Gary L. Cunningham
For more than 20 years, Gary L. Cunningham has served as a top leader of philanthropic, health care, public policy and educational organizations. Cunningham joined MEDA as President and CEO in 2014, where he is committed to addressing racial economic inequities by fostering minority business development in Minnesota through MEDA’s proven market-based solutions.
Prior to joining MEDA, Cunningham served as Vice President and Chief Program Officer for the Northwest Area Foundation and as the President and Chief Executive Officer for NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center in Minneapolis. Currently, he serves on multiple boards, including: Co-chair, African American Leadership Forum; Board Chair, Association of Black Foundation Executives; Board Member, Corporation for Enterprise Development; Board Member, GREATER MSP; and Council Member, Metropolitan Council in the Twin Cities.
Cunningham has been locally and nationally recognized throughout his career for his commitment to civil rights, education, and public policy.
April 16, 2019
Industry News -
Under the new Farm Bill, farmers can receive up to $100,000 through multiple microloan programs that provide flexible access to credit for small, beginning, niche, and non-traditional farms.
April 10, 2019
Industry News -
CDFI Fund Releases Annual Report on Activities According to the report, CDFI program awardees reported more than $11 billion in lending and investment activity, which financed nearly 16,000 businesses in 2018.
April 2, 2019
Policy News -
SBA Administrator Linda McMahon has announced her resignation effective April 12th. In a statement issued on Friday, McMahon said she will be returning to the private sector.