Be a Part of the Minnesota Council on Foundations
Founded in 1969, today the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) works actively to expand and strengthen a vibrant community of diverse grantmakers who individually and collectively advance the common good.
MCF's more than 170 members represent three-quarters of all grantmaking in the state, awarding more than $1 billion to nonprofits annually. Members of our association include family and private independent foundations, community and other public foundations, and corporate foundations and giving programs.
Membership brings a range of benefits and services that will strengthen the work of your staff and trustees. From our ever-expanding variety of programs, to our vital professional networks and funder collaboratives, to our web-based tools, MCF membership can immediately improve how your organization fulfills its mission.
Benefits to board and staff of MCF-member organizations include:
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Who's Eligible for Membership?
Membership in the Minnesota Council on Foundations is open to any family foundation, private independent foundation, community foundation, public foundation, corporate foundation or giving program, tribal philanthropy or public charity grantmaker. Membership dues are set on a sliding scale based on annual grants paid.
Principles for Minnesota Grantmakers
Our members recognize that they play an important role in their communities and that their role is sustained by the public trust. Therefore, they are committed to operating effective and ethical grantmaking programs guided by a set of common principles as they help to create positive change in the communities they serve.
Apply for Membership
To learn more or apply for membership in the Minnesota Council on Foundations, please contact Maria Salas, director of member relations.