MCF provides research and information on Minnesota philanthropy for grantmakers, grantseekers, donors and others. Check out the topics below and download free copies of MCF reports.
Released January 2013
This yearly survey forecasts grantmaker giving for the coming year. According to the most recent survey results, indicators signal that Minnesota grantmakers anticipate a stable 2013, with funding levels rising around two percent from 2012.
Released October 2012
These annual lists document the largest grantmakers in the state by grants paid, assets and type. For the first time this year, the three top grantmakers paid out over $100 million each.
Giving in Minnesota
Updated October 2012
MCF's definitive report on charitable giving in Minnesota with the latest figures on grantmaking by individual donors, foundations and corporate grantmakers.
Working Towards Diversity IV
Released April 2011
The new Working Towards Diversity IV research paints a comprehensive picture of demographics, policies and practices on diversity and inclusion of Minnesota grantmakers. Survey results, focus group summaries and highlights from leadership profiles illustrate an ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion in philanthropy.
Minnesota Grantmakers Online (MGO)
Minnesota’s most comprehensive searchable database of Minnesota foundations, corporate grantmakers and grants also contains the data that MCF uses to produce Giving in Minnesota and the annual Grantmaker Rankings.
Grantmaker Salary Survey Reports
A members-only resource produced by the national Council on Foundations and made available to MCF members. The 2012 reports contains information for 29 Minnesota grantmakers and include comparisons to other grantmakers across the Midwest.
Paul Mattessich, executive director, Wilder Research, and Minnesota Compass project director You may have heard it said, “We each have a right to our own opi...
Progress Through Evaluation Grantmakers and nonprofits alike cite evaluating the impact of their work as their greatest challenge. How do we measure the differ...
By Anne Bauers The capacity of nonprofits to perform the type of self-evaluation that grantmakers expect varies widely. Grantmakers can build nonprofit capacit...
Greater Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: It’s Up to Each of Us Minnesota Compass and the U.S. Census Bureau report that Minnesota’s population is about 17-...
By Anne Bauers Grantmakers and nonprofits alike strive to advance the common good, often by working to improve outcomes for particular constituent groups, such...