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Community/Public Foundations

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Community and other public foundations are publicly supported organizations operated by, and for the benefit of, a specific community, population or geographic region.

Community and other public foundations are proliferating.  To support this fast-growing segment of organized philanthropy, MCF offers targeted programming, research, networks and resources.

Read about the many benefits MCF offers community/public foundations (PDF). Or view our Member Roster to see a listing of our community/public foundation members.

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Maria Salas, director of member services

Community foundation staff members and trustees looking for resources or wanting to connect with colleagues are invited to contact Maria.

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Three Local Foundations Announce $3.7 Million in Grants to 83 Community Organizations

(Aug. 31, 2015) — Eighty-three organizations learned this month that they will receive $3.7 million in grants from The Saint Paul Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Fo...

Northwest Minnesota Foundation Awards Grant to West Polk Soil and Water Conservation District

(Aug. 31, 2015) — The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) awarded a $25,000 grant to the West Polk Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Crookston. ...

Bernick Family Foundation to Award $150,000

(Aug. 3, 2015) - The Bernick Family Foundation and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) announce that $100,000 will be available in the seventh ann...

Funders Collaborative Grants $90K in Second Quarter of 2015

(July 22, 2015) - In the second quarter of 2015, the Funders Collaborative awarded 4 grants totaling $90,000 to advance our goals of building a strong local eco...

Minnesota Department of Health Releases Maternal Wellbeing RFP

(July 15, 2015) - The Minnesota Department of Health released a new request for proposals on July 15th: Maternal Wellbeing Program Launch. Designed through a co...