Shannon Prather | Star Tribune
Reporter | Philanthropy and the nonprofit community

Shannon Prather covers philanthropy and the nonprofit community. She joined the Star Tribune in 2013. Shannon graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has worked for daily newspapers in Idaho, California and Minnesota for nearly two decades. She's won awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.


Minn. reacts to Trump's move to block federal funds for clinics with abortion services

Minnesota opponents of abortion celebrated the move, while Planned Parenthood warned of upheaval for patients.


Thousands expected to pedal to the office for Twin Cities Bike to Work Day

The Friday event includes pit stops and downtown celebrations for cyclists.


Roseville foundation gives away $1 billion in school supplies for kids in need

The Kids In Need Foundation provides school supplies and a sense of normalcy for kids.


Twin Cities United Way CEO to retire as fundraising lags

Sarah Caruso has been president and CEO for nine years, leading the agency to record revenues in 2014. But fundraising has fallen sharply in recent years.


Minnesota food shelves are serving more people than ever

Even as people have returned to work after the recession, food shelf use by adults has risen 11 percent since 2012.


Minnesota Historical Society names new CEO from Kentucky

Kent Whitworth has helped the Kentucky Historical Society broaden the stories it tells.


Catholic Charities cuts refugee resettlement, adoption work

The charity will instead focus on fighting homelessness and helping at-risk kids.


Twin Cities YMCA focuses on food along with fitness

Fresh food is helping teach fresh habits about nutrition.


Foundation's microgrants help young women lead change

The Women's Foundation says this funding can help move ideas into action.


Why Twin Cities charities are ditching black-tie galas for informal fundraising

Nonprofits are refashioning their black-tie fundraising galas as more informal evenings with themes that tie guests to their broader missions.