Mission: To help potential donors relate the issues they most care about to charitable giving through the presentation of comprehensive, unbiased information.
Launched in 2000 by the Minnesota Council on Foundations, working with New Ventures in Philanthropy, the Minnesota Toolkit for Giving is a one-stop resource for potential and novice givers. Supported by eleven funders, the toolkit contains information provided by the Forum of Regional Grantmakers and the Northwest Giving Project.
Outstanding Web Features:
This toolkit Web site addresses the four "W's" of giving: why, where, what, and ways (summed up in a giving options chart) — as well as the all-important how much. The Web site also provides planning suggestions; resources, including those tailored to youth and professional advisors; and stories about the giving decisions and experiences of twelve Minnesotans.