Award Criteria

This award recognizes the partnership between funders and nonprofits in mobilizing resources for public benefit. Nominated organizations should:
  • Be responsive to citizen initiatives;
  • Recognize public policy issues and long-term strategies to fight problems; and
  • Commit substantial resources to disadvantaged people and Minnesota communities through a process of dialogue and partnership. 

This award is intended to honor the work of private foundations, community foundations or corporate giving programs in Minnesota. Please consider nominating a funder using this short nomination form. Staff will then contact the nominee for further information to be used in the selection process.

To view survey questions to prepare responses, click here.

Nominations are due no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023.