An endowment that offers funding for neuroscience research, especially as it may apply to Minnesota, agriculture, or if the researchers are based in Minnesota. The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grantmaking, collaboration, and strategic policy reform in the following areas: arts, education and learning, environment, the region and communities, agricultural research, and neuroscience research. The McKnight Foundation assists nonprofit organizations and public agencies to improve the quality of life for all people, particularly those in need. Through grantmaking, coalition-building, and encouragement of strategic policy reform, we aim to build and maintain vibrant communities; enrich people''s lives through the arts; encourage protection of the natural environment; and promote research in selected fields. The Foundation had assets of approximately $1.8 billion and gave about $98 million in grants in 2009. Generally speaking, McKnight supports nonprofit organizations in Minnesota, U.S., only. McKnight''s primary geographic focus in grantmaking is to nonprofit organizations located within the state of Minnesota. We do not provide funding outside Minnesota, with five important programmatic exceptions: * Collaborative Crop research: International. * East Africa: Tanzania and Uganda only. * Mississippi River: 10 states bordering or encompassing the Mississippi River. * Neuroscience research: National. * Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam only. Each program is different. Please consult the specific guidelines appropriate to your project or organization for funding details. With very few exceptions, McKnight funds nonprofit organizations only. To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations. We discourage the use of fiscal agents.
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