Kevin Bongers

Nature: Our Most Important “Bank Account” (features Margaret A. Cargill Foundation)

Unbroken tracts of forests connect soaring tropical glaciers in the center of the island to beautiful beaches ringing its coastline. Birds of Paradise, seen nowhere else on Earth except this region, inhabit these forests. So do hundreds of different tribes with entirely distinct languages, making this the most linguistically diverse area in the world.

Leeanne Huber Named Communications Director at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced that Leeanne Huber has assumed the role of Director of Communications. In this position, Leeanne will oversee internal and external communications for the three grantmaking entities under the MACP umbrella: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, Anne Ray Charitable Trust, and Akaloa Resource Foundation. Leeanne is succeeding Sallie Gaines, who will

Minnesota’s top philanthropies gave $1.3 billion in 2014

The front entrance to Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies headquarters

Margaret A. Cargill, Target and General Mills organizations led the way in grants and giving. Minnesota’s philanthropic foundations and corporations gave away more than $1.3 billion in 2014, according to a new analysis by the Minnesota Council on Foundations.

Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Profile of MACP CEO Christine Morse

Twenty years ago, Bruce Karstadt, president of the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, received a call from a woman named Christine Morse. She brought welcome news: She represented a wealthy benefactor who wished to support the museum. But there was one condition, Morse noted: The donor had to remain anonymous. Not even Karstadt would learn

Cargill Foundation builds legacy quickly, carefully

After one year, Eden Prairie’s Margaret A. Cargill Foundation is already one of the nation’s largest. From its serene headquarters in Eden Prairie, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation is casting its net wider and deeper than any philanthropy in Minnesota history.