Our purpose is to join with others to strengthen our community, in measurable and sustainable ways, for the benefit of all citizens, especially those who are disadvantaged.
Established in 1915, The Minneapolis Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations. We manage nearly $700 million in assets, and administer more than 1,000 charitable funds created by individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits. More than $30 million in grants are distributed from these funds each year, either personally recommended by or in accordance with the legacy wishes of our donors. As a community foundation, we invest and distribute charitable funds created by members of the community. We build and steward a permanent charitable endowment and distribute the income from it to benefit our community. We distribute approximately $5 million each year in grants to improve the quality of life in our region. We convene the community around critical issues and partner with others to make a difference. We do this through our Minnesota Meeting public affairs forum and in other ways, providing leadership and collaborating with others to realize a vision for a community in which everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. Source: www.minneapolisfoundation.org