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Although originally published in the Spring 1999 issue of Giving Forum, this article written by Joel Hoekstra offers evergreen insight about site visits from a grantmaker's perspective, as well as tips on how to make the best use of this valua
The Minnesota Council on Foundations expands and strengthens a vibrant community of diverse grantmakers who individually and collectively advance the common good.
Plug in to the power of your peers, join a network.
Through MCF's grantmaker networks you can connect with others who share common interests, such as job responsibilities or funding priorities.
Exploring the Tiwahe Foundation
Words by Maya Beck + photos by Richard...
OVERVIEW OF THE BUSH FOUNDATION
The Bush Foundation is a private foundation based in St. Paul, Minnesota focused on investing in great ideas and the people who power them. Established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth...
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Who Represents You?
The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) has selected the 2016 Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellows. Launched as a partnership with the Bush Foundation in 2013, the Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellowship prepares high-potential individuals from...
Jenn comes to MCF with experience in the nonprofit and legislative sectors. Over 7 years, she has developed a passion for public and customer service.
Fellows are employed by the Minnesota Council on Foundations and placed at participating foundations for three years.
Rural Issues Expected to Play Key Role in 2016 Legislative Session
Development in Greater...
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Government Relations and Public Policy Committee
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The was a plummet in household income for blacks in Minnesota by 14 percent from 2013 to 2014. At the same time, the statewide poverty rate for black residents deepened from 33 to 38 percent, triple the overall state poverty rate that has held...
Lifeworks is a nonprofit organization that serves 2,500 people with developmental disabilities and their families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul and Mankato areas. The organization’s mission is to serve our community and people with disabilities as...