The NPL Program prepares students for careers and service in the ever-growing nonprofit sector. This interdisciplinary program can be completed online, and students on or near campus can select from a greater number of courses that are part of the program
Minnesota nonprofit organizations are governed by the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act, Minn. Stat. ch. 317A.external link icon A nonprofit corporation’s purpose and activities must serve the organization’s mission to benefit the public, and may not be operated to profit other persons or entities.
Wilder has been committed to improving people’s lives and well-being since 1906. We accomplish this by drawing on the strengths of our community to solve problems together.
We believe there is strength in numbers. We partner with individuals, neighborhoods, corporations, civic leaders and other nonprofits that share our vision of a brighter future. United, we strive to eliminate barriers so all people can succeed. Despite our name, we are not a grant-making organization.
Over generations, we’ve adapted and improved our services based on the changing needs of the community we serve. What hasn’t changed is our desire to build hopeful futures for children, families and entire communities.
The Mankato Area Foundation connects philanthropic interests with community needs. We serve as a leader and resource to enrich the quality of life in Greater Mankato through our well-defined and effective grant making. We also serve as a resource for area nonprofit groups to help them address their primary issues.
Semi-annually, the Foundation makes grants from its Community Fund in response to applications received from the community. As part of the framework for our community granting, Mankato Area Foundation funds projects and programs that foster livability in the Mankato area. To achieve the goal of enriching the livability and vibrancy of our community, we provide philanthropic grants in four key focus areas.
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) was founded in 1987 to meet the increasing information needs of nonprofits and to convene nonprofits to address issues facing the sector. It is the largest state association of nonprofits in the United States. Through MCN, nonprofits join together across interest areas to work on issues of common concern to all.
This website provides a single entry point to State of Minnesota grant opportunities.
Grant seekers can search for grant opportunities by state agency or by subject area by following the appropriate link. Please read grant announcements carefully as some state grant opportunities are only open to certain types of organizations, such as units of government.
Grant managers: information about managing state grants, including the appropriate use of state grant funds, can be found at the Office of Grants Management web site: http://mn.gov/admin/government/grants/
Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. In our quest to help donors, our team of professional analysts has examined tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents. We've used this knowledge to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 9,000 of America's best-known and some lesser known, but worthy, charities.
Specifically, Charity Navigator's rating system examines two broad areas of a charity's performance; their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency. Our ratings show givers how efficiently we believe a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information. In the not-too-distant future, we plan to also rate charities’ reporting of their results. We provide these ratings so that charitable givers/ social investors can make intelligent giving decisions, and so that the nonprofit sector can improve its performance.