Event Details


Small Family Foundations

Tuesday, June 28, 01:00 PM - Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 04:00 PM
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Fee: $89 for MCN members / $129 for nonmembers
An annual favorite for nonprofit fundraisers and executive directors returns with Small Family Foundations.

Defined as giving less than $500,000 annually, small family foundations are the largest and fastest growing segment of institutional philanthropy in Minnesota, growing at a rate of nearly 35 percent every two years.

More than 1,000 small family foundations support Minnesota nonprofits, collectively giving more than $90 million in grants annually. Many of these foundations are headquartered outside of Minnesota, but view Minnesota as their primary funding focus.

Are you talking to these funders? Do you know who they are? If not, this is the workshop for you!

Access Philanthropy maintains the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of small family foundations located in and/or funding primarily in Minnesota. They have done comprehensive research on what small family foundations are like, what they like, and how to get them to like you. In this workshop you’ll find out who these small family foundations are; what these foundations are funding and what they want from you; and how to approach them – first steps, strategies, building relationships.

Join Access Philanthropy president Steve Paprocki for an information- and insight packed presentation followed by small group conversations by subsector/focus area facilitated by Access Philanthropy advisors and community contacts.

Workshop attendees will receive, among other benefits:

  • An online booklet containing information and descriptions of 100+ small family foundations giving Minnesota
  • 30 minutes of “just you and me” time with one of Access Philanthropy’s senior advisors on nearly any topic

Event Details

This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.

This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants after the live event.

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Speaker Information

Steve PaprockiSteve Paprocki, president of Access Philanthropy, has spent his entire professional career in philanthropy—as a foundation director, fundraiser, trainer, donor consultant, author, researcher, and lobbyist. With 45 years of philanthropic experience, he knows his stuff. He draws on his diverse experience and connections to help you meet the right people and meet your goals.

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