Benefits

For You and the People
You Serve

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. 

If you are part of an MCF member organization, contact us. Not a member? Let's talk about how you can get involved and realize the benefits of MCF membership. Contact MCF's Member Engagement Manager, Kristen Cullen at 612.335.3417.

Get to Know Your Foundation Type Liaison

Membership liaisons are your point of entry to MCF. Want to know more about your membership and MCF resources? Contact your foundation type liaison!

  • Community Foundation Liaison: Katina Mortensen, Director of Public Policy
  • Corporate Giving Liaison: Paul Masiarchin, Director of Member Services
  • Family Foundation Liaison: Kristen Cullen, Member Engagement and Grants Manager
  • 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:

  • Networks: In person and online, our peer networks and issue networks make it easy for you to meet and work with colleagues at other grantmaking organizations. Through our networks you have exclusive access to conversations taking place via MCF member Peer Email Lists, 15 different sub-groups of peers that you can email in order to ask questions and share resources.
     
  • Professional Development: Strengthen your work by attending our annual conference, workshops, other programs, issue briefings and more.
     
  • Visibility: We bring your organization's leadership and community involvement stories to a wider audience through our publications and the local media. 
     
  • Job Listings: Post your open positions for free on MCF's jobs board, visited over 8,000 times per month.
     
  • Voice: 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 DEI network and skills through our People of Color Network, DEI programs, and exclusive access to Transforming Philanthropy, a blended learning experience designed to help you identify and address white privilege. MCF also provides Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualified Administrators for individual members (beginning September 2021).
     
  • Research and Resources: We help you benchmark your work and improve effectiveness. Get philanthropy insights, learn best practices and view research documents from our Resource Library. For answers to your individual research questions, reach out to Chris Oien, Research and Communications Specialist. And for peer guidance, consider directing your question to an MCF member Peer Email List
     
  • Leadership: You can help shape the direction of philanthropy in Minnesota as a member of an MCF committee or the MCF board of directors. Members may sponsor special initiatives or initiate member briefings to strengthen philanthropy in Minnesota.
     
  • Impact Investing: We offer various resources including a member network to support your impact investing efforts. Members may invest in MCF’s fixed income bond fund, access legal documents to make a program related investment, and more. Contact Susan Hammel, MCF Executive in Residence, to start a conversation.
     
  • Leverage other resources: As an MCF member you may:
    • Purchase below-market-rate legal support. View our Member Discounts page for details.
    • Contract with MCF for grant intermediary services.
    • Tap the resources from the National Center for Family Philanthropy. View our Member Discounts page for details.
    • Receive a discount for an annual subscription to Community Foundation Express Training. View our Member Discounts page for details.
    • Host a meeting on-site at MCF’s office in Minneapolis (ask Brianna for details, 612.335.3559).
    • And much more.

MCF's good faith estimate of the value of goods and services provided to members for 2021 is $525.