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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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Northwest Minnesota Foundation Awards Grant for Agbiosciences Study

(July 9, 2014) - The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) is collaborating in a research project that will provide a statewide industry report on agbiosciences...

Tiwahe Foundation Awarded $105,000 from Two Feathers Endowment

(July 8, 2014) - The Tiwahe Foundation Board of Directors will expand the reach of its American Indian Family Empowerment Fund, thanks to a $105,000 grant from ...

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Launches Greater MN Shelter Capacity Grant

(July 7, 2014) - Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless has funds available for 501 c 3 agencies in select Minnesota communities for the purpose of increasi...

Southwest Initiative Foundation to Appoint Diana Anderson as Interim President/CEO

(July 3, 2014) - The Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) Board of Directors will appoint Diana Anderson as interim president/CEO effective Friday, August 8. ...

Minnesota Philanthropy Partners Announces New Equity Funding Opportunities Available

(June 20, 2014) - Minnesota Philanthropy Partners affiliates currently have multiple grant opportunities for culturally specific and equity-related projects and...