Mortenson Family Foundation builds partnerships to strengthen community-driven approaches... ...that advance equity, opportunity, and sustainable systems

Our voice matters. Our action matters more.

At our Foundation, we continue to deepen our commitments to partnership WITH community. In addition to using our voices and working every day to create systems that work for ALL – we committed to action, through increasing the grants that support work by and for the community, increasing investments in and with communities of color, and making every daily choice that we have with equity in mind. To learn more about our equity commitments, visit here. 

We are thankful for our partners and their work in helping us meet our mission in strengthening community-driven approaches that advance equity, opportunity, and sustainable systems, and honoring our commitment to build a more just world together.

Inspired by the hope, solidarity, and commitment of partnership with community, our Foundation has formally begun involving community on its grantmaking committees. The Foundation is pleased to announce that Rodrigo Cala, Cala Farms; Sachiko Graber, Climate Policy Specialist; Brett Ramey, Consultant; Darlene St. Clair, Saint Cloud State University; and Janiece Watts, Fresh Energy, have accepted the invitation to join Alice Mortenson, Chris Mortenson, Mark Mortenson, and Mathias Mortenson on the Sustaining Environmental Systems grantmaking committee. To learn more, visit here. Our Foundation welcomes sharing of information about inviting community members to join our grantmaking committees. To contact us, visit here.

“When good things happen, it is the result of the efforts of good people working together, united in a common purpose.”

Mort and Alice Mortenson

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