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The Minneapolis Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation believes that the well-being of each citizen is connected to that of every other and that the vitality of any community is determined by the quality of those relationships. With this principle in mind, the foundation's purpose is to join with others to strengthen the community, in measurable and sustainable ways, for the benefit of all citizens, especially those who are disadvantaged. The foundation is committed to being an effective resource developer and a responsible steward of those resources, an active grantmaker and convener addressing crucial community needs, and a constructive catalyst, changing systems to serve people better.


Incorporated in 1915 in MN - In its early years, the foundation made grants only to agencies within Minneapolis, with emphasis on projects designed to aid the disadvantaged. In more recent years, it broadened its geographic range to include all seven counties in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan region and, through its supporting organizations, statewide Responsibility for the foundation is vested in a broadly based board of trustees. All of the foundation's funds are allocated under the direction of the community philanthropy committee, whose members are trustees of the foundation The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement


The Minneapolis Foundation

Community foundation




800 IDS Center, 80 S. Eighth St. Minneapolis, MN United States 55402-2115

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