Minnesota Grantmakers 2021 (Greater Minnesota Presentations)
NOTE: This event is for nonprofits interested in statewide and Greater Minnesota (available by region) funder outlooks.
Grant funding has become an even more crucial resource for nonprofits as the economic and operational challenges of COVID-19 deepen their impacts. The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits invites you to Minnesota Grantmakers 2021, formerly known as Minnesota Foundations, an annual exploration of trends and financial outlooks of dozens of the most important Minnesota foundations AND state agencies (new!).
A team of panelists conduct interviews with foundation and state representatives and then offer key insights you won't find anywhere else. Join MCN for one of six Regional Grantmakers 2021 events. You will have the opportunity to hear from and connect with funding organizations in your region to learn what’s new in their grantmaking and whether they are the right match for your grant seeking.
Participants will receive a recording of the statewide presentation and a complimentary copy of MCN's digital 2021 Minnesota Grants Directory (please note: a very limited number of hard copy directories are available for those who face barriers to access due to geography, socio-economic status, disability, and/or technological accessibility. If you qualify, please contact email@example.com).
You will have the option of selecting a region-specific event during the registration process. You must select the region(s) you want to attend in order to be placed on the roster, otherwise you will not be registered for a regional presentation.
Please note that the dates and times of each regional presentation are different. You will receive the access information for the regional presentation registered for prior to the start of the presentation.
West Central – January 14, 10 – 11 a.m.
Lexi Oestreich, Program Director, FM Area Foundation
Wendy Merrick, Director of Programs, West Central Initiative
Thomas Hill , Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Cass Clay
Holly Witt, Executive Director, Alexandria Community Foundation
Mary Phillipe, Executive Director, United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties
Jen Jabas, Executive Director, United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties
Southeast – January 19, 9 – 10 a.m.
Jeremy Emmi, Community Impact Officer, Rochester Area Foundation,
Susan Fargo Prosser, Division of Community and Government Engagement, Mayo Clinic Foundation
Sarah Beiswanger, Community Grants and Nonprofits Specialist, Mankato Area Foundation
Nancy Brown, President/CEO, Winona Community Foundation,
Emily Johnston, Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Olmsted County
Southwest – January 21, 9 – 10 a.m.
Pablo Obregon, Community Engagement Officer, South West Initiative Foundation
Sarah Kicmal, President/CEO, United Way of Southwest MN
Nicole DeBoer, Executive Director, Southwest MN Arts Council
Northeast – January 27, 9 – 10 a.m.
Drew Digby, Executive Director, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council
Joan Gardner-Goodno, Executive Director, Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation
Sonja Merrild, Director of Grants, Blandin Foundation
Michelle Morris, Director of Community Philanthropy, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
Don Ness, Executive Director, Ordean Foundation
Erik Torch, Director of Grantmaking, Northland Foundation
Central - February 2, 12 - 1 p.m.
Amy Trombley, Director of Education Partnership, United Way
Zach Tabatt, Nonprofit Development Program Officer, Initiative Foundation
Katherine Grochow, Director of Community Programs, CommunityGiving
Vicki Chepulis, Grants & Program Coordinator, The Five Wings Arts Council
Northwest – February 4, 12 - 1 p.m.
Becca Baumbach, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Region
Michael W. Neusser, Vice President for Operations, The Northwest Minnesota Foundation
Denae Alamano, Executive Director, United Way of Bemidji Area
Laura Seter, Executive Director, Region 2 Arts Council