Insights into Philanthropy: Mortenson Family Foundation’s Path in Community-Centered Giving


Earlier this year, the nonprofit OneVillage Partners invited Mortenson Family Foundation to write an article for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies (IJPS). The article was meant to share our learnings in philanthropy as we continue to focus on centering community voices in the work we do. For decades, the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors have […]

Mortenson Family Foundation Announces New Community-Centered Grants,
Shares Progress on Its Racial Equity Commitments

Minneapolis, MN [April 6, 2022]— In 2018, the Mortenson Family Foundation board grounded itself in its mission to build partnerships to strengthen community-driven approaches that advance equity, opportunity, and sustainable systems. In pursuit of this, the Foundation embarked on a journey to grow strong relationships with partner communities. Additionally, the board and staff have been […]

Advancing Equity

Mortenson Family Foundation began its equity journey in 2018 when the Foundation Board approved a mission that included advancing equity. When we started our journey to advance equity, we knew we needed to turn the mirror to face us and work within our own organization to understand the ways that we, as individuals and an […]