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


Family Foundation Roundtable: Legacy and Lessons Learned

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm
Northwest Area Foundation

Family foundations and donor advised funds across Minnesota have often flown under the radar and many operate with few or no staff; however, there is a legacy of Minnesota family philanthropy being integral in bold initiatives, taking risks and fi

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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?


Midwest Family Foundation Webinar Series: Legal Pitfalls - Do You Know What You Don't Know?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Description: After getting great legal advice while establishing the foundation, many family foundations plunge ahead without ongoing professional help.

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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?


Navigating Legal Issues for Family and Private Foundations

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Minnesota Council on Foundations

Description: Join family and private foundation peers in reviewing the most common legal dilemmas in foundation governance and management, featuring attorney Claire Topp of Dorsey & Whitney.

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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


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