The Ciresi Walburn Foundation for Children* was founded in 1998 with $30 million from fees in the Minnesota Tobacco Litigation, engineered by veteran litigators Michael V. Ciresi and Roberta Walburn. The Foundation support efforts to improve the lives and educational opportunities for Minnesota children and youth. To date, it has granted more than $24 million to early learning, education policy and advocacy, high-performing K-12 schools, family engagement, college scholarships, and social justice and public health programs.
For its 20th anniversary, the Foundation convened a Roundtable Discussion on November 1, 2018, with other Minnesota foundations and thought leaders to discuss the urgent issues of transforming Minnesota schools to close the opportunity and achievement gaps for children of color. A report grounded in that conversation and laying out the direction that the Foundation will use to inform its future can be found here.
Learn more about the Ciresi Walburn Foundation for Children: https://www.ciresiwalburnfoundation.org/
Watch the Foundation’s video.
*Formerly the Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi Foundation for Children