Jamie Millard

2022 Annual Report

We are pleased to announce the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies 2022 Annual Report. This year’s report features twelve stories highlighting the work of grantee partners who are fostering transformative change, from north Minneapolis to San Diego to communities across the globe. The report also includes information about our organization and financials. As part of our

GroundBreak announces nearly $1 billion in investments to build Black wealth in Minneapolis, St. Paul

Tonya Allen, president of the McKnight Foundation, (second from right) answers questions about the GroundBreak Coalition's efforts to build Black wealth in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Allen spoke at an October 31, 2023, event announcing nearly $1 billion in investments towards the effort. Credit: Aaron Nesheim | Sahan Journal

Minneapolis and St. Paul: October 31, 2023 – A coalition of more than 40 institutions working to create a more equitable Minneapolis-St. Paul, announced investments of more than $900 million Tuesday to expand wealth-building opportunities across the region. GroundBreak’s effort is focused on encouraging Black homeowners, entrepreneurs, and commercial developers. The coalition’s goal is to

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies names new Director of Evaluation and Organizational Learning

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) announced that Elizabeth Hutchinson Kruger has been promoted to Director, Evaluation and Organizational Learning. In this position, Elizabeth (Lizz) will manage the Evaluation and Organizational Learning team and lead department activities to help ensure the ongoing development of equitable evaluation and learning practices. She will also continue providing subject matter

May Thao-Schuck joins Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies as Director of Talent Development

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) announced that May Thao-Schuck has joined the organization as Director, Talent Development. In this newly-created position, May joins MACP’s Human Resources and Administration team to lead the work of setting and implementing its talent development strategy, including talent acquisition, to help achieve the organization’s goals. Centering diversity, equity, inclusion, and

Brett Buckner to lead Friends of the Children Twin Cities chapter

Friends of the Children, a national nonprofit that pairs children who face multiple systemic obstacles with a paid, professional mentor called a Friend for 12+ years, announced today that they are launching a Friends of the Children-Twin Cities chapter and have named Minneapolis resident Brett Buckner as the executive director. “We are thrilled at the opportunity for

Fund supports Native students pursuing teaching careers

Three North Dakota colleges have benefited from the American Indian College Fund’s $2.25 million Wounspekiya Unspewicakiyapi Native Teacher Education Program that supports Native teacher recruitment, development and retention with the goal of increasing the number of Native students pursuing a teaching career. Wounspekiya Unspewicakiyapi, which means teaching teachers, is funded by Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.