Support community and outreach

Join the drive to improve life for millions every day through community outreach tied to the University of Minnesota.

By supporting community outreach efforts at the University of Minnesota, you can help make an impact on the lives of people in Minnesota and throughout the world. Community outreach at the University includes initiatives tied to supporting the arts; addressing food insecurity; community health needs; diversity, equity, and inclusion programming; and more.

The University of Minnesota Foundation is also a key partner with M Health Fairview in raising and managing gifts that support delivering breakthrough care, fueling discovery, training the next generation of caregivers, and providing resources for the communities in which we live and serve. Hear stories of impact in community outreach, and learn how you can make a difference.


Through an estate gift, former curator of the U’s renowned Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies and her wife support future generations of discovery in the archives
Research led by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs uses personal stories to illustrate transportation inequities in Minnesota
UMD crew sets sail to learn more about microplastics in Lake Superior aboard the Blue Heron research vessel