Serve on the MCF Board or a Committee

Together, We Are MCF

The Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) is an association of grant makers working to advance prosperity and equity through connecting, mobilizing and strengthening the field of philanthropy in Minnesota.  Nearly 150 members represent grantmaking throughout the state, providing millions of dollars and non-financial resources to nonprofits annually. Members include family and private independent foundations, community and other public foundations, and corporate foundations and giving programs.

Lead With Us

MCF welcomes philanthropy professionals who bring diverse experience and perspectives to how they connect, strengthen and mobilize their voice – with a strong pulse to the needs of communities they serve. 

Considerations

MCF seeks candidates who are committed to collectively advancing prosperity and equity; while upholding and bringing values of diversity, equity and inclusion forward as catalysts within their field. The MCF Governance Committee will develop a slate of candidates to be approved by the membership in December.

In developing the slate, they will consider a variety of factors including each candidate’s background and experience in the following areas:

  • Technical competency and knowledge of best practices and Principles in Grantmaking
  • Professional background and contributions to those of the current Board members and other nominees
  • Demonstrated integrity, objectivity and discipline
  • Commitment to MCF’s values of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Active engagement in MCF’s activities

MCF Board Candidate Prerequisites

  • Affiliation with a current MCF member organization (in good standing)
  • Ability to attend 4-6 board meetings per year (virtual or in-person)
  • Ability to participate in at least one MCF Committee (committees typically meet 4-6 times per year)
  • Ability to complete one or two - three-year term(s)

MCF Committee Candidate Prerequisites

  • Affiliation with a current MCF member organization (in good standing)
  • Ability to attend MCF Committee meetings (typically meet 4-6 times per year)
  • Ability to complete one or two – one-year term(s)

2021 MCF Board or Committee Application

Complete the application here. If you have questions or need assistance completing the application form, please contact MCF Governance and Operations Specialist, Brianna Kocka at 612.335.3559 or email bkocka@mcf.org.

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Application Deadline

Applications are accepted until 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2020.

Learn More

View MCF Board and Committee descriptions
View current MCF Board and Committee Directors and Officers