Advocacy Agenda

Advocacy Agenda

MCF engages in advocacy and public policy as a means to advance is purpose as a vibrant philanthropic community working collectively to advance prosperity and equity.

 

Through public policy advocacy and facilitation of civic discourse we seek to:

  1. foster trust and understanding of philanthropy
  2. actively promote policies that elevate the impact of philanthropy
  3. support our members and key allies in their efforts to have an impact through a strategic focus on policy priorities that lead to a future of prosperity and equity for all Minnesotans.

MCF's Annual Advocacy Agenda includes our advocacy priorities for the year, the narrow set of issues we are going to "lean into" with proactive commitment to make progress on creating change during the coming year.  

MCF's Legislative Statement is our compendium of public policy statements and positions. We have an ongoing commitment to monitor and act on the issues included in the Legislative Statement.

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

For more information, contact MCF's director of public policy and communication Bob Tracy at btracy@mcf.org, 612.335.3558 or 651.329.1794 (cell), or program manager Katina Mortensen at kmortensen@mcf.org or 612.335.3597. 
 
"Change-oriented mission statements - by necessity - require a foundation to pursue public policy efforts that attempt to fundamentally change how the system operates." - Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation (formerly CEO and president of The Minneapolis Foundation and MCF board member)