MCN Learning Center

MCN conference room in St. Paul office

Renting the MCN Learning Center

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) is located in the Midtown Commons complex, 2 blocks east of Highway 280 in the Midway area of St. Paul. The building is at the Raymond Avenue rail stop of Metro Transit’s Green Line and is on bus routes. Limited parking is available in the lot on the east side of the building. Please do not park in the spaces reserved for Carleton Place Lofts at any time.

MCN’s Nonprofit Learning Center includes two rooms that may be combined into one large space. The Lake Room (east side) is approximately 23 feet wide x 32 long. The River Room (west side) is approximately 37 wide x 27 long. The room capacity for nonprofit rentals is 35 attendees, regardless of whether one or both rooms is rented. Room set up is the renter’s responsibility.

Rental of the rooms includes the use of ceiling mounted projectors (one per room), microphones and internet connectivity. Other equipment usage may require payment of an additional fee. Because MCN staff must be on-site to support use of equipment, this request must include your planned AV usage.

While food is allowed, the conference room is self-service. A hospitality bar is located in the foyer and may be used by guests; please seek staff assistance with the coffee brewer. Please bring your own coffee grounds and tea bags. Set up, clean up, and resetting of the room are the responsibility of the renter. Please plan your time accordingly. Please notify MCN staff of any spills or damage that will require additional attention; cleaning or repair fees may apply in extreme situations.

The use of alcohol and non-prescription drugs (including recreational cannabis) on MCN premises or in the parking lot is not permitted. Additionally, under no circumstances are renters allowed to prop the building doors open unattended.

MCN rents the Nonprofit Learning Center (Lake Room and River Room) to MCN member nonprofits. Reservations may be confirmed no more than 3 months before the event is scheduled to take place. Rentals are not available outside of MCN business hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), on federal holidays, certain religious holidays or on any day that MCN’s office is closed (i.e., MCN’s conference dates).

Event attendees listening to speaker in MCN training center in St. Paul office

To inquire about a particular date, please contact Ricky Valentin Peña at or 651-757-3088. Rental time must include setup and cleanup time. At least 48 hours’ notice is required for cancellations. All rentals are subject to approval by MCN. Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.

Normal Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

  • LAKE ROOM: $50 per hour (east side)
  • RIVER ROOM: $65 per hour (west side)

Discounted Rates for Small Nonprofits

MCN is able to provide a 50 percent discount on rental fees for MCN member nonprofits with budgets under $750,000. Please contact Ricky Valentin Peña at for more information.