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Blandin Foundation is all about Minnesotans imagining, leading, and growing, vibrant, resilient, rural communities.
Where do you see your community today? And more importantly, where do you imagine your community tomorrow? At Blandin Foundation, we see a world of possibilities within your answers, and we are committed to the hard work ahead in realizing all that potential.
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Blandin Foundation doubles its commitment to early childhood
The Foundation extends by 10 years and $21 million its support of the Invest Early initiative. The move continues a decade-long investment in …
10 years. 60-plus communities. Hundreds of solutions for communities to get and use broadband.
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Minnesota Council of Nonprofits expands presence in Greater MN
Leaders are at their strongest when they’re connected. We’ve learned, by engaging with our network of over 6,000 leadership alumni, how great things happen when people take the time to share knowledge, expertise and plans. This is especially true for rural nonprofit leaders. Every nonprofit brings a unique understanding of the challenges facing today’s rural [...]
Raise your voice! Join in planning for the future of the Great River Road
Minnesota is blessed with an abundance of awe-inspiring bodies of water, and while we boast about our 10,000 lakes, there is nothing more magnificent than the mighty Mississippi River. Once the nucleus of trade and commerce, the Mississippi River now functions as a beautiful reminder of the health and vitality of our state. To preserve [...]
Blandin Foundation awards $4.4 million in grants
Blandin Foundation trustees approved during their June quarterly meeting 52 grants totaling $4.4 million that strengthen rural Minnesota communities. Trustees also chose to extend by another 10 years and $21 million the Foundation’s decade-long investment in local early childhood programming for at-risk children and their families through the Invest Early™ initiative. Invest Early braids initiatives [...]