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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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The Minneapolis Foundation Welcomes New Trustees to Board of Directors

(May 19, 2015) — The Minneapolis Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new Trustees to its Board of Directors. Gary Cunningham and Tonya Hampt...

Northwest Minnesota Foundation Excellence Awards Honor Past President Ruth Edevold

(May 15, 2015) – Since 1993, the Foundation has recognized the contributions of individuals and organizations in northwest Minnesota. Sixty-nine excellence a...

The Saint Paul Foundation Announces 75th Anniversary Racial Equity Grant Program

(May 8, 2015) - In honor of its 75th anniversary, The Saint Paul Foundation has announced a new grant program designed to raise awareness of the work nonprofit...

Putnam Highlights Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation Annual Celebration

(May 6, 2015) — A presentation by best-selling author and Harvard University professor Dr. Robert D. Putnam on his new book, “Our Kids: The American Dream i...

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation Awards BookStart Grants

(Apr. 23, 2015) - SMIF awarded 10,000 books with a total value of $163,809 in partnership with Capstone Publishers. BookStart, now in its thirteenth yea...