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Jul 23, 2020

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies Response to COVID-19

UPDATED JULY 23, 2020 With the global spread of COVID-19, we find ourselves in extraordinary and uncertain times. We have…

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Jun 02, 2020

Our response and commitment following the death of George Floyd 

The senseless killing of George Floyd is evidence of the underlying inequities and racism that continue to exist in our…

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Jun 02, 2020

How Philanthropy Can Adapt During a Disaster—and Be Ready for What’s Next

Building relationships between communities and groups can be a “force multiplier” in disaster response, said Mark Lindberg, program director of…

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May 20, 2020

MACP moves to remote workplace in response to COVID-19

UPDATED October 21, 2020 — The team at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) has been closely monitoring the ongoing developments…

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Apr 07, 2020

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies names new Program Director

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) has announced that Alicia Fitzpatrick has joined the organization as Program Director, Animal Welfare and…

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Apr 02, 2020

Black Grant Directors’ Roundtable: Lessons from a career in philanthropy

Five grants management leaders offer on-the-ground testimony to the challenges of Black professionals in the sector – from the complexities…

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Feb 27, 2020

To Protect the Seas from Rising Threats, a Top Grantmaker Looks to Indonesia

As our oceans face mounting threats like climate change, unsustainable fishing and pollution, innovative nonprofits and funders are on the…

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Jan 29, 2020

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies names new Audit Committee member

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced that Lisa Hauser was recently appointed to the Audit Committees for Margaret A. Cargill…

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Sep 22, 2019

Can Philanthropy Become a True Partner in Indian Country?

Native Americans in Philanthropy, which turns 30 this year, has partnered with Candid to publish a new report.

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Dec 02, 2018

Minnesota is among the leaders in giving to American Indian causes

Minnesota is home to six of the 30 foundations most generous to Indian causes, giving $118.5 million between 2006 and…

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Oct 16, 2018

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies names new Program Operations Director

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) announced that Ify Mora has joined the organization as Director, Program Operations. In this new…

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Mar 20, 2018

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies names new Program Director, Quality of Life

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) has announced that Erin Bowley has been promoted to Program Director, Quality of Life. In…

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Mar 06, 2018

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies names new Program Director, Arts & Cultures

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) has announced that Jayson Smart will join the organization in early April 2018 as Program…

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Feb 13, 2018

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies names three new Investment Committee members

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced that three new members have joined its Investment Committees. Vineer Bhansali, Mary Ann Deignan,…

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Jan 30, 2018

Tami Ehlers Named New Controller and Director, Investment Accounting at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced that Tami Ehlers has been promoted to Controller and Director, Investment Accounting. In this…

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Oct 16, 2017

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies leads in disaster work

The Eden Prairie-based organization gave $47.4 million to disaster relief and recovery efforts last year, the most of any philanthropy…

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Aug 31, 2017

Mike Ruetz named Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced that Michael Ruetz has been promoted to Deputy Chief Investment Officer. In addition to…

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Aug 01, 2017

Heather Kukla named Vice President at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced today that Heather Kukla has been promoted to Vice President and General Counsel. Heather’s…

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May 25, 2017

Christine Morse announces her retirement as Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies Chief Executive Officer

Morse will remain Board Chair. MACP President Paul Busch to assume CEO role July 1, 2017 Christy Morse, CEO of…

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Mar 13, 2017

Sustainable: Organizations warming to geothermal energy

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) last year celebrated the opening of a 66,777-square-foot addition that included a geothermal exchange system for…

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Feb 15, 2017

Amber Rudell named Strategic Planning Director at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced that Amber Rudell has been promoted to Director, Strategic Planning and Project Management. In…

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Feb 02, 2017

Elizabeth Sullivan named Managing Program Director at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced that Elizabeth Sullivan has been promoted to Managing Program Director. In this position, Elizabeth…

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Feb 01, 2017

Matthew Minnis named Trading and Investment Operations Director at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies announced that Matthew Minnis has been promoted to Director, Trading and Investment Operations. In this role,…

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Dec 09, 2016

Foundation Takes Pains to Answer, ‘What Would Margaret Do?’

Margaret Cargill left behind more than $6 billion for charity when she died in 2006 — and specific ideas about…

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Nov 03, 2016

Community members receive Spirit of Eden Prairie Awards

The city of Eden Prairie presented its Spirit of Eden Prairie Award for the second year during the Tuesday, Nov….

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Sep 16, 2016

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….

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Aug 19, 2016

KFI Has Leading Role in Energy Efficient Efforts (references MACP building expansion project)

A familiar adage maintains people should practice what they preach. Engineers with the Karges-Faulconbridge, Inc. (KFI) consulting firm strongly support…

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Jun 22, 2016

Eden Prairie home to Minnesota’s largest grant-making entity

Many drive past 6889 Rowland Road in Eden Prairie each day — some not realizing that “The Preserve” office building…

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Jun 21, 2016

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,…

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Jun 14, 2016

Kevin Bohrer Named New Program Director at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies [MACP] announced today that Kevin Bohrer has joined the organization as Program Director. In this position,…

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Feb 10, 2016

Minnesota’s top philanthropies gave $1.3 billion in 2014

Margaret A. Cargill, Target and General Mills organizations led the way in grants and giving. Minnesota’s philanthropic foundations and corporations…

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Apr 15, 2015

Staff of Margaret A Cargill Foundation end two-day visit to Gambia

The programme director of the Margaret A Cargill Foundation Mark Peter Lindberg and Charmaine Brett, programme officer, together with staff…

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Oct 15, 2014

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…

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Dec 20, 2013

Customized disaster training to be offered to Joplin area agencies

Joplin area nonprofits will soon have access to customized disaster preparation and training programs designed to help them create or…

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Sep 24, 2012

Relief agencies help fire victims keep pets nearby

People with pets seeking shelter from the Shockey fire burning in and around Boulevard are getting help from the Red…

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Jan 17, 2012

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…

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Dec 01, 2011

Minnesota’s Largest Grantmaker: Gearing Up and Making Gifts

Collectively, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies will soon be among the top grantmakers in the U.S., and two of its grantmaking…

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Mar 15, 2010

‘Silent philanthropist’ Margaret Cargill’s new foundation suddenly surfaces as Minnesota’s largest

A new and largely unknown charitable entity, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, has sailed into the top spot as the…

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