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Working With Us

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.

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

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


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 worldviews
  • We actively support organizational decisions
  • We show compassion to those in need


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


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


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


“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 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 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”.