An Announcement about the Program:
For nearly 30 years, the Mississippi River program has invested in restoring the water quality and resiliency of this great American waterway.
In August 2019, after thoughtful deliberation, McKnight’s board of directors decided to refocus its grantmaking and sunset the Mississippi River program.
Previously awarded grants remain in effect until their scheduled completion. We are not, however, accepting any new proposals for funding.
The expanded Midwest Climate & Energy program and the emerging program focused on equitable communities will announce new guidelines in fall 2020. River grantees who fit the new guidelines may apply for new funding.
The McKnight Foundation is committed to responsibly winding down our grantmaking and working with grantees to ease the transition. We are grateful for your partnership and proud of the substantial progress toward a healthier and more resilient Mississippi River.