Who We Are

For 25 years, the Minnesota Budget Project has identified and advanced policy solutions so that opportunity and economic security are within reach for all Minnesotans, regardless of who they are or where they live. We are a nonpartisan initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

How We Do Our Work


Through research, advocacy and strategic communications, we pursue four long-term goals for Minnesota:

  • A fair tax system that raises enough revenue to sustainably fund our priorities as a state;
  • Investment in public services that expand opportunity and improve the economic well-being of lower-income Minnesotans;
  • Policies that help Minnesotans succeed in the workplace and the marketplace so that economic security and opportunity is available to all; and
  • A sound budget process characterized by sustainable budget choices, the absence of arbitrary spending caps and formulas, and meaningful opportunities for participation.

Learn more about our team!



Funders and Partnerships

We rely on the generous support from both foundation and individual donors to fulfill our strategic mission and goals, including the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; the Economic Policy Institute’s EARN Advancing Economic Justice for Children and Families Project; the EITC Pooled Fund, a joint project of Economic Opportunity Funders and the EITC Funders Network; the Ford Foundation; the Kresge Foundation; and the Stoneman Family Foundations.

Learn more about the work we do with coalitions and partners.