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Margaret A. Cargill Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-09

At A Glance

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

6889 Rowland Rd.

Eden Prairie, MN United States 55344-3380


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $3,050,646,349

Total giving: $150,262,767





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for restricted grants program:


Established in 2006 in MN - The foundation operates under the umbrella of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, along with the Anne Ray Charitable Trust and the Akaloa Resource Foundation.

Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the foundation is to provide meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, environment, and all living things.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:


The program's goal is to enable local communities to sustain healthy ecosystems that perpetuate biodiversity and the ecosystem services that support human well-being.

Native Arts and Culture

The program seeks to perpetuate and promote the Native arts and creative cultural expressions in several regions by enabling Native artists, communities, and organizations to inter-generationally transmit artistic skill, relevant knowledge and lifeways.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI in the form of a loan to a public charity to provide funding for a capital project to improve accessibility, offer expanded programs and make other improvements.

Relief and Resilience

The program works to improve the resilience, security, and sustainability of the communities wherein it works. However, the program has expanded globally, with a focus on building resilience among populations in often-overlooked regions that face recurring disasters.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Domesticated animals
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Undergraduate education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • American Indians
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $3,050,646,349 (market value)

Expenditures: $184,268,115

Total giving: $150,262,767

Qualifying distributions: $171,674,064

Giving activities include:

$150,262,767 for grants