Submit Your Grantmaking Data

Why Should MCF Members Submit Data on Grantmaking?

By submitting your grantmaking data each year, you help us create our 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.

Submit your organization’s data also opens up more opportunities for you to access information about Minnesota's philanthropic giving throughout the year. When you submit your data to Candid, you in turn receive and contribute to:

  • Your own interactive digital grant map
  • Access to a Minnesota-specific grant map, available only to MCF members
  • Our regional dashboard, updated in real time by Candid, visualizing Minnesota giving priorities, populations served, strategies and more

When is This Year’s Data Due?

Please submit your organization’s 2020 and 2021 data to Candid by July 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., by following the steps below.

Submit Your Data in 2 Easy Steps

Step 1: Complete the Candid grants data template with your 2020 and 2021 giving data
Step 2: Email the completed template to

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 Communications and Research Specialist, Chris Oien at 612.455.6212 or email with additional data-related questions.