Topic – Equity focus

Brett Buckner to lead Friends of the Children Twin Cities chapter

Friends of the Children, a national nonprofit that pairs children who face multiple systemic obstacles with a paid, professional mentor called a Friend for 12+ years, announced today that they are launching a Friends of the Children-Twin Cities chapter and have named Minneapolis resident Brett Buckner as the executive director. “We are thrilled at the opportunity for

For Minneapolis North students, graduation this year comes with $10,000 scholarships

Star Tribune Mara Klecker The graduating seniors ushered into North High’s auditorium Friday afternoon didn’t initially know the purpose for the assembly. They were greeted by blaring music, bouquets of balloons and “congrats” spelled out in lighted letters on the side of the stage. Still, the energy in the room didn’t erupt until Adair Mosley

Minnesota Nonprofits Launch Minnesota Inclusive Growth Fund

Small businesses can apply now for loans, access resources to help recovery MINNEAPOLIS – Mar. 3, 2022 – Minnesota small businesses can now apply for low interest financing of up to $200,000 from the Minnesota Inclusive Growth Fund (MIGF). The Fund is designed to increase access to flexible and affordable capital and small business support services for

Equity Focused Learning Process – Request for Proposals

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) seeks to engage a consultant or a consultant team to help its Program team create and execute a learning framework designed to develop stronger awareness of biases and deepen our understanding of structures and systems that perpetuate racism and social inequity. We see this focus on learning as a critical

Foundation’s COVID response grants awarded locally

Schools, community programs, library systems and a work source for people with disabilities are area recipients of recent Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation grants to support towns of 10,000 or fewer in its 20-county region.

Supporting our community in the face of COVID-19 and racial injustice

Banners in a North Minneapolis neighborhood

As mentioned in our past statements, MACP has supported our grantees and local community with flexibility and additional funding as they faced the immediate effects of the pandemic, and we have increased funding in our local community to address issues of racism and inequity in Minnesota. Since then, we have continued to work through our

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 community and our country more broadly. The events that followed have highlighted the deep pain and anger within our community. The many demonstrations of solidarity, peaceful protests, and outpourings of support for the impacted communities were

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 of practicing DEI to the ways race has affected perceptions of their leadership, to the realities of code-switching your way through the white-dominant workplace.