Posts Tagged ‘Kate Wolford’

Courageous Tenants Point the Way

  Tenants in south Minneapolis recently won an important victory in the pursuit of justice. It may be the most recent case to reveal the substandard housing conditions of many low-income renters, but it’s hardly an isolated situation. Even as we are encouraged by this court ruling, we must recognize that lawsuits alone cannot create […]

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The Road Through Paris: Building a Low-Carbon Economy with Investing and Philanthropy

This week, all eyes are on Paris as world leaders gather at the UN climate summit to tackle the greatest challenge of our generation. McKnight president Kate Wolford will be part of the historic event, joining a delegation of investors working to build low-carbon investment opportunities. While a strong international agreement is absolutely essential, we must […]

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Annual letter: Grantmaking forecast and 2014 highlights

This annual letter updates our grantees and program partners with information about The McKnight Foundation’s grantmaking forecast and program priorities as we enter 2015. We believe that communicating openly about our work can build shared understanding among our partners, helping us all to work more effectively together. McKnight’s grantmaking in 2015 is slated to total […]

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Kate Wolford: New report highlights PreK-3rd grade alignment initiatives across MN

Below is president Kate Wolford’s foreword from Starting Strong: PreK through 3rd Grade Success Stories from Across Minnesota, a 2014 MinnCAN report that highlights how teachers and school leaders in six communities are building towards third grade literacy by strengthening pre-K and aligning resources and curriculum across the early grades.  At The McKnight Foundation, we […]

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Kate Wolford: Solid analysis and ambitious goals drive investment innovation at McKnight

Like many of our peers, the McKnight Foundation specializes in pairing data-informed strategies with ambitious goals. Among those goals is helping to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. With a goal this big, we need to leverage all our resources, including McKnight’s $2 billion endowment. Diversified across sectors and asset classes, we see increasing […]

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