Giving in Minnesota

About the Giving in Minnesota Report

The Minnesota Council on Foundations produced the first Giving in Minnesota report in 1978, recognizing the importance of transparency in the field of philanthropy, and public interest in understanding the landscape of foundation giving in Minnesota. The report is made possible from a partnership between MCF and Candid, the organization created through the merger of Foundation Center and GuideStar.

2020 Report Available Now

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The report includes the latest publicly available data about foundation giving in Minnesota, based on 2018 giving. New to this issue is a section based on MCF's 2020 Grantmaking and Practice Survey, which highlights responses from Minnesota organizations that provides a glimpse into 2021 giving after 2020 events that impacted communities throughout the state.

What’s Inside the Report

Readers gain insights into the scale and scope of grants recently made by Minnesota institutions, and into Minnesota from institutions outside of the state. Readers can also anticipate data related to overall grants given in 2018, plus details such as giving amounts by organization type, by region of the state (congressional district), from out-of-state funders, by subject area, and more.
 

How We Collect Data (Methodology)

Giving in Minnesota Data is collected through a variety of public sources, including: Candid, direct self-reporting by grantmakers (members of MCF), IRS forms 990, IRS statistics and Giving USA.

 

Why Should MCF Members Submit Data to MCF and Candid?

By submitting your Giving in Minnesota data early, you help us create the most current and comprehensive database within philanthropy. Help us go beyond what is publicly available to ensure we are accurately reflecting your work. Submit your organization’s data with Candid today and receive:

  • An interactive digital grant map
  • A Minnesota-specific grant map
  • A regional dashboard, visualizing Minnesota giving priorities, populations served, strategies and more


Submit Your Data to Candid in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Register for an Updater account
Step 2: Complete the Candid grants data template
Step 3: Email the completed template to egrants@candid.org
 

Questions?

MCF is here to support you every step of the way. Access Candid’s FAQs or contact MCF Communications and Research Specialist, Chris Oien at 612.455.6212 or email coien@mcf.org with additional data-related questions.

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