The Minnesota Nonprofit Awards for Mission and Excellence

2016 Minnesota Nonprofit Awards Logo

Nonprofit organizations make outstanding contributions to Minnesota’s high quality of life. The Minnesota Nonprofit Awards honor these contributions by annually recognizing six organizations in the areas of Innovation, Anti-Racism Initiative, Advocacy, Responsive Philanthropy and Excellence (two organizations recognized.  The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and MAP for Nonprofits sponsor these awards.

Award recipients receive:

  • The honor and distinction of being recognized as a leader among Minnesota’s nonprofits
  • A video production capturing the organization’s work, and an award logo
  • An art glass award (handmade by Minnesota Glass Artist Robinson Scott)
  • A feature profile of your organization in MCN’s Nonprofit News reaching 12,000 nonprofit managers
  • A small cash award (for all recipients except for Responsive Philanthropy recipient)

Applications  and Nominations Due May 16

Excellence Awards


Anti-Racism Initiative


Responsive Philanthropy

Honored in 2015

People Incorporated, Excellence

Washburn Center for Children, Innovation

Opportunity Partners, Advocacy

Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Anti-Racism Initiative

Open  Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, Responsive Philanthropy

Honored in 2014

YouthCARE, Excellence Award for a small organization

CommonBond Communities, Excellence Award for a large organization

the 5% Campaign, Advocacy

CLIMB Theatre, Anti-Racism Initiative

Conflict Resolution Center, Innovation

PFund Foundation, Responsive Philanthropy

See Previous Years Winners