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Quarterly Digest: 4th Quarter 2017 

Eastern African Collaborative Crop Research Among 4th Quarter 2017 Grantmaking Highlights 
 

The McKnight Foundation awarded 139 grants totaling $18,608,000 in its fourth-quarter 2017 grantmaking. Of the $18.6 million approved, $2,078,000 went to organizations working in Eastern Africa in the Collaborative Crop Research Program (CCRP), which works to ensure access to nutritious food sustainably produced by local people, a key strategy of our international program. 

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   Featured Story

SupportMinnEd.org is a new resource that offers insights gleaned from the Pathway Schools Initiative.

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What's In Our Portfolio?

We've added new profiles of our latest impact investments. Read about their financial, ESG, and learning returns.

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Relationships Matter

Sarah Lovan, one of the highest rated program officers in the country, offers her insights in a new CEP report. 

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   News & Notes

Impact Investing: In a Goldman Sachs podcast, impact investing director Elizabeth McGeveran discusses how socially conscious investing has become mainstream and where it may be heading next.

Unraveling the Food-Health Nexus: A new report from The Global Alliance for the Future of Food offers recommendations on how food systems can be reformed to protect human health.

Midwest Water Solutions: A quick recap of 2017's Midwest Water Summit, where investors discussed pressing water issues and impact investing opportunities. 

Ground Level: A new MPR initiative goes beyond the headlines and the politics to expand understanding of our communities and our state. 

Clean Energy Leader: Minnesota emerges as one of the nation’s leading states for renewable energy jobs.

   Recent Blog Posts

Advancing Racial Equity: McKnight's arts team joins other local arts funders to address funding disparities and develop strategies to advance racial equity in arts and cultural philanthropy.

Sustainable Investing: With financial success, a mission-related investment moves from McKnight's impact portfolio to the main endowment. 

   Upcoming Deadlines

Jan. 15: Initial inquiries due for Arts and Region & Communities grants. 

Jan. 18: Application system opens for Mississippi River grants. 

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