McKnight Foundation

McKnight Foundation

Working to strengthen communities families and individuals.

Foundation | Americas | Community Development | Sustainable Energy

 Profile Provided By: Nathan Wade

Overview

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.The McKnight Foundation is unusual in being one of the country's largest foundations while remaining anchored in one state and still under the direction of the family board.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. Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight the foundation had assets of approximately $2.2 billion and granted about $87 million in 2016.

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2017

 Debt MRI

PosiGen

To help lowering customer utility bills.

PosiGen has proven to be a leader in providing homeowners...

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Access to Energy

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United States of America

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Thomas Neyhart

2016

 $21,3M Equity

Midwestern BioAg

Better farming through better soil

At Midwestern BioAg our focus on soil health helps farmers...

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Agricultural Productivity

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United States of America

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Tony Michaels

2015

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Natural Capital Investment Fund

Providing affordable flexible capital and advisory services

Natural Capital Investment Fund finances and advises small to mid...

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Income/Productivity Growth
Capacity Building
Access to Financial Services

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United States of America

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Anna Tefft
Marten Jenkins

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Headquarters :

710 South 2nd Street, Suite 400
Minneapolis Minnesota 55401
United States of America



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Last Update: Nov 02, 2017 11:39 a.m.

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