As part of the Giving Circle, MSCF members pool financial contributions and collaborate to decide how to fund innovative local initiatives that improve health, enhance well-being, or otherwise advance medical care in the Twin Cities community.

The Giving Circle provides a unique opportunity for members to determine how their dollars are spent through an engaging and democratic selection process. MSCF invites nonprofits to submit grant proposals annually. MSCF voting members then convene to allocate grant funding to as many as eight organizations for up to $10,000 each. To date, MSCF has given more than $1 million to Minnesota organizations.


Chair Jacy Grais
Vice Chair Gina Letts
Secretary Terry Appleman
Treasurer Carrie
Grant Allocation Chair Elyse Less
Grant Allocation Vice Chair Abigail Rose
Impact Assessment Chair Vickie Siegel
Impact Assessment Vice Chair Jill Wolfe
Membership Recruitment and Retention Stacy Horwitz
Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations Anne Steinfeldt
Fund Development Max Fallek
Education and Programming Arlis Grossman
Event Planning Lisa Heilicher
Past Chair/Governance Linda Stone