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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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Rural Pulse 2016
How are rural Minnesotans experiencing their communities? What are their priorities? Rural Pulse survey results sheds light on these questions…
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Warm wishes, Violeta!
Today we wish a fond farewell to Violeta Hernández Espinosa, the Minnesota Council on Foundations Ron McKinley Fellow who has worked alongside our Grants team since the beginning of the year. Violeta has accepted a newly-established position as the Legislative and Policy Liaison with the Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs. Over the past nine months, […]
Top 3 Vibrant Communities | October 10 â€“ 14
1. Grand Rapids: for bringing teachers, forestry and mental health professionals together to explore how the relationship with nature can improve mental health in the community. “Studies show that nature puts up back in balance, motivates us and creates physical happiness,” said Paula Frings, Owner and CEO of Maven Perspectives, LLC. “This session will put a new spin on […]
Rural Minnesota communities celebrate Indigenous Peoplesâ€™ Day
Diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives make our rural communities strong and vibrant. Today, a growing number of rural Minnesota communities are celebrating differences that make a difference with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Here’s a look at the rural Minnesota communities celebrating today: Red Wing: Red Wing was the first city in Minnesota to recognize the second Monday of […]