Minnesota Technology Foundation

The Minnesota Technology Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Minnesota Technology Association. The foundation fuels Minnesota’s innovation by providing resources for building a workforce educated in science, technology, engineering and math. Through fundraising events and donations from the local technology community, the Foundation supports MnTech’s goal to make Minnesota one of the country’s top five technology states. Founded in 1985, the foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to educating the public about the importance of a strong, technology-based workforce.

The foundation invests 100 percent of donations into programs and outreach efforts to develop the state’s STEM workforce, which we’re accomplishing in three ways:

  • Educating and supporting students through scholarships and hands-on experience,
  • Communicating the need for STEM-educated college graduates, and
  • Partnering with the local science and technology community to build strong connections and resources.

The Minnesota Technology Foundation Board of Directors guides the foundation’s work and fosters connections to our science and tech community.

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Student Resources

STEM Scholarships

The Minnesota Technology Foundation supports the STEM Education and workforce career continuum. Undergraduate students pursuing STEM-related degrees are encouraged to apply for STEM Scholarships through the foundation.

Over the past 10 years, the foundation has awarded more than half a million dollars in STEM scholarships to 135 undergraduate students from 26 Minnesota educational institutions. Learn more about the Minnesota Technology Foundation STEM Scholarship Program.

Watch the video below, to see how these scholarships positively impact the lives and education of our scholarship winners:

Tech Experience Tours

The Minnesota Technology Foundation is also working to encourage more high school students to choose to pursue STEM careers through Tech Experience Tours.

We are partnering with Talent Software Inc. to provide unique Tech Experience Tours for students interested in learning more about STEM Careers and the high tech business world during the school year.

Since May 2015, 700 students have participated in a Tech Experience Tour. Learn more about our Tech Experience Tours.


The Minnesota Technology Foundation is raising donations through events to bring our science and tech community together for a common cause: to develop and grow Minnesota’s innovation workforce.

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Tech Talent Resources

Minnesotans will be competing for nearly 200,000 technology jobs in the next decade. While these workers have the potential to make more than the average private sector wage, they will need additional training to prepare for the rigors of a high-tech career.

The Minnesota Technology Foundation connects business member companies with opportunities in the non-profit, education, and government sectors that are working to solve our growing workforce shortage.

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Minnesota Technology Foundation Board of Directors

Doug Carnival
McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered

Anne Coffey
Board Chair
VP IT Infrastructure & Operations

Kevin Hansen
Senior Manager
West Monroe Partners

Jennifer Hauschildt
CIO and VP of IT

Dan Maloney
Account Director
Thunderhead One, Inc.

Cher Manowski
Express Image Digital

Varda Nauen

Brendan Nolan
Director of Business Development
Eagle Creek Software Services

Rachel Polson
Baker Tilly