Event Details


National Foundations

Thursday, December 01, 09:00 AM - Thursday, December 01, 2022, 12:00 PM
Thursday, December 01, 2022, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee: $89 for MCN members / $129 for nonmembers

Are you thinking about how to expand your grantseeking reach? You probably already know that one of out three grants to Minnesota nonprofits is awarded by non-Minnesota funders. So part of your thinking is how to get to those non-Minnesota funders. Here’s a good start.  

Join us for the annual Minnesota National Funders workshop with Access Philanthropy. It’s all about non-Minnesota funders who really do award lots of grants to Minnesota nonprofits like yours – Corporations, Mega-Funders, Faith-Based Funders, Specialty Groups and even Small Family Foundations that have a special place in their hearts for Minnesota causes.  

Steve Paprocki of Access Philanthropy will examine national funding sources that support work here and the larger context for their giving. Discover WHO these funders are, the emerging trends that inform their giving, and HOW to set your organization apart from the competition. 

No Mackenzie Scott guarantees, but here’s a good place for you to start or to expand.

This information-packed virtual workshop provides an in-depth overview of national foundations that fund in Minnesota, including:  

  • The current overall picture and the trends that are shaping it 
  • The top 50+ national foundations that fund in MN  
  • National corporations that fund in MN 
  • The biggest national funders in Minnesota and what they are interested in 
  • What it takes to attract national funding 
  • Different types of national funders and how to best approach them 

Event Details

Workshop registrants will receive a downloadable electronic directory containing more information on 100 national funders that give in Minnesota. In addition, participants will be granted free access, for two months, to Access Philanthropy's online funder database. Additional details will be shared during the National Foundations event.

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.

Captioning is provided automatically through Zoom. For information on requesting CART, ASL, or another accommodation, please visit our Registration Policies page.

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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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