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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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Legacy and Leadership: An Itasca Story
Itasca area community leaders demonstrate their passion and commitment to making the region a vibrant part of rural Minnesota.
Now taking nominations
Have you seen an act of community leadership recently? Nominate the Itasca area individual or group for an award!
Apply for an education grant
Itasca area students: get $1,000 to $4,500 each year for education and training after high school. Based on need. Apply by May 1.
We're hiring a part-time meeting host and receptionist. Deadline to apply is April 20. Click for details!
Top 3 Vibrant Communities | April 25 â€“ 29
1) Bigfork: A vibrant community is one in which all people have opportunities to improve the quality of their lives. In Bigfork, Minnesota, one program is going the distance to ensure those who have trouble living on their own due to physical or mental disability still have the ability to participate in community life. Members of the Bigfork […]
Top 3 Vibrant Communities | April 18 â€“ 22
1) Red Lake: Sometimes the best way to pass down cultural learning is not through books, lectures or conversation. Sometimes a little action is needed. That’s the case for students at St. Mary’s Mission School in Red Lake who are practicing sprinting, passing, catching as they learn traditional Native American games like lacrosse, longball and shinny. In […]
Top 3 Vibrant Communities | April 11 â€“ 15
1) Pequot Lakes: A new app will put meaningful job opportunities at the fingertips of Pequot Lakes High School students. Bridges Workplace Connection, a nonprofit that links K-12, employers and local communities to prepare the next generation of students for the demands of regional employers, recently released the Jobs Train app, filled with job opportunities tailored to […]