Affiliated Networks

Affiliated Networks advance Minnesota’s philanthropic sector in various ways. Affiliated Networks may augment services from MCF through a fee-for-service structure.

Current Affiliated Networks

CHANGE Philanthropy unifies identity-focused philanthropic affinity groups into an empowered coalition. MCF partners with the local affinity groups on this page.

Corporate Volunteerism Council – Twin Cities (CVC-TC) consists of corporate and nonprofit members who promote volunteerism to improve communities. Learn more online or contact

Finish Strong Funders Coalition for Aging Services connects public and private funders dedicated to supporting older adults in the community. Contact Rajean Moone to learn more.

Heading Home Minnesota Funders Collaborative consists of foundations and intermediaries focused on preventing and ending homelessness. Learn more online or contact

Legal Services Funders Group is an open group for philanthropic partners to learn more about the legal services ecosystem and current issues in Minnesota. Contact Tessa Wetjen to learn more.

Minnesota Network of STEM Funders & Supporters is an informal group of business and foundation leaders that support STEM education and workforce development. Contact Tim Barrett to learn more. 

National Center for Family Philanthropy advocates for the value of family philanthropy. NCFP's research and learning opportunities are offered as an exclusive benefit to MCF members

PEAK Grantmaking is member-led national association of professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations. Sign up for a free PEAK Grantmaking membership online.

Start Early Funders Coalition for Children & Minnesota’s Future provides leadership and funding for research, program development and public policy to improve early childhood efforts. Learn more online.

Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of Minnesota-focused philanthropic groups but represents key areas of MCF engagement.