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Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy: Statement of Purpose

In 2015, Grantmakers in the Arts board of directors approved this statement of purpose for their work in racial equity in arts philanthropy to increase arts funding for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab, and Native American) artists, arts organizations, children, and adults.

Fooling Ourselves

A new McKnight-funded report from Environmental Working Group explores how and why voluntary programs fail to clean up dirty water.

Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy: A Work in Progress

I came to philanthropy after nearly a decade as the executive director of a culturally-specific arts organization. I understand that in addition to the general struggle to thrive that exists for most artists and arts organizations, artists of color and arts organizations founded and led by people of color especially struggle to own space in …

Duluth’s Energy Future: Economic Modeling of Proposed Biomass and SolarInitiatives

A new McKnight-funded report from the University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab  — in partnership with the  Bureau of Business and Economic Research  at the Labovitz School of Business and Economics — looks at projected job creation in northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin if a range of biomass and solar projects come to fruition.

Spatial and Skills Mismatch of Unemployment and Job Vacancies

Opportunities for integrated transit planning and workforce development. Report by Yingling Fan, Andrew Guthrie, and Kirti Vardhan Das, produced at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, with support from Hennepin County, the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation, and The McKnight Foundation.

About Community, Not a Commute: Investing beyond the rail 

About Community, Not a Commute tells the story of the community’s journey toward realizing that vision of opportunities for all—in particular, the role of public funding joined with private philanthropy in the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative. The Funders Collaborative served as both a cushion and a lubricant in the complex multi-sector effort to ensure the rail project delivered benefits to …

MSP Regional Indicators Dashboard

Updated June 2016 A set of shared metrics that will track the region’s change on critical economic, environmental, and social outcomes. A project of Greater MSP, the Minneapolis St. Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership