Minnesota Keystone Honored Company Award

The Minnesota Keystone Honored Company award recognizes three businesses that have done something extraordinary to make a difference within their community.

In 1976, members of the Minneapolis business community established the 5% Club, an  organization that recognized for-profit companies that gave a percentage of their pre-tax earnings back to the community.  Now in its 40th year, the Minnesota Keystone Program grew from this original program and today honors companies across Minnesota that give at least two percent of their pre-tax earnings back to the community. Contributions may include any combination of volunteer time, in-kind donations, or cash donations.

Each year, three companies are chosen from the ranks of
Minnesota Keystone Members to be honored for their exceptional giving
programs.
  One honoree is chosen from each of three categories based on business size: small (1-75 FTE); medium (76-499 FTE) and large (500 +). The honored companies stand out for their levels and methods of giving within the community, and serve as a model for others to follow.

Eligibility

Eligible Minnesota Keystone companies have participated in the program for at least five years. Previously honored companies may apply, as long as they have not been honored in the past five years. Please contact Cheri Gengler at cgengler@mplschamber.com with any questions.

Honored Company applications due Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. 

Honored companies will be celebrated at the Minnesota Keystone Awards Luncheon on December 13, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

Apply today

Past Honored Companies

2017

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • The Opus Group
  • Winona National Bank

2016

  • PwC
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Northeast Bank

2015

  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • McGough Construction
  • Latitude

2014

  • Securian Financial
  • SALO LLC
  • Little

2013

  • Land O'Lakes, Inc.
  • Cardinal of Minnesota, Ltd.
  • Summit Brewing Company

 2012

  • Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota
  • Coughlan Companies
  • KTTC Television

 2011

  • Mortenson Construction
  • Weber Shandwick
  • Standard Heating & Air Conditioning

 2010

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • Western Bank

 2009

  • Comcast
  • Gray Plant Mooty
  • Northeast Bank

 2008

  • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • PadillaCRT
  • Hennes Art Company

2007

  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Stinson Leonard Street
  • Stahl Construction Company

2006

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Bolger Vision Beyond Print
  • Custom Alarm/Custom Communications, Inc.

 2005

  • Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
  • Gopher Sport
  • Karlsson Consulting Group, Inc.

 2004

  • The Opus Group
  • Weber Shandwick
  • Jeane Thorne Inc.

 2003

  • U.S. Bancorp
  • Little
  • Reell Precision Manufacturing Corp.

 2002

  • RBC Wealth Management

 2001

  • Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota

 2000

  • General Mills, Inc.

 1999

  • Medtronic, Inc.

 1998

  • Target Corporation

 1997

  • Carlson