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 years 2016 and 2017 thus far.

$25,000 - $90,000
Minnesota State Arts Board
Edward J. Phillips Family Foundation
Target Foundation

Leslye Phillips Family Foundation
James and Donna Pohlad

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

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

$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

$25 - $499
Beth Bowman
Richard Copland
Fred Harris and Archie F. Harris
Roxanne Givens
Josie Johnson
James Lenfesty
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, Target, The Edward J. Phillips Family Foundation, and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.