The nominations are in, the selection committee has made its picks, and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits have announced the finalists for the 2012 Nonprofit Mission Awards! These awards honor nonprofits that make outstanding contributions to Minnesota’s high quality of life.
Two MCF members are the finalists for the award for Responsive Philanthropy: Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and Northland Foundation. Their finalist profiles highlight Women’s Foundation’s of Minnesota’s work on the MN Girls Are Not For Sale campaign to help end the prostitution of Minnesota girls, and Northland Foundation’s Strengthening Communities Initiative to increase the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of nonprofit partners to address broad economic recovery issues.
Finalists in the other categories include:
- Innovation: Avenues for Homeless Youth, Charities Review Council, and “Start to Finish” Pro Bono Expungement Project
- Advocacy: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid – St. Cloud Office, OutFront Minnesota, and The Advocates for Human Rights
- Anti-Racism: Rochester Civic Theatre, World Without Genocide, and Youth Performance Company
Voting is open now through August 3. Learn more and pick your favorites at the Minnesota Nonprofit Awards website. And be sure you’re registered for MCF and MCN’s joint annual conference, Allied for Action, where the winners will be presented with their awards over lunch on November 2.
Congratulations to all the finalists!