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05/01/17: Roundup: Impact Investing Media Coverage
04/26/17: Star Tribune: Minnesota foundations create investment fund for financial, social returns
04/25/17: The NonProfit Times: MN Foundations Tie $17 Million to Impact
04/20/17: Philanthropy News Digest: MCF Launches Minnesota Impact Investing Collaborative
04/19/17: ImpactAlpha: MN foundations invest $17 million in affordable housing and small business bond
04/18/17: Mission Investors Exchange: MN Philanthropy Leads with $17.1 Million Investment for Social Good and Financial Returns
04/17/17: MinnPost: As the State Demographer’s office gears up to count Minnesotans, can it count on the Legislature?
04/16/17: Star Tribune: Minnesota at risk of losing a Congressional seat after 2020 Census
04/14/17: InForum: Minnesota prepares to make sure all rural residents are counted in census
03/11/17: Star Tribune: U.N. global goals push Minnesota foundations to 'think globally, act locally'
02/04/17: St. Cloud Times: Investing in kids is worth it
01/24/17: Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal: Cool Offices: A homey headquarters for MCF

09/20/16: Austin Daily Herald: 75 years, $197M; Austin recognizes The Hormel Foundation’s contributions
09/12/16: Star Tribune: Oldest Minnesota charity reaches 150 year milestone
07/10/16: Star Tribune: Minnesota emerging as a leader in global philanthropy
06/15/16: Univ of MN Alumni Assoc: Early Riser: Trista Harris
04/18/16: D5 State of the Work: Building a diverse leadership pipeline to tackle the issue of equity
03/24/16: Minnesota Public Radio: Three women leaders in Minnesota philanthropy discuss the future
02/09/16: Minnesota Public Radio: Charitable Giving Increasing from Top Minnesota Donors
02/10/16: Star Tribune: Minnesota's Top Philanthropies Gave $1.3 Billion in 2014
02/10/16: Mpls./St. Paul Business Journal: Margaret A. Cargill Bumps Target as State's Top-ranked Grantmaker
01/27/16: Twin Cities Business: Is Mark Zuckerberg's Charitable Giving a Game Changer?
01/09/16: Grand Forks Herald: Philanthropic futurist sees social media, race changing the scope of charitable giving
01/05/16: Chronicle of Philanthropy: 40 Under 40: Who's Solving the Problems of Today — and Tomorrow

11/11/15: Star Tribune: Giving Back: Billion-dollar Benefactors
11/01/15: Carlson School Alumni Magazine: The Business of Giving
09/15/15: Chronicle of Philanthropy: It's Not Enough to Talk About Diversity
09/04/15: Star Tribune: Foundations pave the way for more racially diverse young leaders
04/05/15: Duluth News: Local View: Endow MN can keep transferred wealth in the state
03/29/15: DL Online: Foundations have big impact
01/15/15: MPR: MN Next: Thinking differently about diversity with MCF's Alfonso Wenker

12/04/14: Pioneer Press: MN nonprofits say charitable giving at pre-recession levels 
12/04/14: MPR: MN boosts charitable giving as economy recovers
12/04/14: Star Tribune: Foundation survey: Minnesotans donated $5.7 billion in 2012
12/04/14: MinnPost: Improved economy leads to more individual charitable giving in Minnesota
11/12/14: WCCO: Trista Harris answers a Good Question: How much do Minnesotans donate?