The McKnight Foundation's mission is to advance a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. They envision a world that recognizes the dignity of every human being, celebrates the creativity of the arts and sciences, and comes together to protect our one and only Earth.
Our program seeks to build vibrant and equitable communities for all Minnesotans by working to transform existing systems and create new ones that enable every resident, regardless of race, geography, or income, to have opportunities for upward economic mobility, individual and generational wealth building, access to stable, affordable housing, and an ability to meaningfully and fairly engage in civic and democratic processes. Together, we can build a Minnesota defined by equity rather than disparity. We can create a Minnesota that celebrates and honors the diversity of all communities in this state. We can repair past harms and injustices, particularly for our Indigenous and Black communities, while also creating pathways of opportunity for all communities in our increasingly diverse state, including Black, Indigenous, immigrant, Asian, Latinx, and low-income communities.
Organizations or their projects/programming must achieve one or more of the following strategies: