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Diversity in Philanthropy

Grantmaking is most effective when grantmakers reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.

Addressing diversity in staffing, funding, purchasing, and community activities enriches grantmaking. However, many organizations struggle with overcoming barriers to becomning more inclusive grantmakers.

MCF offers resources here, some created by MCF and others from trusted sources, to help bridge this gap in leadership and knowledge.


MCF Resources

MCF Research

  • Working Towards Diversity IV
    Released in April 2011, this report includes survey results and analysis, focus group summaries and highlights from leadership profile interviews.

Diversity and Inclusivity Links


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Joint Affinity Groups

Women’s Foundation Awards $405,000 in Grants to End the Sex Trafficking of Minnesota Girls

(Apr. 4, Minneapolis) —The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota has awarded 13 grants totaling $405,000 and extended two grants from last year’s cohort through...

Women’s Fund to Present International ATHENA Award

(Mar. 10, 2014) – The mission of the ATHENA Award is to recognize and honor Central Minnesota women who have achieved excellence in their careers and who insp...

The Women's Fund of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

(Feb. 16, 2014) - The FM Area Foundation, through its Women’s Fund, is accepting grants that will fund programs, projects or efforts that activate and grow le...

Women's Endowment Fund Accepting Grant Proposals for Innovative Projects

(Feb. 3, 2014) - The Women’s Endowment Fund (WEF), a designated fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation, is seeking grant pr...

Tiwahe Foundation Announces McKnight Foundation's $400,000 Investment

(Jan. 23, 2014) - The Tiwahe Foundation Board of Directors and Seventh Generation Endowment Committee is pleased to announce McKnight Foundation's $400,000 inve...