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Minnesota Community Foundation

Mission and Values

View our Strategic Framework 2015-2019


Minnesota ... where all communities and people thrive


Inspiring generosity to strengthen Minnesota communities

How We Do Our Work

  • Lead with Respect
  • Act with Integrity
  • Advance Equity
  • Embrace Collaboration
  • Strive for Excellence
  • Spark Innovation

What We Do

  • Strategically invest the assets entrusted to us
  • Help donors achieve their philanthropic goals
  • Partner with others to address complex community issues
  • Build capacity to meet immediate as well as long-term needs
  • Inspire innovation and fresh approaches

Our Nondiscrimination Policy

For organizations, programs and activities funded in whole or in part by the Foundation, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, political affiliation, military service, physical or mental ability, or any other improper criterion (“Protected Classes”). Organizations, programs or activities may limit membership and/or services to specific Protected Classes so long as services and programs are provided without discrimination to the specific Protected Class(es).