MCF’s Giving in Minnesota, 2012 Edition research showed 134 corporate foundations and formal giving programs in Minnesota in 2010 (the most recent year for which complete data are available).
Some of the names of giant retail or consumer goods companies – such as Target or General Mills – may be very familiar to you. But other large corporate grantmakers – such as business-to-business leader Pentair or agricultural stand-out CHS – may not be.
These and many other businesses of all sizes support our communities through charitable donations of money, products, services and volunteerism.
Don’t miss the data-rich article, Generous Corporate Support of Nonprofits, in the the summer issue of Giving Forum on corporate philanthropy. There you’ll learn more about how and where local corporations give, what they support, and if their giving is up or down in recent years.
– Susan Stehling, MCF communications associate