Our focus in Native American and folk arts and cultures supports the intergenerational transference of artistic skill and knowledge, where skills and meaning are rooted in longstanding traditions defined by local communities of practice.
To provide meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.
Philosophy of Grantmaking
Our grantmaking reflects our values and Margaret Cargill’s guiding principles and is always directed toward our mission and values.
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Grant seekers: Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) does not accept unsolicited requests for support. In this way, our staff can dedicate its resources to grantmaking within our defined programs, strategies, and geographies. Thank you for respecting our process.
Arts & Cultures
Open panel Arts & Cultures
Disaster Relief & Recovery
Open panel Disaster Relief & Recovery
Our grantmaking helps relieve immediate suffering and meets recovery needs in the aftermath of natural disasters around the world. We also focus on preparing vulnerable communities for the impact of potential disasters in their regions.
Open panel Environment
Ecosystems from forests to fresh and marine waters to grasslands are vital to the many lives that depend upon them. We support community-based solutions that help address ecosystem degradation at scale.
Open panel Animal Welfare
Our funding prioritizes the care of domestic animals and strengthening multigenerational human empathy toward them. We also focus on the care of injured wild animals to improve their odds of returning to the wild or protected areas.
Quality of Life
Open panel Quality of Life
Our work seeks to remove barriers which prevent children, youth, families, and older adults from improving their quality of life. We support evidence-based interventions that address the needs of vulnerable individuals and families in key transitional stages of life.
Open panel Teachers
Strategies, additional programs, and identification of key grantee partners for this domain are still in development.
Legacy & Opportunity
Open panel Legacy & Opportunity
Strategies, programs, and identification of key grantee partners for this domain are still in development.
MACP 2019 ANNUAL REPORT
Working in and with Communities
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