Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies adds Antonia Hernández to its Program Committees

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN— Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) announced that Antonia Hernández will join its Program Committees. In 2022, the organization created new Program Committees for Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation, both of which operate under the umbrella of Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. The Program Committees were established in 2022 to provide

Skagit Valley College Dental Therapy Program receives $1 million grant

A woman smiling in a white room with dental equipment.

MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit Valley College dəxʷx̌ayəbus Dental Therapy Program received a $1 million grant from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. The dental therapy program is a joint effort with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. It was launched in September 2022 with support from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. According to a news release, the grant

Jayson Smart named Managing Director, Programs at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) announced that Jayson Smart has been promoted to Managing Director, Programs (MDP). The MDP role is part of the Program Cabinet at MACP, which includes the Vice President, Programs and three MDPs. Each of the Managing Directors oversees multiple program teams to ensure effective strategies are in place and that

For the Lakota, Creativity Thrives Where There’s No Word for Art

A view of the horizon and a long stretch of road into Kyle, South Dakota. There are two signs on the right of the road, a green marker with white writing that reads "Kyle" and a white sign that reads "Speed Limit 40".

Reported from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, from Rapid City and at sites throughout the Black Hills. Published Jan. 9, 2024. Updated Jan. 11, 2024 There is no word for art in the Lakota language. But the power of art, in every facet of life, has drawn a boisterous group of moccasin beaders,

Lewis Prize for Music announces 2024 music education grants

The Lewis Prize for Music has announced grants totaling more than $3 million in support of efforts to provide young people with music education, strengthen their communities, and put music at the center of efforts to establish equity. In partnership with Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, the organization increased the amount it distributed in 2024. Through the organization’s