Minnesota emerging as a leader in global philanthropy

Minnesota, long recognized nationally for its philanthropic spirit and volunteerism, has become a global giving leader. Millions of dollars in donations leave the state each year for destinations from Mexico to Madagascar. That’s not to mention the exported expertise of its health care workers, engineers, agronomists and others who donate their time and talents.

“The Twin Cities has become one of the four or five concentrations of philanthropic dollars for global giving in the United States,” said Scott Jackson, president of Global Impact, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that promotes global philanthropy through workplace giving, nonprofit and corporate partnerships and other services.