McKnight Foundation

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The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. We use all our resources to attend, unite, and empower those we serve. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, education equity, youth engagement, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience research, international crop research, and rural livelihoods. Our primary geographic focus is the state of Minnesota, with significant support also directed to strategies throughout the U.S. and in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.

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MCKNIGHT FOUNDATION AWARDS 4Q GRANTS TOTALING $29.8 MILLION

Philanthropy News Digest | January 08, 2019

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The Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling $29.8 million to a hundred and ninety-eight nonprofits.Nineteen grants totaling $3.3 million were awarded through the foundation's Midwest Climate & Energy program, which works to advance climate and energy leadership in the region, with the goal of reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and positioning the Upper Midwest as a model for climate action. Grantees include TakeAction Minneso...

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BOOSTERS DONATE $69K, 2,000 HOURS

The Jacksonville Boosters Foundation | January 13, 2020

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Continuing a history of civic projects and aiding other groups, the Jacksonville Boosters Foundation donated $69,174 for projects in 2019, while the associated Jacksonville Boosters Club provided 2,000 hours in volunteer labor to support a variety of efforts. While one large project boosted this year’s total, $260,000 has been awarded by the foundation since 2012. A Path Through Time, one of the boosters’ projects, received the largest award of $26,190 toward installation of 14 grani...

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BRIGHTON TWP. EMPLOYEES RAISE OVER $500 FOR LOCAL NONPROFIT

Brighton Twp. | January 14, 2020

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Brighton Township employees who wanted to wear jeans to work were able to raise over $500 for a local nonprofit organization doing just that. Earlier this month, township employees completed their yearly fundraiser and raised a total of $530 for Blue Star Service Dogs. Blue Star Service Dogs rescues and trains shelter dogs, and pairs them with veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury. Township Clerk Joe Riker, along with Treasurer Rose Drouillard and other staff mem...

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FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM RECEIVES BANK OF AMERICA GRANT

Bank of America | January 13, 2020

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The Portland-based chapter of a growing national financial literacy nonprofit organization has received a $200,000 grant to increase its outreach. Bank of America announced in November that it had awarded the grant to Financial Beginnings Oregon. The organization will use the funds to reach an additional 5,000 Oregonians with free financial education. "The Oregon Department of Education sets financial literacy standards at every grade level, but the teachers aren't supported and the stu...

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MCKNIGHT FOUNDATION AWARDS 4Q GRANTS TOTALING $29.8 MILLION

Philanthropy News Digest | January 08, 2019

The Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling $29.8 million to a hundred and ninety-eight nonprofits.Nineteen grants totaling $3.3 million were awarded through the foundation's Midwest Climate & Energy program, which works to advance climate and energy leadership in the region, with the goal of reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and positioning the Upper Midwest as a model for climate action. Grantees include TakeAction Minneso...

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BOOSTERS DONATE $69K, 2,000 HOURS

The Jacksonville Boosters Foundation | January 13, 2020

Continuing a history of civic projects and aiding other groups, the Jacksonville Boosters Foundation donated $69,174 for projects in 2019, while the associated Jacksonville Boosters Club provided 2,000 hours in volunteer labor to support a variety of efforts. While one large project boosted this year’s total, $260,000 has been awarded by the foundation since 2012. A Path Through Time, one of the boosters’ projects, received the largest award of $26,190 toward installation of 14 grani...

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BRIGHTON TWP. EMPLOYEES RAISE OVER $500 FOR LOCAL NONPROFIT

Brighton Twp. | January 14, 2020

Brighton Township employees who wanted to wear jeans to work were able to raise over $500 for a local nonprofit organization doing just that. Earlier this month, township employees completed their yearly fundraiser and raised a total of $530 for Blue Star Service Dogs. Blue Star Service Dogs rescues and trains shelter dogs, and pairs them with veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury. Township Clerk Joe Riker, along with Treasurer Rose Drouillard and other staff mem...

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FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM RECEIVES BANK OF AMERICA GRANT

Bank of America | January 13, 2020

The Portland-based chapter of a growing national financial literacy nonprofit organization has received a $200,000 grant to increase its outreach. Bank of America announced in November that it had awarded the grant to Financial Beginnings Oregon. The organization will use the funds to reach an additional 5,000 Oregonians with free financial education. "The Oregon Department of Education sets financial literacy standards at every grade level, but the teachers aren't supported and the stu...

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