An MCF Leadership Initiative
Philanthropy in Minnesota has a history of being ethical and highly principled. This tradition is built on the shoulders of giving pioneers with names like Crosby, Dayton and Hill.
To ensure that this value of principled work is carried into the future, Minnesota Council on Foundations has developed two guiding documents to assist foundations in the field in conducting their work properly and ethically.
The two cornerstones of MCF's Philanthropy & Public Trust work are:
More Philanthropy & Public Trust Resources:
Although MCF encourages all grantmakers to follow the guidelines set forth in these documents, subscribing to the Principles for Grantmakers is required only for MCF members. Subscribing to the Principles is an essential part of MCF's commitment to public trust and accountability.
Many MCF members who subscribe to the Principles proudly display the MCF Principles for Grantmakers badge on the organization's website:
Dos and Don'ts: Grantseeking and Grantmaking Even with the best of intentions, inefficiencies and stumbling blocks can strain interactions between grantmakers ...
Most grantmakers take their responsibility of supporting nonprofits very seriously, and all members of the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) formally subsc...