Minnesota Funders Roundtable
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am



Are you looking to forge connections, expand your networks, and advance the values of racial equity in your work as a grantmaker?

We invite you to join Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) and The Funders Network (TFN) for a virtual  Minnesota Funders Roundtable from 9 to 10:30 a.m. CT Sept. 24.

We are bringing together funders from across the state to learn more about the issues affecting Minnesota’s people and places, build relationships and find opportunities to collaborate. We’ll also explore the ways our networks can help support, align and amplify the efforts to create sustainable, prosperous and just communities.

This event will also offer opportunities for small-group discussions and Q&A’s. We hope you’ll join us!


McKnight Foundation




Minnesota Council on Foundations




Vice President for Community & Workforce Development
Initiative Foundation




Incoming Director of Housing and Health Equity
Greater Minnesota Housing Fund




President & CEO
The Funders Network




Initiative Foundation





Please register for this funder-only event by Thursday, Sept. 23 in order to receive login information. If you have any questions about this event, kindly reach out to Hazel Paguaga at

About Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF)

The Minnesota Council on Foundations is an association of grantmakers working to advance prosperity and equity by connecting, strengthening and mobilizing the field of philanthropy in Minnesota.

About The Funders Network (TFN)

The Funders Network is a national membership network of place-based, regional and national foundations committed to creating communities and regions that are sustainable, prosperous and just.

Inclusive Economies Annual Meeting: Policy, Power & People
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day


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Income inequality is the highest it’s been in 50 years. The wealth gap is on the rise. Household and student loan debt have reached all-time peaks.

Economic mobility and shared prosperity remain out of reach for too many people, notably Black, brown, Indigenous and other communities of color — stark inequities only worsened by the impacts of COVID.

As we continue to grapple with both an ongoing pandemic and systemic racism, philanthropy can play a key role in ensuring an equitable economic recovery that connects people and neighborhoods of color to employment and wealth-building opportunities.

Join TFN’s Inclusive Economies 2021 Annual Meeting: Policy, Power & People to explore how you can increase your impact as a funder in this unprecedented moment.


We hope you’ll save the date for this funder-only virtual meeting Dec. 1-3.

Our virtual meeting will offer funders an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the unprecedented federal investments — including the American Rescue Plan — as well as private commitments and community-driven models building more inclusive economies.
  • Better understand how to support ecosystems of actors and create systems change through capital, community organizing, advocacy and broader community development strategies.
  • Map national and regional philanthropic commitments and interventions.
  • Network and connect with peers and partners in the sector.

Stay tuned for updates on speakers, sessions and registration dates!


Registration will open later this fall. This virtual event is open to donors, staff, directors and trustees of all grantmaking institutions.  

Individual Rates

TFN Members: $199

Non-members: $299

Flat Group Rate

Foundations with three or more registrations are eligible for a discounted flat group rate. 

TFN Members (Group): $399

Non-members (Group): $499

We recognize that organizations are facing challenges during these uncertain times, so if cost is a barrier to participating in this event, please reach out to Hazel Paguaga at

About TFN’s Inclusive Economies

TFN’s Inclusive Economies working group brings place-based funders and related partners from across the sector together to build working relationships, advancing understanding of practices and policies that lead to inclusive prosperity, and taking joint action that drives the field forward.

We apply a three-part focus — race, place and prosperity — to economic growth and development.

A particular goal is connecting people and neighborhoods of color to employment and wealth-building opportunities through investment, systems change and policy reform.

For more information, please contact Hazel Paguaga at

TFN 2022 Annual Conference: Seize the Moment @ San Diego
Mar 14 – Mar 16 all-day

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Mark your calendars for The Funders Network’s 2022 Annual Conference: Seize the Momentscheduled for March 14-16 in San Diego! 

We hope to bring together funders from across North America to expand our learning, foster collaboration and catalyze action. 

Our theme for TFN’s 2022 Annual Conference — Seize the Moment — is an opportunity to come together after more than a year of disruption to share how we can deepen our ties to the people and places we serve, deploy resources where they are most needed, and push for powerful and creative strategies that can address inequities and move us toward justice. 

We recognize that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, coupled with a long-overdue national reckoning on racial justice and the ever-increasing impacts of climate crises and extreme weather, has presented us with a singular moment in history.  

How can philanthropy best support community-powered efforts to combat the climate crisis, address racial injustice and build economic opportunities? 

As communities seek to rebound from the disastrous health, social and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, how do we ensure a truly equitable recovery? 

How can the sector effectively advocate for equitable policies at the local, state and regional level — and leverage its reputational capital to combat disinformation and defend against the erosion of civil liberties? 

What are the tools and strategies that can improve the outcomes and impact of grantmaking, especially for marginalized and underrepresented communities? 

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego to share, learn and strategize together — hopefully in person! 

 COVID Contingencies 

Given the uncertainties of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including the spread of the delta variant, TFN remains committed to prioritizing the safety of our members, our team and the communities we serve. We will be closely monitoring recommendations and mandates from local health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as we plan for #TFN2022. Please stay tuned for updates regarding safety protocols for our annual conference.   


Registration will open in early December. Fees for TFN’s 2022 Annual Conference help us offset programmatic and operational costs incurred in the planning and production of this event, including honoraria for invited nonprofit speakers. Registration will be open to donors, staff, directors and trustees of all grantmaking institutions. 

About our Venue 

With a diverse population, rich cultural heritage and geographic location as a border community, San Diego provides critical context and opportunities to learn as we address pressing issues such as the climate crisis, affordable housing, immigration and more. We’ll hear from diverse and thought-provoking voices as we explore innovative, interdisciplinary work that is making an impact in San Diego and beyond. 

TFN’s 2022 Annual Conference: Seize the Moment will take place at theUS Grant Hotelin downtown San Diego. 

The landmark hotel is nestled in the city’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, known for its rich Victorian architecture and history.  

Grounded in Racial Equity 

Our conference planning committee and TFN team have encouraged session ideas that are interdisciplinary, cross-cutting and grounded in racial equity. We’ll be sharing more details about our learning agenda for #TFN2022. But in the meantime, we encourage you to explore our recently adopted Strategic & Racial Equity Frameworks to learn more about our key strategies and program priorities.  

Stay tuned for updates on registrations, sessions and speakers!