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Minnesota State Arts Board encourages the creation, performance, and appreciation of the arts throughout the state through advocacy, grant funding, career growth and the development of collaborative partnerships.
Minnesota Department of Education works to assure educational equity, justice, fairness and inclusion so that all students have access to the opportunities to learn and develop to their fullest potentials. Their list of grant-funding opportunities for schools and related services are updated regularly.
Minnesota Department of Health provides programs, oversight and grant funding to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans.
Minnesota Attorney General’s Office provides a variety of informational guides for the management of nonprofit organizations, including key state laws and governance.
Minnesota Tribal Government lists the state-based tribes, their contact information, and related resources.
Charities Review Council provides a toolkit of standards for nonprofits to follow and for donors to use in order to build their funding relationships together.
Doing Good Together is a Minnesota-based national nonprofit that works to make community volunteering easy for every family. Click on the Minnesota link to find opportunities to assist your local nonprofit organizations.
Association of Fundraising Professionals – Minnesota Chapter is based in Maple Grove and connects colleagues around the state to share creative thinking, important updates and networking to help one another build funding skills to benefit their nonprofit clients.
Center for Nonprofit Management – University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis offers a degree program in nonprofit management along with seminars, training programs and consultation services on subjects such as board governance, fundraising, and other management topics.
Fractured Atlas is an online resource that provides artists the tools and help they need to focus more of their time on making art. Support includes help in raising money, managing risk, building an audience, finding space for art-making and performance venues, and learning business skills.
Free Management Library – Operated by Authenticity Consulting, this online Library provides links to materials on leadership and management of organizations, including the best practices to start, develop, operate, evaluate, and resolve problems in nonprofit organizations.
Hands On Twin Cities is another resource for volunteers to connect with nonprofit service opportunities specific to this area. They also provide leadership development workshops and assist in educating local residents on social issues.
LegalCORPS – assists eligible nonprofit organizations within the state to obtain free legal assistance on a wide variety of legal issues.
Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants provides volunteer accountants to assist nonprofit organizations, schools and other entities around the state.
Propel Nonprofits is the new name for the recently merged MAP for Nonprofits and Nonprofits Assistance Fund (NAF), with their headquarters located in Minneapolis. Together, they now offer expert management training, collaborative guidance and financial resources to help Minnesota organizations around the state fulfill their missions. They also provide Fiscal Sponsorship services as a great alternative to groups not yet ready to obtain 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
United Ways of Minnesota website lists all 38 regional offices in the state.
|FOUNDATION NAME||TOTAL ANNUAL GIVING|
|The Wells Fargo Foundation||$232,402,740|
|The McKnight Foundation||$87,796,380|
|The Saint Paul Foundation, Inc.||$58,391,784|
|The Minneapolis Foundation||$49,489,224|
|Otto Bremer Trust||$44,239,349|
|Medtronic Communities Foundation||$35,519,836|
|The Bush Foundation||$33,624,736|
|U.S. Bancorp Foundation||$26,512,493|
|General Mills Foundation||$25,900,513|
|Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation||$25,690,347|
|United Health Foundation||$23,456,894|
|Minnesota Community Foundation||$18,462,478|
|Northwest Area Foundation||$16,448,298|
|InFaith Community Foundation||$15,991,919|
|The Hormel Foundation||$15,207,957|
|Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota||$13,641,903|
|The Blandin Foundation||$11,047,640|
|Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation||$10,325,406|
|Central Minnesota Community Foundation||$8,387,819|
|Best Buy Foundation||$8,033,354|
|Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation||$7,622,293|
|Land O’Lakes Foundation||$7,615,193|
|Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation||$7,263,256|
|The Cargill Foundation||$6,778,500|
|The Xcel Energy Foundation||$6,441,143|
|F. R. Bigelow Foundation||$6,104,991|
|Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation||$4,789,250|
|RBC Foundation – USA||$4,052,645|
|George Family Foundation||$3,862,222|
|I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation||$3,756,687|
|Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation||$3,702,168|
|J.A. Wedum Foundation||$3,612,775|
|West Central Initiative||$3,470,688|
|FOUNDATION NAME||GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS|
|Bloomington Community Foundation||Bloomington, MN|
|Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota||MN|
|Central Minnesota Community Foundation||Central MN, International|
|Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, and Region||Polk County, MN; Grand Forks County, ND|
|Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation||Northeastern Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis and/or Douglas and Bayfield counties in northwestern Wisconsin.|
|Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation||Clay County, MN; Cass County, ND|
|Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation||Grand Rapids, MN area, Itatska County, MN;|
|Greater Wayzata Community Foundation||Wayzata, MN area|
|Greater White Bear Lake Community Foundation||Birchwood Village, Dellwood, Grant, Mahtomedi, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township and Willernie, MN|
|Headwaters Foundation for Justice||MN, WI|
|Initiative Foundation||Benton, Cass, Chisago, Crow Wing, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright counties, MN|
|Minnesota Community Foundation||MN|
|Northwest Minnesota Foundation||Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Roseau Counties; and Red Lake Reservation and White Earth Reservation, MN|
|Rochester Area Foundation||Rochester, MN; Olmsted County, MN|
|Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation||Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, and Winona Counties MN|
|Southwest Initiative Foundation||Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Swift, and Yellow Medicine counties, MN.|
|St. Croix Valley Foundation||The St. Croix Valley of Minnesota and Wisconsin|
|St. Louis Park Community and Youth Development Fund||St. Louis Park, MN;|
|The Minneapolis Foundation||Twin Cities region, MN|
|The Saint Paul Foundation, Inc.||Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties, MN|
|The Virginia Community Foundation||Virginia, MN|
|West Central Initiative||Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties, MN|
|Winona Community Foundation||Within 15 miles of Winona, MN|