The Minnesota Council on Foundations, a statewide association of foundations and corporate grantmakers, has announced more than $6.6 million in cash and in-kind contributions for relief efforts related to the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Various community foundations in the state have responded to the attacks by establishing special funds to which donors can contribute and co-sponsoring fundraising drives, among other efforts. In addition, the Council has posted a special section on its Web site to serve as a clearinghouse of news, information, and resources related to the state's charitable response to the September 11 disaster.
"On behalf of the staff and members of the Minnesota Council on Foundations, I'd like to extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers to our valued philanthropy colleagues in New York and Washington and to those who have lost loved ones in the tragedy," said Council president Bill King. "We are committed to helping our communities in any way we can to recover from the horrific events of September 11."