. Listen as they discuss Philanthropy and Private Sector Partnerships. Public trust in institutions across sectors has plummeted, the nature of truth has come into question. Racial disparities, born of the institutional racism that is part of our nation’s legacy, persist today. Listen as they …

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