Minnesota Council on Foundations

Jun 27, 2013

06.27.13: U.S. News Bits

Knight Foundation names award recipients; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association receives gift; Focused Ultrasound Foundation is awarded grant from Michael J. Fox Foundation; Project HOPE announces honorees; Minnesota Council on Foundations appoints new president; Giving USA releases annual report, and more.

Aug 29, 2012

08.30.12.: US News Bits

American Conference on Diversity receives grant, Minnesota Council on Foundations announces new research, Executive Director of the American Anthropological Association retires, and more.

Dec 6, 2011

Charitable giving in Minnesota slows

Reflecting the pressures the Great Recession placed on individuals and grantmakers, charitable giving in Minnesota fell for the second year in a row in 2009, a new report says.

Sep 21, 2011

Education tops Minnesota philanthropy

Education received 26 percent of philanthropic giving from Minnesota’s 100 top grantmakers in 2009, the largest share, a new study says.

Feb 23, 2011

Minnesota grantmaking steadies

After two years of uncertainty and anticipation of funding declines, grantmakers in Minnesota are feeling more optimistic about 2011, a new report says.

Jan 12, 2011

Minnesota giving falls in 2008

During the height of the recession, total giving in Minnesota fell 5 percent to $5.4 billion, but would have been worse without giving increases by corporations, a new study says.

Feb 3, 2010

Minnesota grantmaking expected to slip

While funders in the state predict their grantmaking will shrink slightly in 2010, they are feeling more optimistic about asset rebounds, a new study says.

Dec 16, 2009

Target leads Minnesota funders

The retailer’s foundation awarded a total of $138.2 million in cash grants last year, more than any other grantmaker in the state, a new study says.

Nov 18, 2009

Pre-recession giving strong in Minnesota

Foundation and corporate giving in Minnesota grew 10.1 percent in 2007, but is likely to take a hit this year and next, a new study says.

Jul 13, 2009

Minnesota funders’ optimism ebbs

The state’s foundations are less positive about their 2009 grantmaking, but remain more optimistic than other U.S. funders, a new study says.