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.
Apply for a grant
Learn about our grant types and application process
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.
Apply for BCLP or BRCLP
Welcoming applications for 2015 community leadership training sessions
Top 3 Vibrant Communities for Feb 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 email@example.com. Trout Lake Township Strong community leadership met opportunity this week as Trout Lake Township announced the activation [...]
Top 3 Vibrant Communities for Feb. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Willmar community leaders gathered this week to celebrate the graduation of the Blandin Community Leadership Program 2014 [...]
Minnesota newspapers recognized for their role in community
Newspapers inform, educate and can even spur change. It takes a special kind of story to touch readers’ hearts and move them to action – even if it’s only to question their own way of thinking. This is what the Grand Rapids Herald Review editor Britta Arendt was honored for at last month’s Minnesota Newspaper Association’s [...]