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Share Your Data

Learn how to submit your annual grantmaking data for MCF's research.

Why Should MCF Members Share Grantmaking Data?

By sharing your grantmaking data each year, you help MCF create the annual Giving in Minnesota report, the most current and comprehensive guide to philanthropic activity in our state. You take control of your data, ensuring it is submitted in a timely fashion and accurately reflects your priorities and intent. Submitting your data also provides you with access to exclusive information about Minnesota's philanthropic giving.

When you submit your data to Candid, you:

  • Contribute to Minnesota's regional dashboard, updated in real time by Candid, visualizing Minnesota giving priorities, populations served, strategies and more
  • Receive a subscription to Foundation Maps, allowing you to view and search all of Candid's grants data
  • Get access to a Minnesota-specific grant map (available only to MCF members)
  • Enable MCF to generate the Giving in Minnesota report (publicly available; and more accurate when your data is included)

When is the Data Submission Deadline?

Please submit your organization’s 2022 and 2023 data to Candid by July 31, 2024, by following the steps below.

Submit Your Data in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Complete the Candid grants data template with your 2022 and 2023 giving data
Step 2: Email the completed template to
Step 3: Watch for MCF's complementary survey in July

Learn how to share your grants data with Candid:


MCF is here to support you every step of the way. Access Candid’s FAQs or contact MCF Research and Resources Manager, Chris Oien at 612.455.6212 or