Local Iniatitives

Meeting this Moment: Rural Boost Grants ignite rural doers to action

October 3, 2022 Blandin Foundation Blog: Groundwork Alie McInerney Rural Minnesota communities are experiencing change at breakneck speed. The pandemic accelerated the way rural learners, workers and employers are using technology. Aging communities are managing workforce transitions, wealth transfers and housing and healthcare strains. The urgency of the climate crisis is destabilizing economies built on

Terri Thao Joins Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies as Program Director

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) announced that Terri Thao has joined the organization as Program Director, Local Initiatives and Opportunities. In this position, Terri will lead MACP’s local giving efforts, support other targeted grant portfolios, and work across domains with several long-term MACP grantee partners. She will also serve on the Program Leadership Team. Terri