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Public Policy

Promoting philanthropy and community prosperity and equity from the state legislature to the halls of Congress.

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MCF advocates to advance goals of promoting charitable giving and philanthropy and creating prosperity through inclusion and equity.

Our advocacy takes the voices of Minnesota grantmakers to Washington, D.C., to Minnesota state government in St. Paul and to policy conversations in communities throughout Minnesota.

Advocacy Agenda

MCF's Annual Advocacy Agenda highlights our advocacy priorities for the year. These are the set of issues we plan to focus on with a proactive commitment of time and resources.  MCF's Public Policy Compendium is our full compendium of public policy positions. We have an ongoing commitment to monitor and act on the issues included in the Compendium. 

Public Policy Programs

The best way to get connected with our public policy work is to join the MCF government relations and public policy committee. We also offer issue briefings, skill-building and learning opportunities to help you share what you learn through your grantmaking with policymakers and increase the impact of your grantmaking through advocacy and public policy.

Resources for Action

Our resources for action page provides you with valuable tools and information about other policy networks to help you incorporate advocacy and public policy into your grantmaking

Public policy positions adopted by MCF are the positions of the Council and not of its individual members. 

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Learn More

For more information, contact Katina Mortensen, Director of Public Policy.