We envision an equitable, just and vibrant Minnesota where all communities and people thrive.
We inspire generosity, advocate for equity and invest in community-led solutions.
Our Core Values
These are the pillars that we wholeheartedly believe in and guide us in our work.
COMMUNITY IS OUR COMPASS
We believe communities are best positioned to articulate and effectively respond to today's challenges. As a committed partner, we seek to transform the traditional funder/grantee relationship, authentically anchoring our work in community knowledge and expertise.
We listen to agents and agencies of change, to our donors and to each other with humility, knowing our most impactful work is informed by collaboration, diverse perspectives and many voices.
WE INNOVATE AND LEARN
We address today’s challenges, and continually evolve to meet the problems and opportunities of an unseen future. To do this, we take risks, embrace innovation and commit to learning from both mistakes and successes.
WE COMMIT TO EQUITY
Strengthened by a deeper understanding of the many facets of identity, we seek to dismantle the belief in and power structures that support a hierarchy of human value. To do this, we lift up values and voices of equity and justice in everything we do.
WE NURTURE PHILANTHROPY
We nurture a dynamic giving community. In trusted partnership, we support our donors to express their generosity, growing community-based resources to improve lives for generations to come.