About the Minnesota Private College Fund
The Minnesota Private College Fund (MPCF) has a 69 year history of raising money to provide college students access to a high-quality education. The Fund is a pass-through organization — every dollar raised goes to our 17 member colleges and universities and their students. Since its inception, the Fund has raised nearly $91 million.
The Fund raises money with a federated appeal. The money is used for two purposes:
- General operating support — the most difficult funding for campuses to raise — but absolutely essential to pay for books, lab equipment, computers, utilities, maintenance, etc.
- Scholarships to students from low- and middle-income families. These scholarships assist nearly 300 students each year.
Funding is requested from Minnesota foundations and businesses. MPCF does not formally solicit individuals for financial support although gifts are accepted from those wishing to participate. While our member institutions received an additional $33.6 million in gifts and grants directly from Minnesota corporations and foundations, MPCF's donors value the opportunity to efficiently support all 17 schools with a single gift.
Donors to the Fund help launch the lives and careers of educated and talented Minnesota scholars. Supporting our college students produces an informed citizenry and versatile workforce — ensuring a brighter future for our state and its economy.