Peer Event

Inclusive Economic Prosperity in the Midwest

Join us for a day and a half regional convening focused on community philanthropy as an engine for inclusive community and economic development in Minneapolis, MN.

Date & Time


Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55104

Nearby Hotels

Embassy Suites St. Paul Downtown
175 East 10th St.
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Hotel 340
340 Cedar St.
Saint Paul, MN 55101

The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market St.
Saint Paul, MN 55102


$119 for Members
$159 for Non-Members


Inclusive Economic Prosperity IconWhat is Philanthropy's Role in Economic Development?

To understand the role that philanthropy can play in inclusive economic prosperity, it helps to examine the landscape that contributes to a healthy economic ecosystem that is both equitable and innovative.

The Council on Foundations and our partners, Minnesota Council on FoundationsCouncil of Michigan FoundationsForefront, the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, the Iowa Council of Foundations, the Kansas Association of Community Foundations and the McKnight Foundation, invite you to a dynamic two-day convening where we will consider the factors that make up a healthy local and regional economy that strives to be inclusive and promotes innovation.  Our task will be to delve into the role foundations can play in this unique approach to creating a regional economic innovation ecosystem. Immerse yourself in the economic drivers of the Midwest and what constitutes an innovation ecosystem.  Exchange ideas with subject matter experts and peers on topics such as community leadership, capitalization and impact investing, resource alignment, and competitive talent development.


Thanks to our regional partners, Minnesota Council on FoundationsCouncil of Michigan FoundationsForefront, the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, the Iowa Council of Foundations, and the Kansas Association of Community Foundations, for collaborating with the Council on Foundations to bring this event to the Twin Cities.

For any matter regarding accessibility, please contact our accessibility coordinator.

Lead Partners

Bush Foundation LogoMcKnight Foundation Logo Wells Fargo Logo

Convening and Contributing Partners

Saint Paul Minnesota Community Foundation Logominneapolis foundation logo

Regional Partners

Minnesota Council on Foundations LogoCouncil of Michigan FoundationsForefrontIndiana Philanthropy AllianceIowa Council on FoundationsKansas Association of Community Foundations


Connect with Council Staff

Stephanie Powers

Senior Advisor, Public Policy and Partnerships

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