McKnight Foundation

McKnight Foundation

McKnight Foundation

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710 South 2nd Street,Suite 400,Minneapolis, MN 55401-2290

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Company Description

The McKnight Foundation operates as a philanthropic organization. Its services include grantmaking, coalition-building and encouragement of strategic policy reforms. The company was founded by William L. McKnight and Maude L. McKnight in 1953 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN

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Executives & Employees


Program Director, Arts

Program Director-Children & Familie

Program Director-Environment

Vice President of Finance & Operations

Interim President



Director of Grants & Information Management


Board of Directors

Chair, Board of Directors at McKnight Foundation

Vice Chair, Board of Directors at McKnight Foundation

President Emeritus at University of Minnesota

Associate Professor of Law at University of Minnesota - Law School

Owner at Snake River Brewery

Former Athletic Director at Cornelius Boys and Girls Club

Assistant Treasurer at McKnight Foundation

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Sit Investment Associates, Inc.

Founder at Tunheim Partners, Inc.

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Investment Manager

Mellon Investments offers a range of alpha and beta investment strategies designed to meet each client's specific needs. Their disciplined approach is grounded in long-term economic relationships and provides an integrated view of the distinct components that comprise the global financial market. The firm's primary investment strategies include: Active Equity, Active Fixed Income, Index, and Multi-Asset and Multi-Factor. Active Equity strategy identifies attractive stocks through rigorous quantitative and fundamental analyses blended with analysis of current business momentum and places controls on sector selection and, if applicable, country selection. The Multi-Asset and Fixed Income strategy, as well as the Index investment strategies cover a variety of asset classes and span systematic, active, and index approaches. Index strategies provide exposure to a set of equity and fixed income benchmarks with low tracking error. Multi-factor equity and fixed income strategies are beta techniques that utilize a rules-based approach to provide exposure to equity and fixed income, and tend to have slightly higher tracking error to their respective benchmarks than index strategies. Multi-Asset strategies offer a wide range of solutions to achieve specific investor risk-return and/or income goals. The Active Fixed Income investment process combines top-down, macroeconomic analysis with proprietary, fundamental bottom-up research to identify attractive sectors and securities.

Investment Manager

FSIM is an active, growth-oriented manager which seeks to preserve capital by concentrating on niche and specialist areas of the market such as real estate, infrastructure and emerging markets. They manage investments across a range of long-only equity and alternative asset classes, including Asia Pacific and global emerging market equities, real estate securities, infrastructure and global natural resources. The firm utilizes an investment process concentrating on absolute return and relative return. They favor a bottom-up stock selection process and focus on long-term performance. Although they eschew benchmarks, the firm maintains awareness of country, sector and major company weightings in the benchmark indexes. FSIM do not apply minimum portfolio weightings in any country, sector or firm. They draw on proprietary research and direct contact with their portfolio firms.

Investment Manager

Part of Wellington Management Group LLP, Wellington Trust Co., NA is a company headquartered in Boston, MA, that operates as a non-depository trust company.


Senior Advisor at NCD Synergies

Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$25K +
$25K +
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
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Arcadia provides renewable energy. The firm offers renewable energy solutions for houses, apartments, and businesses. Its programs include bill pay, wind energy, price alerts and community solar. The company was founded by Kiran Bhatraju and Ryan Nesbitt in January 2014 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Midwestern BioAG, Inc. provides agricultural consulting services. It manufactures fertilizers, livestock nutrition, seeds, specialty crops, and organic agricultural products. The firm offers a range of fertilizer blends, dry and liquid fertilizers, and soil amendments; livestock nutrition products, including free-choice minerals and feed inoculants for lactating cows, dry and pre-fresh cows, and calves and heifers; a range of mineral products for berry, orchard, potato, and other fruit and vegetable crop programs; and a range of organic fertilizers and soil amendments for organic agriculture. The company was founded by Gary Zimmer in 1983 and is headquartered in Blue Mounds, WI.

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