McKnight Gives $1 Million in Grants Inspired by George Floyd’s Life

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

In honor of George Floyd’s memory, the McKnight Foundation will award unsolicited $100,000 grants to 10 organizations that make Minnesota a more welcoming, supportive, and inclusive place.

These one-time trust-based grants recognize groups beyond our current grantees and affirm their work toward healing and systemic justice.

Each week for 10 weeks, we will announce a new award recipient that connects to our vision of a more equitable Minnesota—the type of place that would have sparked and enabled, not extinguished, the lives of George Floyd, Philando Castile, Jamal Clark, Daunte Wright, and so many more. These Black-led organizations in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota take a holistic and cultural approach to strengthening and healing the Black community by supporting individuals, families, and communities. Their work represents a sample of community solutions crafted to combat systemic racism.

Learn more on McKnight's website