Careers

MACP is a team of diverse individuals inspired by a common mission, shared values, and the difference we can make by working together.

There are currently no job openings. Please check back, however, as new opportunities are posted regularly. Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropic Services, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits

We are proud to offer a welcoming workplace that supports our employees’ careers, health, and overall wellbeing. We supplement that environment with activities throughout the year that promote collaboration, learning, and fun.

In addition to this warm and unique work environment, our benefit offerings include:

  • Competitive compensation, including relocation support when applicable

  • Strong medical, dental, and vision benefits for individuals and their dependents

  • Retirement programs, including 401(k) matching and access to employer-paid financial planning resources

  • A broad range of insurance programs, including employer-paid life, short- and long-term disability, and business travel accident insurance

  • Generous matching gift program

  • Paid holidays and personal time off (PTO)

  • Additional benefits such as an employee assistance plan, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts, an onsite fitness room, domestic and international travel resources, paid parental leave, and tuition reimbursement

Benefits are available to eligible part-time and full-time employees, along with their eligible family members and dependents.

Our Inspiration

Margaret A. Cargill was born September 24, 1920, in Los Angeles, California.

The granddaughter of William W. Cargill, founder of Cargill, Incorporated, Ms. Cargill spent much of her childhood in Minneapolis with her parents Austen and Anne Cargill and her brother James.

Ms. Cargill attended Kemper Hall, an Episcopal high school in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where she graduated in 1940. In 1954 she earned a degree in arts education from the University of Minnesota and moved to Southern California, where she made her home for the rest of her life.

Highly private, yet adventurous and independent, she enjoyed the company of a small circle of friends who shared her interests in arts and crafts, dogs, and camping in the “great outdoors.”

Later in life, Ms. Cargill became an active, yet largely silent, philanthropist. Much of her substantial lifetime giving was conducted through Akaloa Resource Foundation and Anne Ray Charitable Trust, which she formed to allow her to give anonymously and keep any attention on grantees’ good work. Through her will, she provided that Margaret A. Cargill Foundation be created upon her death. She passed away on August 1, 2006.

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies carries on her philanthropic vision.

Our Values

Our Cultural Values inspire us to learn, create, and excel through strong relationships with one another, our partners, and our community.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Working together to make lives better
  • Our collective efforts are focused on furthering our mission
  • We engage with colleagues and partners to achieve meaningful shared goals
  • Everyone’s contributions count and even small actions have great value
  • We encourage self-sufficiency

RESPECT

We treat people well
  • We live full lives and appreciate one another's time.
  • We listen to understand, and encourage candid, constructive dialog
  • We welcome and value diverse perspectives and world views
  • We actively support organizational decisions
  • We show compassion to those in need

EXCELLENCE

We set the bar high
  • We are committed to bringing our best, every day
  • Our high-performing teams set and meet challenging goals
  • We believe collaboration leads to better results
  • We invest in expertise and bring the right resources to the table
  • We are responsible stewards

LEARNING

Always growing
  • We are committed to mentoring and developing our people
  • We are willing to try new things
  • We learn from our experiences, including our mistakes
  • We embrace change as a means of growth

INTEGRITY

Do the right thing, even when no one is watching
  • We take on commitments thoughtfully, and we deliver on what we promise
  • We strive to earn and maintain trust
  • We are committed to results without sacrificing our values
  • We act and interact with honesty and authenticity

HUMILITY

"It's not about us..."
  • We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of MACP’s work
  • We focus recognition on those who do the good work
  • We value expertise and honor what others contribute
  • We are mindful of the power dynamic in philanthropy

Our Home

MACP is deeply committed to sustainability in our grantmaking, and this extends to the way we inhabit our Eden Prairie home, which we call "The Preserve".

With a protected wetland on our property and a regional park nearby, we designed our landscaping with water quality and conservation in mind. An innovative greywater drip irrigation system and network of rainwater storage tanks water our gardens, native plantings, and green roof.

Throughout the building, you’ll find beautiful, sustainable materials that set the tone for a welcoming workspace.

Indoor spaces maximize natural light and allow employees to sit, stand, or walk while working and collaborating.

Outdoor meeting areas, walking paths, a fitness room, reflection space, and fresh vegetable and herb gardens enhance our employees’ mental and physical wellbeing and contribute to a healthy workplace.

Throughout the building, you’ll find unique art and keepsakes from Ms. Cargill’s personal collection, along with artwork and furnishings made by local and global artists that have a distinct connection to our mission.

Our Promise

Engage. Build trust. Make a difference.

We bring this brand promise to life each day with our partners, our grantees, and with one another.

Our Culture

We are a team of lifelong learners, passionately committed to promoting our mission.

We are values driven. We set the bar high and believe everyone’s contributions count. Our culture is one of engagement, thoughtfulness, and ongoing discovery. And we are constantly inspired by the good work carried out by our partners and grantees.

Continuing to learn and grow is one of our key cultural values.

Handcrafted arts are reflected throughout our space, connecting us to our mission and our founder.

Case Study Environment

Our newly expanded home uses natural and recycled materials throughout, including reclaimed wood floors and Minnesota limestone.

Margaret A. Cargill: Our founder and ongoing inspiration.

Our Inspiration

The annual MACP Family Picnic is a lively celebration of our employees and their families.

Swedish flags at every desk have been repurposed to mean “please do not disturb” when an employee needs time to focus.

Our Values

Our Culture

Our annual Day of Service allows employees to spend time doing good work together in the community.

Our reflection room includes pieces from our founder’s home, helping our employees find inspiration.

Our annual Founder’s Day gathering celebrates Margaret Cargill’s legacy and our grantees’ tireless work.

Our Home

Our Culture Club includes cross-functional teams that plan learning opportunities, volunteer outlets, social events, and activities focused on health and wellbeing for our staff.

Our Promise

Nearly 30% of MACP employees have relocated to Minnesota, bringing diverse perspectives and world views.