Katina Mortensen

Katina Mortensen
Director of Public Policy 
Community Foundation contact

About Katina: Katina is a dedicated world traveler, a card and board game enthusiast, an aspiring yogi, and a mama of two little girls. As a dual German-American citizen, Katina is (relatively) fluent in German and tries to visit family in Europe when she can. When she has down time, she loves spending time on the Minneapolis chain of lakes, seeing friends and family, and trying new restaurants.

Resume Snippets: Katina came to MCF from Grassroots Solutions, an engagement strategy firm based in Minneapolis, where she had the opportunity to work with a number of local and national foundations, partnering with them on community engagement efforts, grantmaking initiatives, project planning, policy change efforts, training, facilitation, and assessment and evaluation. She received her Master's of Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in 2011. Katina is the director of MCF's public policy team, which promotes philanthropy and charitable giving and advocates for prosperity through inclusion and equity at the state and federal level. Katina organizes all public policy efforts toward a coherent, coordinated approach of lobbying, member engagement, and partner collaboration. She serves as the program lead for MCF's community foundation programming and policy-focused working groups.

Contact Katina for:

  • Learning about MCF's public policy work and how to get involved
  • Connecting with MCF's policy-focused working groups
  • Public policy-related media inquiries

Contact Katina by email at kmortensen@mcf.org or by phone at 612.335.3597.

(Katina is currently on parental leave, contact Interim Public Policy Director May Yang)