Northwest Minnesota Foundation



The Northwest Minnesota Foundation is one of six Minnesota Initiative Foundations (MIFs), established in 1986 through The McKnight Foundation’s leadership and a visionary experiment in rural philanthropy. The MIFs delivered a counterpunch in a difficult economy that resounded across America. Each MIF is managed by local people making decisions about how to improve the quality of life in the region.

Web Address

www.nwmf.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @NMF_1986

Facebook - www.facebook.com/nwmnfoundation/


Assets and Giving for Northwest Minnesota Foundation

Assets

2020 - 83,430,885
2019 - 79,827,885
2018 - 74,567,715
2017 - 70,311,259
Domestic Grants

2020 - 3,298,158
2019 - 3,954,185
2018 - 3,193,649


    

Recent News from Northwest Minnesota Foundation


NW Minnesota Foundation Accepting Applications For Child Care Development
Foundation: Northwest Minnesota Foundation

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) is soliciting grant submissions from organizations that are actively engaged in the development of high-quality child care solutions and/or the development of...more

Locals join Initiators Fellowship to advance business ideas
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, West Central Initiative

The program assists social entrepreneurs in fast-tracking their ideas, ... She plans to make such efforts with healing, community-building...more

Local entrepreneurs named finalists for Initiators Fellowship | Bemidji Pioneer
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, West Central Initiative

"We were blown away by the many folks during important social enterprise work throughout Greater Minnesota," said Brian Voerding, Initiative Foundation...more

northwest minnesota foundation accepting grant applications for vaccine incentive program
Foundation: Northwest Minnesota Foundation

September 10, 2021 (Bemidji, MN) – The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF), is currently accepting grant applications for its Vaccine...more

Bemidji Area Arts Endowment announces 2021 grant and scholarship recipients
Foundation: Northwest Minnesota Foundation

According to a release, as a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, these awards were given based on the Endowment's mission...more

A rare opportunity to build a social enterprise, leadership and your community
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, West Central Initiative

The fellowship is designed to assist early stage social entrepreneurs for two years by providing financial, educational and professional...more

Northwest Minnesota Foundation seeks applicants for its Initiative Fellowship
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation

Social enterprise ventures are for-profit or nonprofit businesses that are created to achieve a mission. Mark Van Herr's story. Marc Van Herr is a...more

Apply for the Minnesota Initiative Foundation Social Entrepreneuship Fellowship
Foundation: Initiative Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation, Southwest Initiative Foundation, West Central Initiative

The Initiators Fellowship, launched by the Initiative Foundation in 2016, is available to social entrepreneurs in its 14-county service area including the counties of Cass, Crow Wing, Mille Lacs,...more

Northwest Minnesota Foundation to offer new round of COVID relief grants
Foundation: Northwest Minnesota Foundation

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation will provide relief and recovery grants this summer for entities impacted by the coronavirus...more

Around the Arts, March 14
Foundation: Jerome Foundation, Northwest Minnesota Foundation

BEMIDJI -- Headwaters Music and Arts invites amateur singers to take part in ... The program is designed to assist the region's most talented Native ... financial support to fund creative time and/or...more



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Hugh Jackman: Fair Trade Entrepreneur


Renowned actor, Hugh Jackman, talks about how he started becoming a fair trade entrepreneur. Jackman is constantly building up ideas and solutions to help small coffee growers get good prices outside the massive coffee industry. His business,  Laughing Man Worldwide, reinvests 100% of its profits in its partnerships with farmers.




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