Past Events


MCF Member Initiated Briefing: Conversations in Philanthropy - Supporting Muslim, Arab, and South Asian (MASA) Communities in Minnesota

Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Bush Foundation

This MCF member-initiated briefing is a partnership between RISE Together Fund (a Proteus Fund initiative), the Bush Foundation, the Initiative Foundation, Headwaters Foundation, the Minneapolis Foundation, the Council on American-Islamic Relation


Can a Village Build Financial Power in Black Communities?

Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
The Association for Black Economic Power Office

Could the establishment of Minnesota’s only Black-led financial institution lead to greater financial power for our Black communities?


Engaging Community and Employees in Grant Review

Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Headwaters Foundation for Justice

Description: While foundations of all types are moving towards more participatory grant review processes, there is an art to getting the right people around the table and setting the conditions for equitable outcomes.


Mission Investing Network: Investment Governance and Reporting

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
Bush Foundation, Mississippi Room

Description: Join with mission investing network peers to share what is working and what you’ve learned in developing your organization’s governance and reporting of program and mission-related investments.


People of Color Network: Breakfast

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
MCF, 800 Washington Ave N, Suite 703, Minneapolis, MN 55401

At this informal breakfast, leaders of color from Minnesota foundations will connect and share stories to build community.


Philanthropy in Action: Immigrants and Refugees

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Greater Twin Cities United Way

What can funders learn from the current experiences of Minnesota’s immigrant and refugee communities? How are Minnesota funders currently showing up to support these communities?


Rural Funders Working Group Meeting: Funding in Rural - Tapping Local and Broader Resources

Friday, September 8, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
St. Cloud, MN

Description: How can regional and statewide funders do rural grantmaking well? How can local funders tap into other local resources & bring outside resources into their communities?


Developing and Implementing Content Strategy with a Small Team

Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Minnesota Council on Foundations

Description: When you advertise, you essentially rent a publication’s or television station’s audience. The problem is audiences are not as “owned” as they once were, avoiding advertisements whenever they can.


Program Officers Network Meeting

Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Minnesota Council on Foundations

Description: The purpose of the Program Officers Network is for those member foundation staff working as program officers or aspiring to  work as a program officer to connect with their peers, exchange information, and learn from


Public Policy Retreat: Making the Case for the Independent Sector

Friday, June 16, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Minnesota Philanthropy Partners

Description: Join MCF for a summer public policy retreat that will explore how we make the case for the independent sector using a democracy frame.


Working with Intermediaries

Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Description: When might it be most effective to fund through an intermediary organization? What are some important qualities to look for an intermediary? What are some typical structures for an intermediary funding relationship?


Rural Funders Working Group Meeting: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Rural Communities

Friday, May 5, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Brainerd Lakes Chamber

Description: As philanthropy works to advance its charitable mission, the topics of diversity, inclusion, and equity play a central role for many of our organizations.  Much has been written and speculated about rural attitudes to


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