Policy 1.02


College Foundation


Part 1. Minneapolis College Foundation

The Minneapolis College Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation, organized under the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act, Minnesota Statutes Ch. 317A, which qualifies as a charitable organization under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. As described in section 509 (a)(3), this corporation is not a private foundation and exists solely to benefit Minneapolis College, its students, and the advancement of its educational mission. It is, however, a separate legal entity from the College and maintains its relationship with the College through a formal contract.

Part 2. Purpose

The purpose of the Minneapolis College Foundation is to provide financial assistance and educational support to those students in need who attend Minneapolis College. This may be accomplished using direct scholarships, emergency educational and/or book loans, grants, childcare assistance, and/or other specialized programs only as approved by the Foundation Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors may also agree to assist the College in funding specific programs that the College cannot fund. Benefits (educational and otherwise) from each program must directly relate to the academic and educational needs of students. The Foundation will not administer these programs but may, at its sole discretion, provide part or all of the funding for the College to develop and operate such programs.

Part 3. Responsibility

Minneapolis College and the Minneapolis College Foundation will conform to all applicable Minnesota State Colleges and Universities policies related to the operation of college foundations. Minneapolis College and the Minneapolis College Foundation will also adhere to all federal, state, and local statutes as they apply to charitable organizations and not-for-profit corporations.

Owner(s) Title: Vice President Finance and Operations

Date of Adoption: 7/1/1999

Date of Implementation (if different from adoption date): N/A

Date Last Amended: 4/22/2024 (Limited Review) 

History and Subject of Revisions: 4/22/2024 (Limited Review), 5/12/22 (Limited Review)

Regulatory Authority (e.g. Minnesota State policy, federal or state law): Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act, Minnesota Statutes Ch. 317A; Federal Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3; Federal Code: section 509 (a)(3).