Like many nonprofits, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) has received generous grant support from a variety of grantmaking organizations throughout its 35+ year existence. Foundations play a key role in the sustainability and broad reach of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). Their support ensures that Minnesota nonprofits have access to vital education, resources, and research, as well as a allied voice on public policy issues of importance to all nonprofits on local, state, and federal levels.
On occasion, however, foundations have expressed a desire to provide financial support for MCN's work outside of the traditional grantmaking process. As a result, MCN created foundation membership as a way for philanthropic organizations to help strengthen and expand the impact of Minnesota's nonprofit sector.
Grantmakers and foundations are encouraged to become members at one of the following leadership levels that best matches their resource availability and desired level of support. This critical operating support is vital to MCN's ongoing efforts advocate, adapt, innovate, and create a thriving network for nonprofits in every corner of our state.
Benefits of this custom membership include traditional nonprofit member benefits, as well as special recognition as a foundation supporter on MCN's website, in MCN's annual report, and at the MCN Annual Conference.