Our Donors


Our Donors

A broad base of support from our community is vital to our success and any and every gift is valued at The Givens Foundation for African American Literature. The contributions of these donors to build a world where the Black experience and communities of color are central to the sharing of story in all its forms. We gratefully acknowledge donations and in-kind gifts received by the following individuals and businesses given during the calendar year 2017.

$25,000 - $90,000
Minnesota State Arts Board
Target Foundation

Edward J. Phillips Family Foundation

$5,000 - $9,999
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

$1,200 - $4,999
Stinson Leonard Street LLP

$500 - $1,199
Susan Campion
John (Jay) Cowles III and Elizabeth Page Knudsen Cowles
Archie Givens, Jr.
Herman J. Milligan, Jr.
Thomas Nelson
James W. Rustad

$5 - $499
Beth Bowman
Robert Colbert
Richard Copland
Fred Harris and Archie F. Harris
Roxanne Givens
Carla-Elaine Johnson
Josie Johnson
James Lenfesty
Joseph Murray
Aster Nebro
Fiona Quick
Pohlad Family Foundation
Amos Rosenbloom
Vanessa M. Stephens
Debra Stone
The Fulton Group, LLC
Whitney Foundation
Stephanie Weiss
Jerry Wilson
Y Foundation
YourCause LLC

Major support for The Givens Foundation activities is provided by Givens Foundation individual donors, The Edward J. Phillips Family Foundation, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Target Foundation. This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.