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 46th 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, medium and large. The honored companies stand out for their levels and methods of giving within the community, and serve as a model for others to follow.


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 email keystone@mplschamber.com with any questions.

Applications for the 2023 Honored Companies are no longer being accepted.  

Honored companies will be celebrated at the Minnesota Keystone Awards Luncheon on Thursday, December 7, 2023.  

Past Honored Companies


  • MyTech Partners
  • Olmsted Medical Center
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota


  • Neuger
  • Colle McVoy
  • Comcast


  • Advent Talent Group
  • Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx
  • Liberty Diversified International, Inc.


  • Nemer Fieger
  • Highland Bank
  • Walser Automotive Group


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


  • PwC
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Northeast Bank


  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • McGough Construction
  • Latitude


  • Securian Financial
  • Little


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


  • Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota
  • Coughlan Companies
  • KTTC Television


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


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


  • Comcast
  • Gray Plant Mooty
  • Northeast Bank


  • Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • PadillaCRT
  • Hennes Art Company


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


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


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


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


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


  • RBC Wealth Management


  • Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota


  • General Mills, Inc.


  • Medtronic, Inc.


  • Target Corporation


  • Carlson