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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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Blue Cross Foundation Awards $1.5 Million

(June 30, 2015) — The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation today announced the award of $1.5 million in funding for 24 projects across the state...

Northwest Minnesota Foundation Awarded Grant Through Blue Cross Foundation

(June 29, 2015) — The Bagley Early Childhood Coalition (ECI), a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) received a $60,000 grant from the B...

James R. Thorpe Foundation Opens Applications for Programs Supporting Seniors

The James R. Thorpe Foundation is accepting applications for programs supporting seniors through August 15. The Thorpe Foundation focuses on funding service whi...

Northwest Minnesota Foundation's Community Planning Grant Program Awards More Than $186,000 Last Year

(June 23, 2015) – The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) aims to support community and economic development planning initiatives through its community plann...

Proposals Now Accepted for The Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment

(June 4, 2015) - Funding is available to support artistic creativity with Jewish content. Applications are welcome emphasizing music, dance, literature, theatre...