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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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Top 3 Vibrant Communities | September 19 â€“ 23
1) Goodview: for their community-driven efforts to increase economic vitality by expanding and attracting new businesses. Read the full story here. 2) Red Lake Nation: for holding their first Intertribal Food Summit “which tribal leaders hope will spur the momentum of a movement among their people — a growing interest in returning to the food their ancestors grew, […]
Rural Pulse 2016: Seeing rural Minnesota through the eyes of our communities of color
“Because with 75 years experience, we know that a truly vibrant community will be one where every member has both options for their life, and the ability to pursue those paths to their fullest end.” Blandin Foundation President and CEO Kathy Annette shared this statement with our partners earlier this year in an email about the work […]
The 9 Dimensions: A look into the health of rural Minnesota communities
Safe streets. Active and diverse leadership. Learning opportunities at all stages of life. Clean air. Active faith communities. Strong job market. Accessible healthcare. Welcoming spaces. Separate, these are all bright spots in a community. Only together, though, do they give a holistic view of what it means to be a healthy community. Each of these pieces represents […]