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Legacy & Opportunity

We provide funding for opportunities aligned with MACP’s strategic priorities and support for geographies of importance to our founder, Margaret Cargill.

Local Initiatives funding was just over $10 million in 2022 and supported efforts in targeted Twin Cities neighborhood and rural Minnesota communities. Legacy funding was $52 million in 2022 and includes the Akaloa Program, which focuses on 11 counties in Southern California, along with our work with PBS, which is national in focus.


Total Granted in 2022

Local Initiatives

Teen girls gathering as part of the Twin Cities' Catalyst Initiative

MACP’s Local Initiatives program helps address important issues within the organization’s mission that do not fit neatly within our defined domain strategies. The program provides one-time support for opportunities and initiatives that are responsive in how they address immediate community crises; are innovative in solutions or strategies, and/or where a majority of the work engages, informs, and/or represents those that have been historically marginalized and underserved, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Rural communities.

Giving in 2024 will prioritize work in the 12 Twin Cities neighborhoods that face the highest levels of poverty. Issues addressed may include basic needs, social services, youth development, trauma and healing, and economic insecurity. Funding will also prioritize rural communities with under 5,000 people outside the 7-county Metro, particularly Native American communities, tribal nations, and rural areas with limited access to philanthropic resources.

Please note that Local Initiatives funding for capital campaigns is paused for 2024-2025.

Program Stories:

Scholarships of hope for north Minneapolis graduates

Supporting 101 food shelves across Minnesota

Legacy Grantmaking

We provide assistance and support to organizations in Southern California that were specifically named by our founder, Margaret Cargill.

Program Stories:

Connecting access, art, and architecture

Prioritizing quality care and career opportunities