Transforming education is one of The Minneapolis Foundation's three strategic focus areas with respect to its community grantmaking and leadership activities. The Minneapolis Foundation helps individuals, families, and businesses accomplish their charitable goals and works in partnership with others to strengthen the community.
Established in 1915, The Minneapolis Foundation is one of the oldest community foundations in the nation. The Foundation manages nearly $500 million in assets and administers more than 1,000 charitable funds created by individuals, families and businesses in Minnesota. In accordance with donors’ wishes, the Foundation distributes more than $30 million in grants each year, and through an endowment distributes an additional $6 million in grants annually to serve community needs.
The Minneapolis Foundation also works with others to improve the quality of life in our region and serve as a catalyst for discussion and action on critical issues.