Areas of Interest

Photo: Seeds for Progress

Photo: Northside Achievement Zone

Expanding Opportunities for Children and Families

To address the complex issues facing families and communities living in poverty, we believe that education is key. We help expand opportunities for children and families in Minneapolis and Saint Paul neighborhoods.

Photo: Land Stewardship Project

Sustaining Environmental Systems

Reducing and repairing environmental harms and promoting effective environmental solutions and stewardship require that the communities most affected are the ones to acquire, share, implement, and lead the change to create healthy land and water systems.

Photo: OneVillage Partners

Strengthening Developing Communities

In developing countries across the world, families in poverty face challenges in accessing economic opportunities, education, housing, and healthcare. We support creating and implementing sustainable solutions, in partnership with the community.

Photo: Eastern Congo Initiative

Enhancing Community Through Impact Investments

Our investment strategies focus on making an impact. This approach ensures a stable capital base for grantmaking in the future while improving the well-being of communities. We accept information on impact investment opportunities that will produce a social or environmental benefit and a financial return.

“There’s no limit to what we can accomplish when we work together.”

Mort Mortenson

Photo: Mississippi Park Connection