About Us

The Minnesota Council on Foundations expands and strengthens a vibrant community of diverse grantmakers who individually and collectively advance the common good. MCF members represent three-quarters of all grantmaking in the state, awarding more than $1 billion annually. 

MCF is:

  • An advocate for giving, promoting ethical and responsible charitable giving
  • A resource for grantmaking, creating and sharing information for and about grantmakers
  • A catalyst for philanthropy, sparking connections, networks and knowledge for effective grantmaking

Vision

By 2020, MCF will comprise a large and diverse membership, inclusive of traditional, new, and evolving philanthropic entities that reflect our state's changing communities. MCF members will customize their experience and use of MCF's highly valued services through technology and in-person interactions. Members will actively engage in self-organized networks to further learning, action, and social change and to create new models for effective philanthropy, with MCF playing a spectrum of roles from leader to convener to participant.

MCF will be widely recognized for leadership in preparing our members to be effective in an increasingly diverse society. MCF will catalyze philanthropy's voices on key public policy issues that advance a more prosperous, inclusive and equitable Minnesota.

Mission

MCF expands and strengthens a vibrant community of diverse grantmakers who individually and collectively advance the common good.

Core Values

  • Leadership
  • Connectivity
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity

Learn About Membership

Learn about the benefits and criteria of membership.

For more information on joining MCF, please contact Maria Salas, director of member relations. 

Associate Your Brand With Ours

If you want to reach nonprofits and grantmakers, associating your brand with ours is an excellent investment. Learn more about advertising and sponsorship opportunities with MCF.