Find ways to connect, strengthen and mobilize your work through your MCF membership.
When you become part of MCF you join a strong, nationally recognized tradition of grantmakers while gaining access to a vibrant philanthropic community collectively advancing prosperity and equity.
- Not a member? Let's talk about the benefits you will receive by joining MCF.
- Already a member? Let's talk about how you can get involved and realize the benefits of MCF membership.
Contact MCF's Director of Membership and Communications, Kristen Cullen to get started.
Get to Know Your Foundation Type Liaison
Foundation type liaisons are your point of entry to MCF. If you are interested in learning more about connecting with your peers and leveraging your foundation type resources, please reach out to your staff liaison.
- Community Foundation Liaison: Katina Mortensen, Director of Public Policy
- Corporate Giving Liaison: Paul Masiarchin, Vice President and Director of Member Services
- Family Foundation Liaison: Kristen Cullen, Director of Membership and Communications
- Private Independent Foundation Liaison: Josh Vang, Member Services Manager
Opportunities for MCF Members
If you are advancing philanthropy in Minnesota through work at an MCF-member organization, you have access to the following member-only opportunities, for organizational leaders, staff, donor advisors, board members and trustees:
We make it easy for you to meet and work with colleagues at other grantmaking organizations through our peer and issue networks. Our networks give you exclusive access to conversations taking place via MCF member Peer Email Lists. We offer different sub-groups of peers that you can email in order to ask questions and share resources.
We develop opportunities to strengthen your work through our annual conference, a variety of programs, issue briefings and more.
We bring your organization's leadership and community involvement stories to a wider audience through our publications and the local media.
We post your open positions for free on MCF job board, visited over 8,000 times per month.
We provide a unified voice to strengthen and protect philanthropy and advance the voice of philanthropy in support of inclusion and equity by representing you before elected officials, the media, nonprofits and the general public.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We help you to build your network and skills through our DEI programs, resources and exclusive access to Transforming Philanthropy, a blended learning experience designed to help you identify and address white privilege.
Research and Resources
We help you benchmark your work and improve effectiveness. Get philanthropy insights, learn best practices and view research documents from our Member Resource Center. For answers to your individual research questions, reach out to Chris Oien, Research and Resource Manager. For peer guidance, consider directing your question to an MCF member via a peer network.
We invite you to help shape the direction of philanthropy in Minnesota. As a member of MCF, you have the opportunity to join a committee or the MCF board of directors. Members may sponsor special initiatives or initiate member briefings to strengthen philanthropy in Minnesota.
We offer a deep reservoir of peer and expert impact investing resources including a member network to learn from peers, trade interest areas and share opportunities for deals. Members can explore place-based impact investing through a collaborative fixed income fund. Members can purchase Program Related Investment (PRI) legal templates. Not sure where to start? Schedule a chat with Susan Hammel, CFA, MCF Executive in Residence. Susan holds office hours for MCF members on Mondays and other days by request.
As a member of MCF, you have exclusive access to professional development, legal services, publication subscriptions and technology purchases through other organizations. Popular discounts include Community Foundation Express Training and access to programs of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. View our Member Discounts page to see all of the discounts.
We help you leverage other resources. As an MCF member you may:
- Contract with MCF for grant intermediary services.
- Host a meeting on-site at MCF’s office in Minneapolis (ask Brianna Kocka for details, 612.335.3559).
- And much more.
MCF's good faith estimate of the value of goods and services provided to members is $750 annually. Thank you for supporting MCF as we collectively advance prosperity and equity. MCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Tax ID: 41-1269275
If you would like more information on your MCF membership or if you are interested in learning how to join MCF, contact Kristen Cullen, Director of Membership and Communications.