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WEM Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

WEM Foundation

P.O. Box 5628

Minneapolis, MN United States 55440-9300

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $317,486,881

Total giving: $34,276,411






Established in 1988 in MN - Founded by Whitney MacMillan, a businessman who is best known for leading Cargill Corp. to a very large and successful expansion into one of the largest private companies in the world. Cargill's areas of business includes purchasing, processing, and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, and the manufacture and sale of livestock feed and ingredients for processed foods and pharmaceuticals.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for arts and cultural programs, education, health care and international affairs.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Hospital care
  • International relations
  • Museums
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $317,486,881 (market value)

Gifts received: $9,058,848

Expenditures: $34,795,504

Total giving: $34,276,411

Qualifying distributions: $34,469,136