Advertise or Sponsor

Publications produced by the Minnesota Council on Foundations are sought-after sources that nonprofits, foundations and corporate grantmakers turn to for news and information on charitable giving.


Web Pages at Advertisers will have prime visibility for a full month on the MCF Home page; the MCF Jobs Board, the most visited page of; or the six Website Landing Pages. The site gets an average of 54,000 monthly visits from 16,000 unique visitors. 

MCF Notes and Giving Memo: MCF's free weekly e-newsletter for members, MCF Notes, and monthly e-newsletter for nonprofits and others, Giving Memo, are distributed to more than 5,300 subscribers. The newsletters give readers current, need-to-know information on Minnesota grantmaking.

Magazine Advertising

Giving Forum magazine connects members of Minnesota’s philanthropic and nonprofit communities with one another and with trusted resources. The magazine features diverse contributors who inspire readers with innovative ideas and share how they turned their ideas into impact.

If you provide legal counsel, financial advice, professional development, strategic planning or other products or services to foundations or nonprofits, your Giving Forum ad will immediately associate your brand with MCF’s community credibility. Grantmakers interact with Minnesota’s many nonprofit employees daily, offering advice to help nonprofits flourish and communities thrive.

Giving Forum is sent to more than 2,500 leaders at foundations and corporate giving programs throughout Minnesota. Issues are available online to employees of all Minnesota foundations and nonprofits, with a link emailed directly to 3,700 nonprofit staff members. 

To Place an Ad

For information on all of the above, including ad specs, rates and editorial calendars, see the 2020 Advertisement Rates (PDF). If you have questions regarding the 2020 MCF Ad Rate PDF, please contact Paul Masiarchin.

Job Postings

MCF's Jobs Board lists job openings in Minnesota's grantmaking, nonprofit and related sectors. MCF members can post jobs free of charge. Other organizations can post jobs for a fee.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Enjoy the benefits of sponsoring an MCF educational program for grantmakers, an annual conference or the summer membership party. As a sponsor you can reach influential leaders from Minnesota's philanthropic community and support their work improving our state. Please contact Paul Masiarchin for more information on 2019 opportunities.

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