Vibrant. Rural. Community.
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.
Blandin Foundation - Expanded opportunity. Resilient economies. Vibrant. Rural. Community.
Trustee search launched
Blandin Foundation is seeking at least 2 Itasca area trustees to join our board. Applications accepted until March 25, 2015.
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Apply for an education grant
Itasca area students: get $1,000 to $4,000 each year for education and training after high school. Based on need. Apply by May 1.
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Welcoming applications for 2015 community leadership training sessions
Top 3 Vibrant Communities for March 23-27
To lift up local community leadership in rural Minnesota, every Friday Blandin Foundation will post the Top 3 Vibrant Communities based on timely news coverage and reader submissions. If you have a vibrant story to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Northfield: “The City of Northfield has joined the ranks of many Minnesota cities that seek to find [...]
The rural Minnesota housing crunch
Rural Minnesota communities stretching from the Iowa border all the way up to Canada are starting to feel the bite of the housing crunch. Places like Worthington and Roseau that have generated a wealth of good-paying jobs for the last decade, and have attracted diverse workers from across Minnesota and beyond, are wondering how far [...]
Top 3 Vibrant Communities for March 16-20
To lift up local community leadership in rural Minnesota, every Friday Blandin Foundation will post the Top 3 Vibrant Communities based on timely news coverage and reader submissions. If you have a vibrant story to share, email email@example.com. Thief River Falls: Three students from Lincoln High School (LHS) are gaining workplace experience, getting paid and earning [...]