McKnight Foundation

Unverified non-profit organisation

The McKnight Foundation is an American organisation that seeks to improve the quality of life through grant-making, coalition building and the encouragement of strategic policy reform. The US grant programme is focused on Minnesota, while the international programme operates in Africa and South East Asia. The Africa grant programme seeks to foster women’s social and economic empowerment, while the South East Asia programme seeks to increase the capacity of isolated communities and families to achieve self sufficiency. Grants support economic and human development, land-mine victim services, health and education, with an emphasis on building the capacity of indigenous organisations to address local issues.


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Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda; Zimbabwe Americas: United States Asia: Cambodia; Vietnam

Global issues

Community development; Education and training; Food security and nutrition; all (5)