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