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McKnight Announces New Minneapolis Office Location

McKnight Foundation is thrilled to announce that we will soon have a new home that will allow us to powerfully move our mission forward through our physical space in the decades ahead.

Four Minnesotans Recognized as 2023 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Heroes

The McKnight Foundation, in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, announces four Minnesotans as recipients of the 2023 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Award. The awards are given to individuals who have had a significant impact on the state of Minnesota and its communities but who have not been widely recognized for their work …

McKnight Among Major Philanthropies Urging Massive Scale Up of Agroecology and Regenerative Approaches

McKnight Foundation, along with 24 leading philanthropies involved with the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, today at COP28 in Dubai issued a joint call for a tenfold increase in funding for regenerative and agroecological transitions to address urgent global agricultural and environmental challenges. Together these philanthropies urge that to align food systems with …

Michigan’s 100 Percent Clean Electricity Laws Make State an Engine for Climate Action and Economic Opportunity

McKnight Foundation Leaders Comment on Legislation and Progress Toward Equitable Clean Energy Future (November 28, 2023) Earlier today, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a suite of clean energy legislation that moves the state closer to economy-wide decarbonization by committing Michigan utilities to provide their customers with 100 percent clean electricity by 2040, increasing energy efficiency …

Revealing Hidden Costs to Unlock Food Systems Transformation

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has dedicated its annual State of Food and Agriculture Report to examining the hidden costs of our current agrifood system on our health, the environment, and society, which they found amount to at least $10 trillion a year, representing almost 10 percent of global GDP.