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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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Want young people to boomerang back to your community? Get sticky with your high-achievers.
This year, we’ve written quite a bit on the misconceptions surrounding brain drain – the outmigration of young people after high school graduation – in rural communities. Outposts guest blogger Aaron Brown recently discussed brain gain and the promise it holds for the future of healthy rural communities. He started by saying “Our future rests [...]
Rural MN looks to generational wealth transfer to stimulate vibrancy
In the Midwest, 41-45 percent of people move throughout their lifetime – but it’s not just people that migrate. So does money. In fact, we know that in the next twenty years, $47.9 billion will transfer from one generation to the next in Minnesota. This could mean big things for small, rural communities. But if [...]
Engage in conversations that matter. Attend Art of Hosting training!
Are your volunteer meetings loosing their zest? Have strategic planning sessions got you in a funk? Mix it up! Art of Hosting is a training for all those who aspire to learn how to work with groups in more interactive, engaging and effective ways. Meadowlark Institute is offering a September training, at no cost, to community members [...]