Plug in to the power of your peers, join a network.
Through MCF's grantmaker networks you can interact and connect with others who share common interests, such as job responsibilities or funding priorities.
Participating in a network offers you a space, online and off, to share learnings and experiences, discuss issues, create partnerships, build community and enhance your skills.
Only current network members can access a group's network web page. To join a network, e-mail the MCF staff liason for the network. In the e-mail subject line, please note the name of the network you want to join.
Midwest Independent Community Foundations Network
Open to community foundations geographically located in the Upper Midwest who have an asset size of less than $250 million; maintain an independent operating structure and are not affiliated with another entity; and have a respect for and are not competitive in the geographic territory of other members of the group. E-mail Maria Salas to join.
Non-Family Foundation Professionals (NFFP) Network
The NFFP Network is open to non-family individuals who are professional staff (or consultants who serve as professional staff) to MCF member family foundations and whose role serves as the most direct connection to the foundation trustees. Members of the network meet every other month to discuss issues, topics and concerns they are currently addressing in their foundations. E-mail Maria Salas to learn more and join.
Senior Community Affairs Professional (SCAP) Network
SCAP is a corporate member network for the most senior community affairs staff person responsible for grantmaking from member companies that give at least $1 million annually. If you meet eligibility criteria, e-mail Maria Salas to join.
Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy - MN (EPIP-MN) Network
EPIP-MN is the local chapter of a national network created to support and strengthen the next generation of grantmakers to advance effective social justice philanthropy.
Arts & Culture Funders Network
Are you currently funding or interested in funding arts and culture? This group will help you stay on the pulse of grantmaking in this area. Open to member and non-member grantmakers, e-mail Maria Salas to join this network.
LGBT Funders Network
The LGBT funders network is for grantmakers who want to learn to effectively impact issues that shape LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) organizations and communities. E-mail Maria Salas to join.
Grants Managers Network (GMN)
The Grants Managers Network (GMN) improves grantmaking by advancing the knowledge, skills and abilities of grants management professionals and by leading grantmakers to adopt and incorporate effective practices that benefit the philanthropic community. The MN region of GMN hosts meetings and events throughout the year with a range of topics related to grants management. To receive invitations, please sign up for a free GMN membership at www.gmnetwork.org.
Start Early Funders Coalition for Children & Minnesota's Future
The Start Early Funders Coalition for Children & Minnesota's Future represents more than 30 members of Minnesota's philanthropic community dedicated to providing critical leadership and funding for research, program development, public policy and grant making to improve early childhood efforts in Minnesota. For more information about this coalition, please visit http://startearlyfundersmn.org/.
Networks are accessible only to pre-approved, logged-in group participants. The majority of networks are MCF-member only.
Non-member grantmakers may only view and participate in networks for which they have been pre-approved. The three MCF networks that currently allow non-member grantmaker participation are the Arts & Culture Funders Network, the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy Network and the Grants Managers Network.
In order to create a safe space for grantmakers to freely discuss issues related to their work, we ask that all network participants please refrain from any solicitation.
Please review the MCF Network Listserve Guidelines before posting.