Mission Awards

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

Since 1987, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits¬† and MAP for Nonprofits has been showcasing the work of Minnesota’s outstanding nonprofits through the Nonprofit Mission Awards in the categories of:

  • Innovation,
  • Advocacy,
  • Anti-Racism Initiative, and
  • Responsive Philanthropy

MCN encourages you to nominate a nonprofit that you know has achieved tremendous results in one of these four areas.

Winning organizations will receive

  • The honor and distinction of being recognized as a leader among Minnesota’s nonprofits
  • A video production capturing the organizations work for which it is receiving the award. This video will:
    • Highlight and tell a brief story of the organization as it relates to the award.
    • May be used by the winning nonprofit organization for its own purposes.
  • A one-of-a-kind art glass award engraved with your organization’s name
  • A feature profile of your organization in MCN’s Nonprofit News reaching 10,000 nonprofit managers
  • A small cash award (except for the winner of the Responsive Philanthropy award)

Learn more about the criteria and how to nominate a nonprofit for a Mission Award.