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Nonprofit organizations make outstanding contributions to Minnesota’s high quality of life. The Minnesota Nonprofit Awards honor these contributions.

The Minnesota Nonprofit Awards are a joint project of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) and MAP for Nonprofits. The awards include the Nonprofit Mission Awards in the categories of Innovation, Nonprofit Advocacy, Anti-racism Initiative and Responsive Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Excellence Awards for one large and one small nonprofit organization that honors overall excellence in management.

Through the Nonprofit Mission Awards, MCN has showcased the work of nonprofits for 25 years. In 2003, MCN teamed up with MAP for Nonprofits to additionally present the Nonprofit Excellence Awards recognizing two Minnesota nonprofits that best demonstrate MCN’s Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence.