Key: Rank in 2007 and 2006; foundation/corporate grantmaker; fiscal year end, grants paid in millions, increase in grants paid; percent of grants that go to Minnesota; foundation assets in millions. Numbers in parentheses refer to notes at the bottom.

1 1 The McKnight Foundation; 12/31/07; $93.6; 0.2%; 73.8%; $2,316.9

2 2 General Mills Foundation & Corp.; 5/31/08; 64.5; 12.0; 26.2; 57.9

3 3 The St. Paul Foundation (1); 12/31/07; 59.6; 23.3; NA; 1,008.4

4 4 The Minneapolis Foundation (2); 3/31/08; 49.5; 22.5; 79.0; 689.4

5 6 Medtronic Foundation and Corp. (3); 4/30/08; 47.5; 26.7; 25.4; 40.8

6 7 Cargill Foundation and Cargill Inc. (4); 12/31/07 and 5/31/08; 44.0; 18.5; 29.4; 112.6 

7 5 Bush Foundation; 12/31/07; 38.6; -4.2; 67.7; 900.0

8 8 Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation; 12/31/07; 36.5; 24.9; 63.3; 817.6

9 9 Otto Bremer Foundation; 12/31/07; 32.1; 10.9; 67.6; 615.8

10 13 United Health Foundation & UnitedHealth Group (5); 12/13/07; 31.0; 49.1; 20.0; 19.6

11 10 Best Buy Children's Foundation & Corp.; 2/29/08; 30.8; 27.8; 37.3; NA

12 16 Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community; 9/30/07; 26.1; 44.3; NA; NA

13 11 3M Foundation & Corp.; 12/31/07; 25.1; 5.1; 51.2; 35.0;

14 14 Northwest Area Foundation; 3/31/08; 24.6; 17.0; 9.5; 466.5

15 12 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation and Corp.; 12/31/07; 23.5; 10.1; 28.7; 87.5

16 15 U.S. Bancorp Foundation; 12/31/07; 19.9; -3.1; 15.6; 18.0

17 19 Blandin Foundation; 12/31/07; 19.3; 40.5; 100.0; 472.8

18 18 Travelers Corp., Travelers Foundation and Travelers CT Foundation; 12/31/07; 16.8; 10.1; 50.8; NA

19 20 Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota and Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota (6); 12/31/07; 10.6; -1.9; 100.0; 371.0
 
20 22 The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation;
12/31/07; 9.5; -3.0; 67.6; 212.0

21 24 Lutheran Community Foundation;
12/31/07; 8.8; 9.5; 24.0; 221.4

22 25 Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation;
12/31/07; 7.7; 4.5; 91.5; 64.2

23 28 F.R. Bigelow Foundation;
12/31/07; 7.3; 19.0; 83.8; 175.2

24 23 Ameriprise Financial Inc.;
12/31/07; 7.2; -11.6; 34.1; NA

25 21 Xcel Energy Foundation and Corporate Citizenship;
12/31/07; 7.0; -30.4; 26.8; 3.1

Note:
The Minnesota Council on Foundations compiles a ranking of the top funders each year based on cash contributions. In order to ensure that grantmakers are compared consistently, we do not include in-kind or other non-cash contributions in the totals.

Target Foundation and Corporation
reported combined cash and in-kind contributions of $169 million for the fiscal year ended Feb. 2, 2008; a separate cash contribution total was not reported.
 
NA represents data not available.

(1)
The St. Paul Foundation
includes the Minnesota Community Foundation, J. Paper Foundation, and L. and A.F. Paper Foundation

(2)
The Minneapolis Foundation
includes Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Foundation for Children and Nonprofits Assistance Fund.

(3) Medtronic Foundation & Corporation's
grants/PRIs/corporate giving paid in Minnesota does not include corporate giving.

(4) Cargill Foundation & Cargill Incorporated's
grants/PRIs/corporate giving paid in Minnesota does not include business unit contributions.

(5)
United Health Foundation
has additional direct charitable distributions in mission-related programs and projects that amount to $6.8 million.

(6) Wells Fargo Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank
(both based in California) total U.S. contributions: $91.8 million.

Compiled by the Minnesota Council on Foundations