Issue Networks: Strengthen

Issue Networks provide opportunities for MCF members to engage in peer learning, work toward a common goal, and change systems. Issue Networks may support MCF’s public policy agenda and always support MCF’s goal of creating a more prosperous, inclusive, and equitable Minnesota by eliminating disparities.

Issue Networks are generally hosted by MCF staff and chaired by MCF members. MCF hosts a limited number of groups that are: (1) directly aligned with MCF’s sector-wide strategic priorities, or (2) annually funded by MCF members.

Looking to Join an MCF Issue Network?

MCF Issue Networks

Democracy Funders Working Group

  • A network for members interested in addressing grantmaking practices, issues, and public policy and systems change related to strengthening democratic systems and civic engagement.
  • MCF Lead: Xp Lee | Connect on the Hub

Health Funders Working Group

  • The Health Funders Working Group is for members interested in issues around health and health care.
  • MCF Lead: Josh Vang

Impact Investing Network

Minnesota Disaster Philanthropy Working Group

  • A network for members interested in addressing grantmaking practices, issues, and gaps or opportunities in systems and policy related to disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and long-term community resiliency.
  • MCF Lead: Katina Mortensen | Connect on the Hub 

Minnesota Food Funders Network

  • A group of Minnesota-based funders who make informed, coordinated and strategic investments to improve key facets of our food system.
  • MCF Lead: Paul Masiarchin | Connect on the Hub