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Grantmaking Public Charity Dues

MCF’s grantmaking public charity members take many forms, and often resemble community foundations. They include public charities that make grants, operate programs and may serve as funding intermediaries. These include, but are not limited to, Minnesota Initiative Foundations and United Way agencies. The category of Grantmaking Public Charity is used solely for the purposes of calculating dues and does not impact MCF's programs or peer networks.

Given that MCF’s grantmaking public charity members often have many community-facing programs that would not benefit from MCF membership, their dues are assessed based on regular grantmaking. Regular grantmaking includes any funding strategies that occur year-after-year.

Grantmaking public charities self-report annual regular grantmaking from their most recent completed fiscal year; this is often equivalent to Page 1, Part 1, Line 13, “Current Year” on completed 990 forms. Some one-time non-recurring grantmaking may be disregarded, on a case-by-case basis.


Dues Level

Under $50,000














































$130,000,000 & over


Ready to Renew Your Membership?

Please complete the online membership form to renew your membership. Each organization has been assigned one primary contact; if you would like that contact changed or if you need additional help, please contact Jill Chi, Member Services Manager.

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Learn more about how you can show your support by sponsoring an MCF project, program, event, or network.

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

Jill Chi

Contact Information

Please contact Jill Chi, Member Services Manager, if you wish to discuss your MCF membership options. If the dues model creates a barrier for continued membership, please reach out to Jill to determine an implementation plan.